Keanu Reeves has "tried to" make a Constantine sequel.
The 55-year-old actor had a great time playing bad boy detective John Constantine in the 2005 comic book film but admitted there has been no interest in seeing him portray the character — who appears in DC's Hellblazer comics — for a second time.
When asked on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert if there was a character he wanted to play again but hasn't been offered the role, Keanu replied: “I would love to play John Constantine again from the Constantine movie.” Trouble is, no one wants a Constantine sequel with Keanu.
Stephen clarified: “Are you saying right now that you are willing to play John Constantine on national television right now... that no one will make that movie?"
Keanu replied: "I’ve tried. I’ve tried, Stephen. I would love to."
Stephen then asked if the film did get made, could he have a cameo role as a "reluctant demon".
Keanu exclaimed: "That sounds awesome!"
Watch Keanu's interview on The Late Show here:
Last year, director Francis Lawrence admitted he was keen to make a Constantine sequel.
Speaking at the movie's 15th anniversary reunion panel at last year's Comic-Con, he said: "I think we all wanted to do it. It was successful enough. We wanted to make a responsible, R-rated movie.
"By responsible, I mean we'd make a movie that wouldn't cost quite as much as the original, which we thought was going to be PG-13.
"We worked on the sequel for a while. It was tricky to come up with where to take it."
But the I Am Legend director conceded that it will be difficult to revive the character due to the complications surrounding DC and the variety of superhero universes that exist.
Francis explained: "Unfortunately, I don't even remember who has it, but with all these shared universes that exist now, with Constantine being a part of Vertigo, which is a part of DC, people have plans for these shared universes. You know, possibly different Constantines and things like that.
"Right now, we don't have that character available to us for TV or movies, which is a bummer.
"We all investigated it, but I think it's kind of crazy when you have Keanu, who would love to do another Constantine, and us wanting to do another Constantine, and people are like, 'Uh, no, we got other plans.' We'll see what happens."
While Keanu never got to make that sequel, the Hellblazer comics was adapted into a short-lived TV series in 2014, with Matt Ryan in the title role. Matt would later reprise the character in Arrow and DC's Legends of Tomorrow.
Watch the Comic-Con reunion here:
Keanu will be back in The Matrix Resurrections, opening in cinemas on Dec 22. — BANG SHOWBIZ
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