Constantine 2 Not Canceled: Still In Development Starring Keanu Reeves

Director Francis Lawrence says they are in full control and are working on the story.

Director Francis Lawrence says they are in full control and are working on the story.

Constantine 2 Not Canceled: Still In Development Starring Keanu Reeves

Constantine 2 starring Keanu Reeves is still in development and has not been canceled as original director Francis Lawrence confirms they are working on the story.

Back in September of 2022, it was announced that Keanu Reeves would be reuniting with Lawrence, with Akiva Goldsman writing, and producing along with Bad Robot’s J.J. Abrams and Hannah Minghella.

However, following James Gunn and Peter Safran taking over DC, it was said plans for Constantine 2 have been scrapped.

Following Gunn and Safran’s appointment, Akiva Goldsman actually said the sequel is still moving forward, but in March, Keanu Reeves questioned if it was going to happen.

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“We have control”

Now while talking with Gamespot, director Francis Lawrence says he has been working on the Constantine 2 story with Keanu Reeves and Akiva Goldsman and that they are in full control.

“So Constantine 2 got obviously held up by the writers strike,” Lawrence said. “And we had to jump through a bunch of hurdles to get control of the character again, because other people had control of the Vertigo stuff. We have control.”

He continued, “Keanu and Akiva Goldsman and I have been in meetings and have been hashing out what we think the story is going to be, and there’s more meetings of those that have to happen–the script has to be written–but really hoping that we get to do Constantine 2, and make a real rated R version of it.”

Update: Lawrence also said Keanu Reeves will play an older Constantine and the sequel will be very R rated.

The first Constantine was released in 2005 and also starred Rachel Weisz, Shia LeBeouf, Djimon Hounsou, Tilda Swinton, Peter Stormare, and Gavin Rossdale. The movie follows Keanu Reeves as the titular character, a supernatural exorcist and demonologist who helps a policewoman prove her sister’s death was not a suicide, but something more.

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