A Keanu Reeves-led Constantine sequel is reportedly nonetheless in growth. As per Leisure Weekly, a Warner Bros. Discovery spokesperson assured them that Constantine 2 had not been scrapped. Experiences from final 12 months instructed that Reeves was reuniting with the unique director Francis Lawrence for a contemporary instalment because the magic-wielding exorcist primarily based on DC Comics’ Hellblazer comedian e book. The mission was by no means talked about throughout DC Studios co-CEO James Gunn’s presentation from earlier this month, which seeks to create a coherent DC Universe, interconnected throughout movies, TV collection, animation, and gaming.
The EW report does not point out any returning actors like Rachel Weisz, although it was beforehand instructed that Akiva Goldsman (Batman & Robin) was connected to write down the screenplay and produce the Constantine sequel. The unique 2005 film noticed the occult skilled (Reeves) partnering with a policewoman to resolve the thriller behind a suicide, with the investigation taking them by the realms of demons and angels. For now, there isn’t any phrase on a launch window or plot particulars both, however followers on-line can relaxation simple realizing that simply because it wasn’t talked about in Gunn’s breakdown, it hadn’t been cancelled. That mentioned, Gunn alluded that any DC Comics initiatives that fall outdoors of his mainline DC Universe can nonetheless co-exist, below the ‘Elseworlds’ umbrella. This, in fact, consists of Matt Reeves’ The Batman universe, Todd Phillips’ Joker, and Teen Titans GO!
Titled ‘Chapter 1: Gods and Monsters,’ co-CEOs Gunn and Peter Safran laid out new plans for the DC Universe, which can kick off as soon as the flicks from the previous regime get their theatrical showings. This consists of Shazam! Fury of the Gods, Aquaman and the Misplaced Kingdom, and The Flash — the final of which can reset the complete timeline, giving means for brand spanking new characters and tales to unfold. The part will begin with an animated collection for Creature Commandos, revealing that characters will continually transfer out and in of animation and live-action initiatives, with the identical actor(s) voicing and starring, respectively. That will probably be adopted by TV collection known as Waller, after which the “true starting of the DCU” — Superman: Legacy, which can discover the story of a youthful Superman. Henry Cavill, who appeared because the Kryptonian hero in Zack Snyder’s movies, introduced his return to the position in October. Nevertheless, issues modified when Gunn got here on board and needed to discover a more moderen story.
Different initiatives within the lineup embrace a Swamp Factor origin film, which canonically, is about in the identical darkish fantastical universe as Constantine’s. Whereas it’s unclear as to the place the Constantine sequel would land, Gunn instructed that he had extra initiatives in retailer for us. As for whether or not he plans on tying in that universe along with his imaginative and prescient for DCU, solely time will inform. In the meantime, Reeves will subsequent be seen assuming his position as knowledgeable hitman in John Wick: Chapter 4, which is slated to launch subsequent month.
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