Warner Bros. and producer J.J. Abrams are teaming up to bring back Keanu Reeves as Constantine in a new live-action movie for HBO Max.
Sources say Warner Bros. wants to use HBO Max to build up the Justice League Dark before producing a big-budget Avengers-style movie.
We’ll let you know when we hear more.
Keanu Reeves first played John Constantine in I Am Legend director Francis Lawrence’s 2005 version co-starring Rachel Weisz, Shia LaBeouf, Tilda Swinton, Djimon Hounsou, Gavin Rossdale, and Peter Stormare.
Written by Kevin Brodbin and Frank Cappello, it centers on suicide survivor and demon hunter John Constantine who has literally been to hell and back — and he knows that when he dies, he’s got a one-way ticket to Satan’s realm unless he can earn enough goodwill to climb God’s stairway to heaven. While helping policewoman Angela Dodson investigate her identical twin’s apparent suicide, Constantine becomes caught up in a supernatural plot involving both demonic and angelic forces. Based on the DC/Vertigo “Hellblazer” comics.
Rated R for violence and demonic images, the film sports a 46% approval rating over on Rotten Tomatoes with a Critics Consensus that reads: Despite solid production values and an intriguing premise, Constantine lacks the focus of another spiritual shoot-em-up: The Matrix.