Constantine Sequel Not Dead Yet

The comic-based Keanu Reeves starring vehicle Constantine wasn’t a big hit at the box office, and didn’t really have that big of a loyal following, yet a sequel for the hellish thriller has been discussed ever since the movie came out. Talks about it goes forth and back, with some people claiming the project has died and others that it is alive and well, and will probably start shooting soon-ish. It’s been about 5 years since the movie came out now, so a sequel was starting to seem less likely, especially seeing as it has now been quiet on the rumor front for quite some time. Well, until now, that is.

Super producer Lauren Shuler Donner has been talking (albeit very briefly) with the good folks over at Bloody Disgusting, and has confirmed that the project is not yet dead, and indirectly confirmed that there still is no chosen script, but that both the studio and Reeves are still interested in doing the sequel.

I hope [it happens]. I want to. We tried it, we always got there, and then we had a few bumps in the road. Keanu was involved with us, everybody was. We just had a few bumps in the road. We’re gonna try again…we heard a good take.

Personally I have yet to see Constantine, but I haven’t heard anything all that good about it, at best the word of mouth has been that it’s a mediocre and more or less forgettable adaption of the DC/Vertigo comic book Hellblazer. However I do love me some Reeves, and have usually liked most of his critic-panned flicks that I’ve seen, so I suppose I should check it out sometime. What say you, is it worth a watch? Are you game for a sequel?



  • bard

    I would love to see a sequel. I love Constantine, one of the best comic book movies to me. The visuals of Hell are pretty unique and interesting. The story is pretty great, and Tilda Swinton and Rachel Weiss are great in it, and the emotionless Keanu Reeves is perfect.

    I always recommend this movie to people who just want a cool movie to watch. Nothing too deep, just a lot of fun.

  • David

    I’m a big fan of the comic and I actually loved the movie. Keanu’s character is very different from the book and the character in the movie isn’t morally ambiguous and deceitful. (He’s also from LA instead of Liverpool, England.) Nevertheless, the movie was very entertaining and I’m not sure why anyone would bitch about it.

  • Rob

    I rather enjoyed Constantine. It wasn’t awesome by any stretch, but it was fun in my opinion. The end seemed a bit abrupt, but overall, a decent story. The FX were done well and I enjoyed Reeves and really enjoyed Rachel Weiss in it. I’d sat give it a watch when you are in the mood for a fun popcorn type movie.

  • Constantine is a visually entertaining movie. Peter Stomare who plays Satan and Tilda Swinton create some unforgettable characters. I liked it so much I bought the DVD. But no, I’m not really looking forward to the sequel. Some films should just stand alone.

  • Mike

    i feel like there is a devoted following for movies that deal with hell and demons. Hellboy, End of Days, Constantine, I have a couple friends who love these movies, even if two of them kind of suck.

  • bard

    After thinking about it more, the sequel could be much better than the original because Shia, the worst part of Constantine, wouldn’t be in it.

  • Dane

    I liked it to when it came out. It’s a bit dated already and I would like to see someone else do the character instead of Reeves. I always thought he was miscast in that one. I liked just about everything else. You should give it a go Sean.

  • Dane

    Oh shit, sorry. Thought Sean posted this.

  • Drewsifer

    This movie was apotheosis like Wanted in be sense that they both deviated from Fantastic source material, but created great adaptions. I would love to see a Constantine sequel that strays from the catholic mythology and delve into the magic side like the comics.

  • Drewsifer

    Goddamn iPhone spellcheck

  • illux

    Yep I still like that movie for the same reasons mentioned above. I always thought Guy Pearce form Memento with the blond hair looked more like the comic book Constantine:

    http://ia.media-imdb.com/images/M/MV5BMTMxMTIwMzAyM15BMl5BanBnXkFtZTYwNTQwNzc3._V1._SX450_SY304_.jpg

  • Ray

    I’d like to see a Constantine sequel. Enjoyed the movie and have watched it a couple of times. Pretty much agree with all the above positive stuff. Great cast etc.

    I never really care to much about the liberties taken when shooting source material, be it a book or a comic or whatever, as long as a goob job is done.

    I hope this one happens

  • Ben

    The movie was pretty darn good. As has been said, it veers from the source material but that fact doesn’t make the movie less entertaining.

  • tymcneill

    Just finished watching Constantine on blue ray. I think it´s pretty awesome and yeah…I didn´t read the comic (but I am going to). I saw it in cinema because the trailer was freakin cool and I would be first in line for a sequel.
    Adaptations always have to deal with changes because each media has it´s own laws.

  • Imaginewhat

    I’ve keeping an eye out for news on the sequel ever since the first movie came out! I can’t wait! So I’m hoping its not dead yet :)

  • FRANK

    I LIKED THE FIRST MOVIE, THOUGHT IT HAD AN INTERESTING PLOT AND IDEAS. REALLLY DO HOPE THAT THEY DO A SEQUEL TO THIS, BECAUSE REALLY HELLBLAZER IS ONE OF THE REALL UNKNOWN COMICS AND I THINK THAT IT DESERVERS A SEQUEL BECAUSE THIS IS A NICE BREAK FROM ALL THE CONVENTIONAL SUPER HEROE MOVIES AND ALL THE REBOOTS THEY’RE COMING OUT WITH. ALSO REEVES PORTRAYED CONSTANTINE TO THE LETTER ( AND YES I KNOW HE’S NOT BRITISH BUT WHATEVER THE DAMAGE IS DONE ) AND PETER STORMORE AND TILDA SWINTON STOLE THE SHOW.

  • Rick

    I’m so confused that people don’t love Constantine. It’s one of my favorite movies, and I’m REALLY critical. I’ve never read the written version, it’s probably very different and that turns off those fans … anyway, conflicted over wanting a sequel to Constantine, since I really looked forward to the Hellboy sequel (Hellboy was a pretty good movie … nice comedic “tone” to it) and then Hellboy II really sucked.

  • Jon

    Seriously agree with Rick here. This movie was so underrated it’s absurd. No one thinks about it as one of the all time greats, but it has so many elements that could lead to intriguing new story lines. Reeves casting was the perfet choice. Weiss was a nice complement. Both should be recast in a sequel. Shia LeBoef’s charactier was shortlived, but could have been a good sidekick. Midnight, played by Djimon Hounsou, made me crave more on the guy who tries to walk the balance. His club with the vampire-themed guests was another intriguing collection fo possiblites.

    Would nice to see Warnerbros give a little more consideration to a sequel. The audience would be ripe for it, especially with the soon-to-be released PRiest coming out. Kinda tells you society craves a warrior of the light with all these vampire movies out there finding success.

    At least the John Constantine character is a little more believable than some of the others.