Keanu Reeves is set to star in the long-awaited follow-up to 2005's Constantine

A Constantine Sequel Is in the Works With Warner Bros, Keanu Reeves Returning Unfortunately, that sequel comes at a cost, as the rebooted Constantine series is reportedly dead at HBO Max


In a very unexpected but welcome bit of good news for DC fans, Warner Bros. is moving forward with a sequel to 2005's Constantine. And yes, Keanu Reeves will star once again as the wily magician/demon hunter John Constantine.
As reported by Deadline, Reeves is set to return alongside director Francis Lawrence and producer Akiva Goldsman. Goldsman is also penning the screenplay this time. The film is also being produced by Bad Robot's J.J. Abrams and Hannah Minghella.
There's no word on the plot of the sequel, nor whether other actors like Rachel Weisz, Shia LaBeouf or Djimon Hounsou will also return.
Constantine 2 will mark the first time Reeves has played the title character in nearly 20 years, mirroring Michael Keaton's belated return to the Batman role in 2023's The Flash. As recently as December 2021, Reeves voiced a strong desire to reprise the Constantine role.
In the years since Constantine hit theaters, Matt Ryan has played the character in both live-action (NBC's Constantine series, DC's Legends of Tomorrow) and animation (Justice League Dark). Jenna Coleman also plays a gender-swapped version of Constantine in Netflix's The Sandman.
DC Extended Universe: Every Upcoming MovieTake a look at the road ahead for both the DCEU and the bigger universe of DC movies and TV shows. Some of these are definitely happening, some are in development, and some have big question marks surrounding them, but all could wind up on the big screen sooner or later...
Black Adam (October 21, 2022) - Dwayne Johnson’s Black Adam is finally making his movie debut in 2022. This one has been in the works for years, and will also feature the Justice Society of America with Noah Centineo as Atom Smasher, Aldis Hodge as Hawkman, Quintessa Swindell as Cyclone, and Pierce Brosnan as Doctor Fate. (On March  9, Black Adam's release date was pushed back from July to October 2022 and DC League of Super Pets was pushed from May to Black Adam's previous July date.)Pennyworth Season 3 (October 2022) - The early years of Batman's faithful butler will continue in October 2022 for a third season on HBO Max. The series is even getting a new title - Pennyworth: The Origins of Batman's Buter.Titans Season 4 (Likely 2022) - Titans has been renewed for Season 4 on HBO Max. Season 3 saw the young heroes fighting evildoers in Gotham City, but the finale saw them heading back to sunny San Francisco - though they’re doing so road-trip style, so maybe the new season will just focus on that journey.Doom Patrol Season 4 (Likely 2022) - Doom Patrol has been renewed for Season 4 on HBO Max. There’s no word on who the villain will be, but given how the team finally embraced being the oddball heroes that they are at the end of last season, we imagine that will be the main source of conflict going forward.The Arrowverse TV Series (2021-2022 Seasons) - The Flash, Legends of Tomorrow, Batwoman, and Superman & Lois all aired new episodes for the 2021-2022 season. Naomi and Stargirl, which also air on The CW but on <em>different Earths</em> than the other Arrowverse shows (long story!), also debuted or continued in 2022.<br><br>

Batwoman, Legends of Tomorrow, and Naomi were canceled at the end of the 2022 season, but a Gotham Knights series is in the works. So that means The CW DC shows that are in production now are The Flash, Superman & Lois, Gotham Knights and Stargirl. And The Flash will also be ending in 2023 with a shorter 13-episode run.<br><br>

Meanwhile, David Ramsey -- John Diggle from Arrow -- may return in Justice U, which is in development at The CW. If the show happens, it will feature Diggle training a new generation of heroes.
Unfortunately, this movie comes at a cost. Variety corroborates Deadline's story, while also reporting that Abrams' Constantine and Madame X series are no longer moving forward. Abrams was announced to be working on a rebooted Constantine series in 2021, and the Madame X announcement followed later that same year. Both shows were expected to tie into the Justice League Dark series on HBO Max. It's unclear whether Justice League Dark itself has been given the ax, but in light of the recent Batgirl cancellation, this is one more reminder that few DC movies or shows are truly safe during the current turmoil at Warner Bros. Discovery.

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