Keanu Reeves says he tried to get “Constantine” sequel
Constantine met with average reactions from critics and the box office when it premiered in theaters in the winter of 2005. Then, as if by magic, it began to create a cult following among fans who appreciated its darker outlook and weirder of the superhero tropes. (John Constantine is a DC Comics character who was co-created by Alan Moore and artist Rick Veitch in the pages of The Swamp Thing saga.) Keanu Reeves has always said that he enjoys making the movie and taking on the role of the Tortured Magician, and that he would definitely be interested in playing the part again. (It was always saying he would be happy to play Constantine again not later than last month.)
Reeves went even further than that in a recent appearance on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert. In this new interview, he said he actively tried to get Constantine 2 done, and was pushed back. “I would love to play John Constantine again,” Reeves said, to which Colbert joked that now that he said it on TV someone would make the movie.
But Reeves claimed that was not necessarily true. To which Colbert replied, “Are you saying you’re ready to play John Constantine on national television right now… that no one is going to make this movie? “I tried. I tried, Stephen,” Keanu replied, sounding almost as sad as the Sad Keanu meme – who actually came back later in the interview. You can watch the entire segment below. below.
Warner Bros. surely had a reason they wouldn’t want to make another one Constantine. Perhaps the fact that the character has spent much of the past decade on television – first in his own solo series, then as a cast member on Legends of tomorrow, played by Matt Ryan – made them hesitate to simultaneously produce a movie with a totally different version of the character. But nowadays there is a Sparkle TV show and a Sparkle movie; why shouldn’t there be several Constantines? Make Sad Keanu happy again!
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