The sequel to Constantine is in development and was already been announced by Warner Bros. Discovery. According to an update from director Francis Lawrence, Constantine 2 will be an R-rated sequel. Keanu Reeves will reprise the role of John Constantine, a chain-smoking cynic, who had the power to perceive the true visage of half-angels and half-demons on the human plane.
In an interview with The Wrap, Francis Lawrence give an update on the Constantine sequel. he told Constantine 2 would be his next project and it will be hard R-rated. Lawrence told, “One of the biggest things for me about the first one was we followed, per Warner Bros., the rules to make a PG-13 movie in terms of violence, blood, language, sexuality. But the rating board gave us a hard R based on their gray zone of intensity. And my big, big regret was that we have an R-rated movie that’s really a PG-13 movie,” Lawrence said. “And if I was going to have to go have an R, I would have really made an R-rated movie. I would have made it much scarier and much more violent and I would have really made an R-rated movie.”
Lawrence added, “The idea is this time, at least for me, is to really go at it and make a real R-rated Constantine which is, I think, what people always wanted originally, not the PG-13 version that just happens to get an R.”
In an interview with Cinema Blend, Keanu Reeves said that it is doubtful of the future of Constantine 2. He said, “We’re trying, I don’t know if it’s going to happen.”
John Constantine is a character based on DC Comics. Created by Alan Moore, Stephen R. Bissette, Rick Veitch, and John Totleben. Constantine was portrayed by Matt Ryan in the NBC series Constantine (2014–15), who later reprised the character in the Arrowverse series Arrow and Legends of Tomorrow and several animated productions.
Constantine 2 release date is TBA.