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Keanu Reeves & 'Constantine' Team Reveal There Were Sequels Planned

Keanu Reeves & 'Constantine' Team Reveal There Were Sequels Planned

Constantine, the 2005 comic-book inspired film starring Keanu Reeves made a big impact at the box office when it first opened.

The movie, which was directed by Francis Lawrence and produced by Akiva Goldsman, earned $230 million worldwide, which was a decent debut, but yet, there were no sequels that came after that.

During the 15th anniversary panel during Comic Con at Home this weekend, the three guys revealed just why there weren’t.

“Yes. Oh my God, yes. [Sequels] endlessly came up,” Akiva shared. “Boy, we wanted to, we wanted to do a hard-R sequel. I think we’d probably make it tomorrow. We tried a lot of different ways…to the studios who make it, which was Village Roadshow and Warner Bros., it was always sort of a feathered fish.”

He added that the film was quite odd though: “Its oddness, the thing that you’re talking about, which I do think is one of the most lovely parts of the film, the way it is equally comfortable in a character scene between Keanu and Rachel [Weisz] as it is with demons hurling themselves at a man who is going to light his fist on fire and expel them. It’s odd.”

“It’s not really action-packed, it just has a bunch of action. This movie isn’t really a thing, it’s a few things. Which is what I think is beautiful about it. But those seem to get harder and harder to make, and even then…we talked about it, we had ideas.”

One of the ideas, he revealed, involved Keanu‘s Constantine meeting Jesus.

“I love that one of [John] wakes up in a cell, he has to identify a prisoner. Remember? It was [screenwriter Frank Cabello’s] idea. [The prisoner] was Jesus.”

Constantine did live on in small screen adaptions after the film, with Matt Ryan playing the role in a short-lived series, and now on DC’s Legends of Tomorrow.

Watch the entire reunion below!

If you missed it, a brand new trailer was dropped for Keanu‘s other new movie, Bill & Ted Face The Music! See it here…

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