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.

Matthew Perry takes digs at Keanu Reeves

Perry’s upcoming memoir, “Friends, Lovers, and the Big Terrible Thing,” includes a few shocking revelations, including his exit from ‘Don’t look up’ after his heart stopped for five minutes. However, the most shocking is a pair of seemingly out-of-nowhere shots he takes at the beloved Keanu Reeves. At two points in the memoir, Perry questions why Reeves is still alive when “talented” actors and “original thinkers” like River Phoenix and Chris Farley had tragic deaths.

“The list of geniuses who were ahead of their time is too long to detail here — suffice to say, near the top of any such list should be my costar in ‘A Night in the Life of Jimmy Reardon,’ River Phoenix. River was a beautiful man, inside and out — too beautiful for this world, it turned out. It always seems to be the really talented guys who go down. Why is it that the original thinkers like River Phoenix and Heath Ledger die, but Keanu Reeves still walks among us? River was a better actor than me; I was funnier. But I certainly held my own in our scenes”.

Reeves is mentioned again, later in the book when Perry talks about the death of his friend and comedian, Chris Farley. “His disease had progressed faster than mine had. (Plus, I had a healthy fear of the word ‘heroin,’ a fear we did not share). I punched a hole through Jennifer Aniston’s dressing room wall when I found out. Keanu Reeves walks among us. I had to promote ‘Almost Heroes’ two weeks after he died; I found myself publicly discussing his death from drugs and alcohol. I was high the entire time.”

After an intense internet backlash, Matthew Perry issued an apology. Telling People “I’m actually a big fan of Keanu. I just chose a random name, my mistake. I apologise. I should have used my own name instead.”

Episode 257: Films from 1999

In which Martyn and Gerrod look at the bumper year, which was 1999.

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Review-Bill & Ted Face the Music

Reuniting the magic of a successful franchise after a long hiatus can be a daunting task, especially in comedy films where societal sensibilities change over time. However, Bill & Ted Face the Music manages to deliver a new and innovative instalment that pleases both lifelong fans and new audiences.

Alex Winter and Keanu Reeves seamlessly slip back into their titular roles, 29 years after their last film. They are still the kind-hearted characters we fell in love with in 1988, now on a quest to write the song that will unite the world.

The outstanding script by franchise creators Chris Matheson and Ed Solomon allows Bill and Ted to grow and evolve while remaining true to their beloved characters. The film offers enough callbacks to the previous films to please fans, while also welcoming newcomers.

The late George Carlin’s Rufus is respectfully handled, and William Sadler as Death remains a highlight with his absurd and uncool portrayal.

In addition to Bill and Ted’s adventures, we also follow their daughters, Billie and Thea, played by Brigette Lundy-Paine and Samara Weaving, respectively. They are completely believable as the daughters of Bill & Ted, and a spin-off with these two leading the way would be highly entertaining.

The film’s runtime of 91 minutes means that some characters, such as Bill & Ted’s wives, Elizabeth and Joanna, are underserved. However, the overall message of love, hope, unity, friendship, and joy for music shines through.

Reeves and Winter’s natural chemistry and understanding are apparent throughout the film, showcasing their trust and friendship after all these years.

2020 has been rough for everyone, Bill & Ted Face the Music is a shining beacon of pure unadulterated pleasure. It delivers a message that might just save the universe, and the end credits are a must-see.

Bill and Ted Face The Music will come to UK cinemas on September 16th.

WB looking to reboot The Matrix

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Warner Brothers is reportedly developing a new film in The Matrix franchise, which includes the successful trilogy: The Matrix (1999), The Matrix Reloaded (2003), and The Matrix Revolutions (2003). However, the Wachowski siblings, who wrote and directed the original trilogy, are not yet involved in the project.

During the promotion of John Wick 2, Keanu Reeves was asked if he would consider returning for a Matrix sequel. He responded by saying that the Wachowskis would have to be involved in writing and directing, and that he would need to see the story before committing.

It is currently unknown if the film would be a soft reboot, involving Neo’s character, or if it would focus on a new character. However, Michael B. Jordan has been rumoured to be in consideration for the lead role.

Personally, I believe that The Matrix doesn’t necessarily need a reboot or a remake. Nonetheless, given that the original film is now 18 years old, there’s a new generation of viewers who may not have had the chance to experience it, which could explain why Warner Bros is considering it.

Film Review-John Wick:Chapter Two

When discussing John Wick: Chapter 2, it’s important to consider what made the first film so successful. The original John Wick was a breakout hit in 2014, thanks in large part to its simplistic yet effective storyline, stunning visuals, and tight, well-choreographed action scenes. The film quickly became a cult classic, earning a reputation as one of the best action movies in recent memory.

With the sequel, director Chad Stahelski faced the difficult task of trying to build on that success while still staying true to the original. Some fans might argue that he succeeded, while others might say that he fell short.

One of the biggest differences between the two films is the storyline. While the first film was relatively straightforward – a retired hitman seeks revenge after the death of his dog – the sequel is a bit more convoluted. It’s divided into four distinct parts, each with its own set of characters and conflicts.

Some viewers might find this approach to be overly complicated, and miss the simplicity of the original. However, others might appreciate the expanded world-building and character development that comes with a more complex storyline.

Another key difference between the two films is the level of humour. While the original John Wick had its moments of levity, the sequel amps up the comedy considerably. This is largely thanks to the chemistry between Keanu Reeves and Common, who share a number of hilarious scenes together.

Overall, while opinions on John Wick: Chapter 2 may vary, it’s hard to deny that the film is an impressive follow-up to the original. The action scenes are just as breathtaking as before, the visuals are stunning, and the commitment of the cast and crew to their vision is evident in every frame. And of course, Keanu Reeves continues to prove that he’s one of the most charismatic and talented action stars working today.

Forget Neo, forget Ted. Keanu Reeves will forever and always be John Wick.

John Wick:Chapter Two is out in the UK 17th February 2017.

Trailer-John Wick

Keanu Reeves has often been criticised for his lack of “range” however, when you need a good-looking moody guy who can kick ass, he’s the only one you call.
Below is the first trailer for his upcoming movie ‘John Wick’.

When a retired hit man is forced back into action by a brutal Russian mobster, he hunts down his adversaries with the ruthlessness that made him a crime underworld legend in John Wick; a stylish tale of revenge and redemption.

After the sudden death of his beloved wife, John Wick (Keanu Reeves) receives one last gift from her, a beagle puppy named Daisy, and a note imploring him not to forget how to love. But John’s mourning is interrupted when his 1969 Boss Mustang catches the eye of sadistic thug Iosef Tarasov (Alfie Allen) who breaks into his house and steals it, beating John unconscious and leaving Daisy dead. Unwittingly, they have just reawakened one of the most brutal assassins the underworld has ever seen.

John’s search for his stolen vehicle takes him to a side of New York City that tourists never see, a hyper-real, super-secret criminal community, where John Wick was once the baddest guy of all.

I am ridiculously excited for this film, I love a moody Keanu.

JOHN WICK opens nationwide across the UK on 10th April 2015.