Updated: Nov 15
After rumors began swirling earlier this year that a new live-action film centered on the DC Comics character was in the works at Warner Bros. and Bad Robot Productions, Constantine star Peter Stormare has taken to Instagram with the tease a sequel to the Keanu Reeves-starring adaptation is currently in the works.
Based on the DC Comics’Hellblazercomic book created by Alan Moore, Stephen R. Bissette, and John Ridgway and written by Jamie Delano and Garth Ennis (among other notable writers who have contributed to the series), the 2005 movie adaptation follows John Constantine (Reeves), a cynical supernatural exorcist and demonologist with the ability to perceive and communicate with half-angels and half-demons in their true form. Constantine, who is seeking salvation from eternal damnation in Hell for a suicide attempt in his youth, exorcises demons back to Hell to earn favor with Heaven but has become weary over time. He eventually helps a police detective (Rachel Weisz) to prove her sister’s death was not a suicide while simultaneously unraveling a much larger and darker plot.
The movie, written by Kevin Brodbin and Frank A. Cappello from a story by Kevin Brodbin, also starred Rachel Weisz, Shia LaBeouf, Tilda Swinton, Pruitt Taylor Vince, Djimon Hounsou, Gavin Rossdale, and Peter Stormare.
A rumor recently surfaced that a new live-action film focused on the sorcerer is in development at Warner Bros. Though it’s currently unclear as to who would star in the film as Constantine, given the recent cult following surrounding Reeves’ initially derided outing and his resurgence in popularity at the box office with the John Wick franchise and the forthcoming The Matrix 4 and Bill and Ted Face the Music, as well as the 55-year-old’s continued desire to reprise the role, it’s entirely possible WB would look to him to star in the film.