According to Bloody Disgusting, John Constantine will be back in a new DC animation project that will be part of a series of original DC Showcase shorts.
Entitled “Constantine: The House of Mystery”, the short film received a high age rating due to “extreme violence”, and will only be viewed by adults.
Matt Ryan, who has played the character since the 2014 live-action series, will return to voice the character on the project.
Production is expected to start in mid-2022.
It’s worth remembering that Keanu Reeves recently revealed that he’d like to return to play John Constantine in a possible sequel to the 2005 film – and that he’s been trying for a long time to get back into the mythical universe of the feature film.
“I would love to play John Constantine from [filme] ‘Constantine’. I tried. I tried [voltar], Stephen, ”he commented.
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A while back, Reeves gave a similar interview to Esquire, reiterating his willingness to star in a sequel, while having fun trying to remember how many characters named John he has played over the years:
“I love playing Constantine. Jean Constantin. Wow, I played a lot of Johns. How many Johns have I played? I do not know. I think it’s past ten. But anyway, I would love to have the chance to play Constantine again. “, did he declare.
According to The Direct, director and producer JJ Abrams is working on the new film, which is expected to be available direct on HBO Max.
The site claims that Warner Bros. is in talks with Reeves to reprise the role, more than fifteen years after the first film.
The studio is planning four adaptations involving the character, including a solo film and an appearance on LJS.
Everyone involved in the project is expected to return, and producer Akiva Goldsman revealed details of the plot in a recent interview.
“We want to make a sequel for the over 17s [Rated-R]. In my idea, Constantine wakes up in his cell and he is next to a prisoner. It’s controversial. the scenario of [Frank Cabello] he placed Jesus as the protagonist’s cellmate. He’s back and he’s in New York. Yes, the sequel would show it, ”he said.
“We talk more about sequels than in the studio… It wasn’t an absolute success nor a critical success at the time. Religion is a polarizing element in the story. I remember participating in a question-and-answer session, and someone, I can’t remember what religion, was so confused by the idea of heaven and hell. Because, in his worldview, there was neither heaven nor hell. So how was he supposed to enter this world properly, right? And that was one of the big conclusions. The subject of the story was just to put people aside, ”he said.
The original film was released in 2005 and grossed $ 230.9 million when it premiered, although it received negative reviews from critics. The film was directed by Francis Lawrence and also starred Rachel Weisz and Tilda Swinton in the cast.
With the real possibility that star Keanu Reeves will reprise the role of Constantine in a new Warner film, acclaimed artist BossLogic has developed wonderful concept art that reinvents the popular actor in his character.
The art brings references to Reeves’ look in the first film, also mixing in several references from the comic book.
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