The Keanu Reeves starring Constantine (2005) didn’t exactly receive the praise it deserved during its time of release. However, the movie has managed to have its own dedicated fanbase since its time of release fifteen years ago. Despite the lukewarm response, Constantine did become a box-office success, earning over $230 million against a budget of $70 million.
Starring Keanu Reeves as John Constantine, Constantine had received praise for its acting performances. Joining Reeves were Tilda Swinton as the Archangel Gabriel, Rachel Weisz as LAPD Detective Angela Dodson, Shia LaBeouf as Chas Kramer, Djimon Hounsou as Papa Midnite, Gavin Rossdale as Balthazar, and Peter Stormare as Lucifer Morningstar.
Since Constantine‘s debut in 2005, the actors involved in the superhero horror movie have been enthusiastic about a sequel. Finally, after fifteen long years, fans might finally get a sequel to Constantine, if a recent Instagram post is to be believed.
Apart from Keanu Reeves, Tilda Swinton, and Djimon Hounsou, Peter Stormare had received widespread acclaim for his portrayal of Lucifer Morningstar/Satan. On Instagram, Peter Stormare shared a post praising his performance as the Devil in Constantine. The post reads “In Constantine, Peter Stormare plays one of the best versions of Satan in film history.” But more interestingly, the caption of the post has grabbed our attention.
In the post’s caption, Peter Stormare has written “Sequel In The Works”, leaving fans of Keanu Reeves’ Constantine euphoric. If Stormare is indeed sure about Constantine 2 being in the works, the timing cannot be any more perfect. The resurgence of Keanu Reeves’ career in recent years by the widely acclaimed John Wick franchise can work wonders for a Constantine sequel. Reeves is also set to reprise his role as Neo in Matrix 4, apart from his anticipated role in the delayed Cyberpunk 2077 video-game.
As an intellectual property of DC, the possibility of integrating Constantine into the larger DC Extended Universe is very much a possibility, as DC’s multiverse will be soon explored in the coming years. With Keanu Reeves’ global popularity and the resurgence of R-rated movies, a dark, graphic, and mature sequel to Constantine are exactly what fans are waiting for right now.