Constantine 2 Finally Provides Clarity on Project Status, And The News Is Exciting
Will Constantine be back soon? Looks like it.
- Constantine 2 has been one of the most anticipated sequels for many years, but the status of the project has changed constantly without providing any clarity.
- Director Francis Lawrence has revealed that he plans to resume working on Constantine 2 after Thanksgiving.
Warner Bros. decided to develop a sequel to Constantine after Keanu Reeves appeared on The Late Show With Stephen Colbert. Colbert then asked the actor which of his previous characters he would like to return to. Reeves confidently replied that he missed John Constantine.
Constantine 2 Has Been Stuck for Years
Keanu's statement excited fans of the actor and famous demon hunter. The director of the original Constantine, Francis Lawrence, said that after Keanu's statement on the show, Warner Bros. gave the green light for the sequel and entrusted Lawrence with the production.
However, things didn't go so well after that. First, there were statements that the project was in the works, then that the sequel was canceled, then that it was revived again, and so on. After much confusion, Francis Lawrence finally clarified the status of the project and shared news that will make the hearts of all fans beat faster.
The Director Plans To Resume Production After Thanksgiving
In an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, the director revealed that he has plans to begin full-fledged development after Thanksgiving:
“We managed to wrangle some control and started working on some ideas for Constantine 2 […]. It’s still the very beginning, as the strike put it on hold for a little bit. So we’re probably going to start getting back together after Thanksgiving, and dig back in to try and crack it.”
We can say one thing – let's hope that this is a final statement that will not be followed by new rumors about the freezing of such an anticipated project.
At the end of the first movie, the main character remains at the grave of his assistant and friend Chas. The open ending allows the screenwriters to be free in their ideas, but the plot of the sequel has not been revealed yet.
However, it is known that Lawrence plans to make the second installment more violent and mature, as the director followed the studio's instructions when making the first film and made it fit the PG-13 rating.
But Constantine still received an R rating after all, which upset Lawrence, who admitted that if he had known this in advance, he would have made the film for a more adult audience.