- Keanu Reeves is set to reprise his role as John Constantine in the upcoming film Constantine 2.
- The sequel will be part of DC’s ‘Elseworlds’ category, featuring standalone films separate from the main DC Universe continuity.
- Reeves, writer Akiva Goldsman, and director Francis Lawrence have been actively working on the development of Constantine 2, despite some delays.
The anticipation surrounding Keanu Reeves, known for his roles in The Matrix and John Wick, reprising his iconic role as demonologist John Constantine has been increasing among fans of the original 2005 film. Reeves’ return in Constantine 2 is happening as DC Studios expands its portfolio under the guidance of James Gunn, with the focus on unique, standalone projects.
A piece of fan art, created by Instagram artist @spdrmnkyxxiii, has generated excitement and interest in the possibility of a more mature and nuanced portrayal of the character in the sequel. The film was announced in September 2022, and while specific plot details are still under wraps, it is known that the sequel will not participate in the shared DC Universe led by Gunn and Peter Safran.
Constantine 2 will be classified under the newly established ‘Elseworlds’ category, described by James Gunn as being separate from the main DC Universe continuity but maintaining high quality standards. Other upcoming films in this category include The Batman – Part II, and Joker: Folie à Deux.
According to updates, Reeves has been involved in discussions with Gunn about the ‘Elseworlds’ project, while writer Akiva Goldsman and director Francis Lawrence have been working on the sequel’s narrative. There has been a temporary setback due to the WGA strike, delaying the completion of the script. Nonetheless, fans eagerly await the return of John Constantine and another classic performance from Keanu Reeves.