Keanu Reeves is ready to return to the world of comic-book movies and reprise his former role as John Constantine.
The Hellblazer is currently enjoying mainstream recognition on the small-screen with The CW’s Legends of Tomorrow, portrayed by Matt Ryan. It is easy to forget that this isn’t the first time one of comic-book world’s most famous warlocks has appeared in live-action. Before Legends of Tomorrow and NBC’s cancelled Constantine series, also starring Matt Ryan, the Master of the Dark Arts appeared in a 2005 solo movie portrayed by Keanu Reeves.
While the 2005 movie did not garner the same success for DC and Warner Bros. as recent hits such as 2017’s Wonder Woman and 2018’s Aquaman, it did boast modest acclaim earning $230 million at the box office while earning a cult following with loyal fans who support the movie and Reeves’ interpretation of the character.
With the promotion tour for John Wick 3 currently underway, in a podcast interview Reeves was asked if there are any roles he would like to revisit with the supposed wrapping up of the John Wick franchise. The action star responded instantly with the DC warlock as he had fun with the character.
As the DC film universe is currently venturing into self-contained movies as opposed to the expansive Marvel Cinematic Universe style, it could make some sense for Warner Bros. to release another Constantine movie potentially starring Keanu Reeves.
In DC Comics, John Constantine is a leader of the supernatural Justice League Dark, a team which was reported to have its own movie in-development in July 2017 during San Diego Comic-Con. Since then however, no further development or news has been announced in relation to the movie.
Matt Ryan currently stars as John Constantine on The CW’s Legends of Tomorrow Season 4 with the season finale airing on May 20.
Keanu Reeves can currently be seen reprising action hero John Wick in John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum, showing in theaters now.
Developed by Greg Berlanti, Marc Guggenheim, Andrew Kreisberg, and Phil Klemmer, Legends of Tomorrow stars Caity Lotz, Brandon Routh, Dominic Purcell, Nick Zano, Maisie Richardson-Sellers, Amy Louise Pemberton, Tala Ashe, Ramona Young, Matt Ryan, Jes Macallan, and Courtney Ford. Check out the synopsis for Season 4 below:
“In season four, occult detective John Constantine re-joins the team on a more regular basis to help them hunt down magical fugitives that have been scattered throughout the timeline following the team’s battle with Mallus. The team eventually discovers that events surrounding the creatures have been orchestrated by the demon Neron, who has a history with Constantine. The Legends are joined by the shapeshifter Charlie, who becomes stuck in Amaya’s physical form after losing her powers, and Mona Wu, who has the ability to turn into a Kaupe.”
DC‘s Legends of Tomorrow airs Mondays at 9 pm ET on The CW.