Everyone’s favorite demonologist will return in the feature film sequel to the 2005 cult-favorite supernatural action film, with Akiva Goldsman writing and Weed Road Pictures, J.J. Abrams, and Hannah Minghella producing.
Everyone’s favorite demonologist is coming back to exorcise some major evil butt! A film sequel to the cult-favorite supernatural action film Constantine will soon start production, and will once again star the incomparable Keanu Reeves alongside original director Francis Lawrence (Hunger Games), who will also return. Unfortunately, the announcement may mean the end of a series adaptation at HBO Max by J.J. Abrams’ Bad Robot Productions, as it now seems to be dead in the water. We can’t blame them; after all, who can compare to the Keanu Constantine?
Based on the original character from DC comics, John Constantine is an exorcist and expert demonologist caught in the age-old battle between good and evil. While noble, his diligence in demon killing is also selfishly fueled by his vendetta to end up in heaven. After all, “What would you do if you were sentenced to a prison where half the inmates were put there by you?”
Constantine has also been portrayed on the small screen by Matt Ryan in multiple projects including DC’s Legends of Tomorrow, The Flash, Batwoman, Constantine: City of Demons, and many others. While he was a fan favorite pick for the HBO Max series, Keanu won the battle for the big screen.
Not much is known in the way of plot, but it may be assumed that events will be at least loosely based on content from the comics. Akiva Goldsman is set to write and produce under his Weed Road Pictures Banner, alongside Bad Robot’s J.J. Abrams and Hannah Minghella. Considering Abrams’ involvement in both the sequel film and the scrapped series, it’s seeming even more likely the former killed (transformed?) the latter.
No word yet on who will handle the devilish VFX. Who else would you like to see reprising their role from the 2005 Constantine film?