Constantine 2 – a sequel to one of DC’s cult-classic movies is now in the works at Warner Bros. with Keanu Reeves and Francis Lawrence, who made his helming debut on the original, set to reunite.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, the studio is developing a sequel to 2005’s Constantine, the film based on the supernatural DC property. Veteran scribe Akiva Goldsman will write the script and produce via Weed Road Pictures, with J.J. Abrams producing via Bad Robot with Hannah Minghella. The details about the sequel are being kept under wraps at the moment.
As part of an overall deal with Warner Bros., Abrams has also been developing a new Constantine HBO Max-exclusive series, which would be part of a Justice League Dark shared universe. However, according to reports, the HBO Max series is no longer moving forward, although the streamer had been in early talks with an actor for the lead role before the new movie came together.
Four scripts were written for the new adaptation set in contemporary London. In the years since Constantine hit theaters, Matt Ryan has played the character in both live-action (NBC’s Constantine series, DC’s Legends of Tomorrow) and animation (Justice League Dark). Jenna Coleman also plays a gender-swapped version of Constantine in Netflix’s The Sandman.