The ‘Constantine’ Sequel Will Proceed Despite DCU Changes!
It can be challenging to maintain track of previously confirmed projects and their destiny with the continuing reorganization of the DCUniverse(DCU) slate. When word of a long-awaited Constantine sequel leaked last year, Internet rumor had it that James Gunn, the director of the DC Extended Universe, had decided to reject the project as part of his attempt to revamp the DCU.
It turns out that, at least temporarily, the movie is protected from the migration of content. A Warner Bros. spokesperson reportedly told Entertainment Weekly that it is still a part of Gunn and co-director Peter Safran’s original plan. The assurance follows the sequel’s exclusion from the pair’s announcement of the first batch of movies, which also included Swamp Thing, The Authority, The Brave and the Bold, Supergirl: Woman of Tomorrow, and The Batman Part II.
If everything goes according to plan, Keanu Reeves will return to the Hellblazer comics’ John Constantine, the magic-wielding warlock-turned-occult detective who gained popularity. The first movie’s director, Francis Lawrence, will also make another attempt.
It’s unclear where Constantine 2 will go into the DCU pipeline, but it’s important to remember that Gunn promised more projects would be revealed for Chapter 1: Gods and Monsters is the slate of films that will be released after Shazam! The Flash, Fury of the Gods, and Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom. Fans can rest easy for the time being knowing that Reeves will continue to raise Hell.