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Keanu Reeves Claims He Begged Studio To Make A Constantine Sequel "Every Year"

A Constantine sequel, with Keanu Reeves reprising the title role, was greenlit last year. 

Keanu Reeves Claims He Begged Studio To Make A Constantine Sequel "Every Year"

Keanu Reeves begged Warner Bros. to make a Constantine sequel.

Reeves, 58, is set to reprise his role as the supernatural exorcist John Constantine in the upcoming sequel to the 2005 adaptation of the DC's Hellblazer comics. But the journey to the follow-up was a long and arduous one.

Speaking to Total Film, Reeves said: "I don't know if it was unfinished business but it was definitely a role that I loved, and I thought that Francis Lawrence, the director, did such amazing work. I loved playing that character, and I really enjoyed the film.

"I was like, (adopts Oliver Twist voice) 'Can I please have some more?'... I kept asking almost every year. I'd be like, 'Can I please?' [and] they'd be like, 'No, no!'"

Lawrence is returning to direct the sequel, which was confirmed last year, and Reeves is hopeful about the movie's prospects.

The Matrix actor said: "It's exciting. It's almost like an open playground that we can hopefully cook something up and play in, and I guess get out of the playground and prepare a meal, but I'm looking forward to it, and hopefully it can happen.

"You don't know how these things go. But I'm definitely going to try my darnedest to try and realise that dream."

Francis had to be "convinced" to work on the sequel but agreed to do so once it became clear that Reeves and screenwriter Akiva Goldsman would have control over the character of Constantine.

The Hunger Games filmmaker said: "We finally have sort of given the permission to go ahead and do our version of Constantine because people are always saving him to be part of some shared universe thing or some TV thing or whatever.

"And now I think people realise that there might really be an appetite for another version of the Keanu Constantine."

Constantine was also adapted as a TV series in 2014, with Matt Ryan in the title role. The show lasted for 13 episodes, but Ryan would continue to portray him in Arrow, Batwoman, The Flash and DC's Legends of Tomorrow.

Reeves will next be seen in John Wick: Chapter 4, in cinemas on March 23.— BANG SHOWBIZ

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