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Constantine 2 Still In Development, Despite Rumors Sequel Was Canceled By WB

A sequel to Constantine is still in development, despite rumors swirling earlier today that Warner Bros would not be moving forward with the film.

Last year, it was announced that the John Wick actor would reunite with director Francis Lawrence for a sequel to their 2005 cult classic movie based on the Hellblazer comics. Like many DC projects, Constantine 2 went into limbo shortly thereafter, when Warner Bros Discovery installed James Gunn and Peter Safran to take over DC Studios.

The duo essentially cleaned the slate of future DC projects, ditching established projects like director Patty Jenkins' Wonder Woman 3, Dwayne Johnson's Black Adam sequels, and the return of Henry Cavill as Superman.

Gunn then announced a multi-platform slate of movies and TV shows that will essentially reboot the DCU over the next several years — but the Constantine sequel was nowhere to be found.

However, Entertainment Weekly has now confirmed with Warner Bros Discovery that Constantine 2 has not been scrapped, despite fans' fears.

Gunn had previously alluded to projects like Constantine 2 fitting into a side corner of the DCU called Elseworlds, where standalone projects such as Joker 2 and Robert Pattinson's The Batman movies can continue.

When Constantine 2 was first announced in September 2022, Star Wars' JJ Abrams and Hannah Minghella joined the film. They'd previously been working on an unrelated Constantine TV series for HBO Max.

Akiva Goldsman, who executive-produced 2005's Constantine, has taken over scripting duties. He holds previous DC experience, having worked on the mid-1990s Batman movies and the recent Titans live-action show.

The 2005 film followed occult expert John Constantine (played by Reeves) in his encounters with the angels and demons of the DC Universe, including the fallen angel Lucifer (Peter Stormare).

I loved Constantine, and since a sequel is coming, they need to aim high and incorporate him into the Swamp Thing universe, since that's where his character was first introduced in the comics.

Tonally they need to go a bit more hard core than the original film, and since a sequel is still on the chess board, I'm sure James Gunn is looking to stay true to the Hellblazer comics.

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