One of Keanu Reeves' best movies is getting a long-overdue sequel 1 year ago

One of Keanu Reeves' best movies is getting a long-overdue sequel

The original came out 17 years ago.

The 2005 superhero horror movie Constantine which starred Keanu Reeves is getting a follow-up, according to reports.


Deadline says that Reeves will be back for the sequel, alongside the director of the original Francis Lawrence (who later made I Am Legend) which should please fans of the cult flick.

Based on DC's Hellblazer comic book, the 2005 film saw Reeves play the title character of John Constantine, a cynical exorcist in Los Angeles who teams up with a policewoman (Rachel Weisz) to investigate her twin sister's death.

In the process, he discovers that demons are trying to break through to the human world.

Featuring a stacked supporting cast including Djimon Hounsou, Peter Stormare, Shia LaBeouf and Tilda Swinton, Constantine received mixed reviews upon its release and currently holds a 46% score on Rotten Tomatoes.


That said, it has gone on to garner a cult following since it came out, perhaps on account of its talented ensemble and much darker tone than most other superhero movies.

In recent years, there have been rumours of a Constantine sequel, with Reeves telling Variety in 2019 that he was still interested in reprising the character.

"I've always wanted to play John Constantine again. I just love that world... and I love that character," the Hollywood icon said.


According to Deadline, Akiva Goldsman (A Beautiful Mind) will write the screenplay and produce the follow-up, alongside J.J. Abrams.

Meanwhile, the original Constantine is streaming on Netflix in Ireland now.