Stuck snuggly between the time comedian guide films have been a unprecedented commodity and our present costume-filled local weather is Constantine, the DC Comics adaptation with Keanu Reeves within the lead because the chain-smoking occult detective John Constantine. The movie did lovely k when it debuted in 2005—$230 million international on a $100-ish million funds—however spawned no sequels. But boy, have been there sequel concepts. Speaking to Reeves, director Francis Lawrence, and manufacturer Akiva Goldsman all over Collider’s Constantine reunion panel at ComicCon@Home, it used to be lovely transparent all concerned sought after to proceed John Constantine’s tale at the giant display screen.
According to Goldsman, it used to be the studio who wasn’t somewhat on board with extra of Constantine‘s oddball tone.
“Yes. Oh my God, yes. [Sequels] endlessly came up. Boy, we wanted to, we wanted to do a hard-R sequel. I think we’d probably make it tomorrow. We tried a lot of different ways…to the studios who make it, which was Village Roadshow and Warner Bros., it was always sort of a feathered fish. Its oddness, the thing that you’re talking about, which I do think is one of the most lovely parts of the film, the way it is equally comfortable in a character scene between Keanu and Rachel [Weisz] as it is with demons hurling themselves at a man who is going to light his fist on fire and expel them. It’s odd. It’s not really action-packed, it just has a bunch of action. This movie isn’t really a thing, it’s a few things. Which is what I think is beautiful about it. But those seem to get harder and harder to make, and even then…we talked about it, we had ideas.”
Goldsman shared one sequel concept with us that will have had fanatics pronouncing “Jesus Christ”, most commonly as a result of actually Jesus Christ would’ve been a personality.
“I love that one of [John] wakes up in a cell, he has to identify a prisoner. Remember? It was [screenwriter Frank Cabello’s] idea. [The prisoner] was Jesus. He comes up and he’s in New York. Just…yeah we talked about a few scenes.”
But the cult Constantine fandom does survive 15 years later—we put in combination an entire panel for a explanation why—with Lawrence noting it stays arguably his maximum trustworthy fanbase.
“We definitely talked about sequels more than the studio. Because the movie did fairly well, and this was also a time when people still sold DVDs so I think it did decently at the time. But it wasn’t a knockout success and it also wasn’t really critically acclaimed by any means at the time. The cool thing for me about the movie is just, in the 15 years since it released, every time I do a movie and travel the world and do junkets, I am signing Constantine DVDs. More than any other movie that I’ve done. Over the years, different countries, people really, really love this movie. It’s like found a new life in a weird way. I even see articles, like Rotten Tomatoes posted an article like apologizing to Constantine about the Rotten Tomato count it had. People have sort of discovered it recently, weirdly. It’s always had its cult fanbase, which is great. But I think people have discovered it in a new way. So I think we always loved it more than the studios did.”
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