Keanu Reeves Reveals Constantine 2 Canceled Or Saved Under James Gunn’s New DC Universe

Keanu Reeves reveals that Warner Bros. Discovery is currently "re-evaluating" whether the studio will make Constantine 2.

By Sckylar Gibby-Brown | Published

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Keanu Reeves is the king of action movie sequels with four Matrix movies, four John Wick movies (plus a fifth that’s currently in pre-production), and two Bill and Ted movies under his Judo black belt. So, obviously, after movie-watchers loved Reeves’s portrayal of the DC detective John Constantine in 2005’s Constantine, to fans, it was only a matter of time before Constantine 2 was made. Then, Warner Bros. took Constantine fans on a roller coaster ride— greenlighting the film, then canceling it, and now Reeves is saying Warner Bros. Discovery is “re-evaluating” the movie, and a final decision has yet to be made.

Constantine starred Keanu Reeves, Rechel Weisz, and Djimon Hounsou. It follows a detective and demonologist named Constantine (Reeves), who helps a policewoman named Angela Dodson (Weisz) prove that her sister’s death was not suicide, but something supernatural. It was based on the DC comic series of the same name, which is part of why there’s a roller coaster to determine if Constantine 2 will ever get made.

At one point, Constantine 2 was full throttle ahead until the power shift brought on by James Gunn and Peter Safran mixed up all of the DC movie content plans. Although Keanu Reeves, director Francis Lawrence, and producer Akiva Goldsman were all on board to bring the Constantine sequel to fruition, suddenly getting the rights to the character and fitting him in with Gunn’s and Safran’s newfound vision became much more complicated.

Collider reporter Steve Weintraub spoke with Keanu Reeves about the possibility of a Constantine 2 during a press event for John Wick 4 and asked the actor if he thought the film would get made. In response, Reeves said that Warner Bros. Discovery is currently reexamining whether or not they want to do a Constantine sequel, and if they do, whether or not they want Reeves in the titular role (they’d be idiots if they went with a different actor). While Reeves doesn’t know either way whether Constantine 2 will happen, the Speed actor has his fingers crossed that the sequel will move forward.

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We’re with Keanu Reeves on this one. While Constantine wasn’t Reeve’s most well-received film (critics gave it a 42% approval while fans enjoyed it more and gave it a 72% approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes), most of the flack was directed toward the script while movie-watchers felt Reeves’ acting deserved the cult following it later developed. Moving forward with Constantine 2 would give the entire team a second chance at creating a critically acclaimed Constantine movie. 

Meanwhile, even if Constantine 2 doesn’t make it to set, it’s not like Keanu Reeves is sitting at home waiting for his next project. The Point Break actor has a full schedule with six upcoming projects in the works (seven, pending Constantine 2). In addition to John Wick 4 and John Wick 5, Reeves is also working on the John Wick spin-off Ballerina, the action-adventure BRZRKR, an under-wraps Jonah Hill project called Outcome, and will be voicing a video game character in the upcoming Cyberpunk 2077 video game.