The Elusive Constantine Sequel: Will It Ever Happen?

For fans of the Hellblazer comics, John Constantine is a character that needs no introduction. A demonologist, occult detective, and master of the dark arts, Constantine has been a staple of the comic book world since his creation in 1985. He’s also had his fair share of film adaptations, most notably the 2005 movie “Constantine” starring Keanu Reeves.

Despite its mixed reviews, the film has developed a cult following over the years, and many fans have been clamoring for a sequel. Reeves himself has been a vocal advocate for a follow-up, and while there have been rumblings of a second film for years, nothing has ever come to fruition.

As of 2023, the fate of the Constantine sequel remains uncertain. While there have been reports of a potential follow-up for years, nothing has been officially confirmed. In a recent interview, Reeves revealed that James Gunn and Peter Safran are currently trying to figure out how a Constantine sequel would fit into their plan.

While Francis Lawrence is set to direct and Akiva Goldsman will produce and write the script, the ultimate decision lies in the hands of Gunn and Safran. It’s unclear what their plans are for the character, but one can only hope that they make the right decision.

Despite the uncertainty surrounding the sequel, there’s no denying the impact that John Constantine has had on the world of comics and pop culture. Created by Alan Moore, John Constantine made his first appearance in the pages of “Swamp Thing” in 1985.

Since then, he’s had his own ongoing series, several miniseries, and a slew of guest appearances in other comic book titles. He’s also appeared in various other media, including television shows like “Constantine” and “Legends of Tomorrow.”

One of the things that sets Constantine apart from other comic book characters is his morally ambiguous nature. He’s not a hero in the traditional sense, and he’s not a villain either. He’s a flawed, complex character who often finds himself caught in the middle of supernatural conflicts.

While the fate of the sequel may be uncertain, there’s no denying that John Constantine is a character with staying power. He’s been a fixture of the comic book world for over 30 years, and his popularity shows no signs of waning.

Whether or not we’ll see a sequel to the 2005 film remains to be seen, but fans of the character can take solace in the fact that he’ll continue to appear in various other media. From comics to television shows, John Constantine is a character that’s sure to endure.

John Constantine is a character that’s captivated audiences for over 30 years. He’s complex, morally ambiguous, and a true original in the world of comics. While the fate of the Constantine sequel remains uncertain, there’s no denying the impact that the character has had on pop culture.

Constantine to appear in Arrow

The Constantine series may have been canceled by US Network NBC, but thanks to Warner Brothers insisting that all their TV properties take place in the same universe, regardless of the Network they’re on, actor Matt Ryan is going to reprise his role as John Constantine in the fourth series of Arrow.

The Constantine star took to Twitter to confirm the details, in the video below.

Constantine will appear in episode 5 of the upcoming fourth series.

Arrow showrunner Marc Guggenheim added:
“We are thrilled to have Matt Ryan reprise the role of John Constantine on an upcoming episode of Arrow. Matt is an incredibly talented actor and his portrayal of this beloved character was always something we admired. The introduction of magic and mysticism on the show this season has provided a truly organic opportunity for us to bring John Constantine to Arrow and the CW’s DC universe. It will be a well-deserved tip of the hat to all the Constantine fans who were so incredibly supportive of that series.”

I’m excited by this news, I feel that Constantine had a great first series. Hopefully his apperance will cause the CW to green light a spin-off.