Francis Lawrence Updates the Constantine and I am Legend Sequels


That prequel to Will Smith’s “I am Legend”? Pretty much dead, says Francis Lawrence, the film’s director, and who until now had been attached to the prequel. Which is surprising, considering that the movie (despite middling reviews by critics) still managed to power itself to a $585 million dollar worldwide box office, with $256 of that coming from Stateside moviegoers. It just goes to show you the power of Will Smith’s box office draw, and why a direct sequel wouldn’t have worked because, well, it would have involved going on without Smith.

Speaking to MTV, Lawrence had this to say about the status of the horror/post-apocalyptic movie:

No, I don’t think that’s ever going to happen.

Oh well. I’m sick and tired of prequels anyway, especially when you already know what happens to the main character eventually.

Lawrence, though, was more hopeful about the “Constantine” sequel with Keanu Reeves. He sounds like he’s still gung-ho about eventually doing an “R” rated sequel (the first one was PG-13), or at least, he doesn’t come right out and dismisses it like he did the “I am Legend” prequel, which should give all you “Constantine” fans hope. There’s still plenty of “Constantine” movie fans out there, right?

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  • Dedpool

    YES! R-rated sequel to Constatine please! Though they changed alot, the essence of the character was still there and I enoyed it. I’d have rather them went with James Marsters as Constatine and just basically had him play it as Spike if he were Constantine.

  • Avalon

    It’s about time. I’ve been waiting for another Constantine movie.

  • Avalon

    It’s about time. I’ve been waiting for another Constantine movie.

  • Baddog

    I diddo that. I was hoping badly that a new Constantine would come out.

    • Tina

      I’ve been waiting for years!!1