Keanu Reeves: “No Constantine 2 For Me, Thanks”

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According to Keanu Reeves, he doesn’t think “Constantine 2″ will happen, and even if it did, he’s not gonna be involved in it. Why? Because he’s just not interested in playing the role anymore. Which is too bad, because “Constantine” was one of Reeves’ only movie, post-“Matrix”, that I thought he excelled at. It was gritty and moody and best of all, it didn’t depend on Reeves’ ability (or is that, inability?) to act. The film survived because of its premise and cool aesthetics as provided by former music video turned film director Francis Lawrence.

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IESB spoke with Keanu Reeves today at the Street Kings junket where he revealed that a second Constantine was probably not going to ever happen.

Just a few months back, director Francis Lawrence mentioned the possibility of a sequel but said that it all depended on a script. Reeves was decidedly less optimistic and said that despite planning it at one time, a second go-round as John Constantine wasn’t something he’d be interested in doing anymore.

Of course, just because Reeves turns the sequel down, doesn’t mean they still won’t do it. I think the movie has a fanbase, and a sequel could be done with another actor in the part. As I said at the beginning, this isn’t a movie that would necessarily be impossible without Reeves’ involvement. The character is strong enough to survive without Keanu.

Of course, Francis Lawrence coming back would be even better, regardless of Reeves. But without Reeves, I doubt if a sequel would get the same type of big budget, which would probably mean Lawrence, too, would be gone. Can “Constantine 2″ happen with a new star and director, and go directly to DVD? I’ve seen worst…

Keanu Reeves: “No Constantine 2 For Me, Thanks”

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  • http://www.fabpretty.blogspot.com/ Mali

    I’m also not a good fan of Keanu.But ‘The John Contstantine’ should be Keanu.He’s the one,not any one.So to be succeeded, Constantine 2 there should be Keanu.Otherwise it will not be.

  • http://www.fabpretty.blogspot.com Mali

    I’m also not a good fan of Keanu.But ‘The John Contstantine’ should be Keanu.He’s the one,not any one.So to be succeeded, Constantine 2 there should be Keanu.Otherwise it will not be.

  • rah

    sequel w/o keanu would suck… i cant pic anyone playing john constantine other than keanu…
    i hope he does end up doing it whenever they decide to make it…

  • rah

    sequel w/o keanu would suck… i cant pic anyone playing john constantine other than keanu…
    i hope he does end up doing it whenever they decide to make it…

  • http://WWW.FOTOLOG.COM/MAQATAWENALAFOTO MAQA

    Puchaa.. he visto muchas paginas sobre el tema que dice que no va a salir & otras que si pero si saliera sin Keanu Reeves seria muy loco waksjakjsajskj pero me encantaria que saliera si todos los que han visto la pelicula creen como yo que jhon constantine ya esta marcado por el gran personaje que es keanu Reeves que no seria lo mejor cambiar de protagonista ojala que keanu reeves cambie de opinion .POR QUE A MUCHAS PERSONAS LES ENCANTARIA VER ESA PELICULA EL DOSMILONCE ( antes que se acabe el mundo el 2012 tenganlo claro por favor aksjaks)

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  • http://WWW.FOTOLOG.COM/MAQATAWENALAFOTO MAQA

    Puchaa.. he visto muchas paginas sobre el tema que dice que no va a salir & otras que si pero si saliera sin Keanu Reeves seria muy loco waksjakjsajskj pero me encantaria que saliera si todos los que han visto la pelicula creen como yo que jhon constantine ya esta marcado por el gran personaje que es keanu Reeves que no seria lo mejor cambiar de protagonista ojala que keanu reeves cambie de opinion .POR QUE A MUCHAS PERSONAS LES ENCANTARIA VER ESA PELICULA EL DOSMILONCE ( antes que se acabe el mundo el 2012 tenganlo claro por favor aksjaks)

  • who

    constantine 2 will not be successful without Keanu Reeves
    though you said:

    “Just because Reeves turns down the sequel, does not mean they still will not do it. I think the movie has a FanBase”

    watch Kung Fu Hustle 2 failure

  • who

    constantine 2 will not be successful without Keanu Reeves
    though you said:

    “Just because Reeves turns down the sequel, does not mean they still will not do it. I think the movie has a FanBase”

    watch Kung Fu Hustle 2 failure

  • bigleeatyt

    remember when keanu turned Speed II down? Which is considered a good decision, Top 10 most brilliant career choice in Hollywood of that year actually.

  • bigleeatyt

    remember when keanu turned Speed II down? Which is considered a good decision, Top 10 most brilliant career choice in Hollywood of that year actually.