Earlier than we start, let’s make one factor very clear, as an adaptation of DC’s Hellblazer comics, 2005’s Constantine was a travesty. Keanu Reeves is nothing just like the punkish, British John Constantine from the web page and the movie takes some fairly main liberties with the character.
Nevertheless, for those who’re capable of disassociate the film from its supply materials, or for those who simply don’t know a lot concerning the property generally, it’s truly a reasonably entertaining trip. Its theological themes make it a lot smarter than different supernatural actioners that have been hitting theaters round on the time, just like the Underworld motion pictures, and there was a variety of real creativeness on present, too.
It’s type of a disgrace, then, that we by no means noticed a sequel, and plainly Reeves feels that method as effectively. Talking in a current interview with Selection, the actor mentioned he’d like to play the character once more.
“I’ve all the time wished to play John Constantine once more. I simply love that world, too, and I like that character. I simply had a blast taking part in a personality and [playing] in that world.”
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On condition that Keanu Reeves was sizzling off The Matrix trilogy on the time, that’s in all probability why he landed the gig, and as a lot as we cherished him as Neo and extra just lately, John Wick, Constantine simply wasn’t the most effective match for him. Nonetheless, with the actor seeing one thing of a profession resurgence as of late, we wouldn’t have an issue with him attempting his hand at it once more.
That being mentioned, with the character now being performed by Matt Ryan on tv, and discovering a lot success, we will’t think about Reeves will get his want. At this level, if anybody’s going to be bringing Constantine to the large display screen, it’s going to be the aforementioned Legends of Tomorrow star. And albeit, that’s in all probability for the most effective.