Ever since David Zaslav took over the reins of the newly formed Warner Bros. Discovery, there has been chaos all around for the DC Universe. Rumors of a Keanu Reeves-inspired Constantine series was in the works for a reboot were around, however, the sequel to the original film Constantine was announced recently.
Following the announcement, HBO Max along with Warner Bros. Discovery and DC canceled the reboot series of Constantine which made fans confused over which side to pick.
Constantine 2 To Be Released By Canceling Constantine Series
It was earlier reported that a rebooted series based on the character of John Constantine was in the works. The series was to be a reboot of the 2014 American series Constantine which featured Matt Ryan as the lead actor. Things seemed to be going brightly as the series was soon to be released on HBO Max along with extending the DC Universe since John Constantine is a part of DC.
However, after many rumors about an awaited sequel to the original classic film Constantine (2005), Variety stated that the franchise will indeed get a sequel in which Keanu Reeves will be once again appearing as John Constantine. Sources at Variety further stated that the reboot series of Constantine that was in the works is also canceled for reasons yet to be disclosed.
This marks the second time a DC project has been canceled by HBO Max and Warner Bros. Discovery along with a canceled Madame X series in the queue.
The fans took to Twitter as the chaos just keeps on increasing for the DC Universe along with the recent Ezra Miller controversies, a canceled Batgirl project, and now the canceled rebooted series.
HBO Max has cancelled their ‘CONSTANTINE’ series but Bad Robot hope to find a new home for it.
— DiscussingFilm (@DiscussingFilm) September 16, 2022
No, all of this is happening simultaneously. They probably think the sequel will make money while those streaming projects won't
— Z ⚡ (@SnapzEnt) September 16, 2022
id take a Keanu Reeves led Constantine Big Budget Sequel over some HBOMax show thatll get lost in the shuffle any day.
— ΩStuntman MikeΩ (@Stuntman_MIK3) September 17, 2022
And to sum up all the bad decisions,
Just sell DC at this point, all these decisions are terrible. Cancelling Batgirl, keeping Flash, selling the Batman tv series and now Constantine. It's pretty clear that Warner Bros doesn't want to make DC content so why keep the brand.
— Ashe Catlin on YouTube (@judgepenguin1) September 17, 2022
The general feeling in the audience is confusion as DC and Warner Bros. Discovery seem to have no clue as to what direction they should head onto. As much as fans are excited for the upcoming Keanu Reeves starrer sequel to Constantine, many people feel angry at the cancellation of the series.
Constantine Needs A New Home
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Although the series is canceled, the production behind the series Bad Robot and Warner Bros. have yet a beacon of hope for it. Sources stated that both the studios have high expectations that the series will soon find a new home i.e., a streaming service, and will be released officially as part of the DCEU.
We currently have no confirmed details regarding the upcoming sequel to Constantine. The only confirmed piece of news is that Keanu Reeves will be returning (as he should) along with the original director of the movie Francis Lawrence (from The Hunger Games fame) reuniting with the John Wick star.
Constantine Season 1 as well as the movie Constantine is available to stream on Prime Video.