New CONSTANTINE Will Replace Reeves & Ryan With Non-White Actor

J.J. Abrams & Bad Robot’s new Constantine TV series is coming soon. And today we have some killer updates. First, Guy Bolton has been tapped to write the pilot.

Next, the show will reboot the character’s onscreen continuity. Meaning, a search is underway for someone new to play the title role – and we hear the powers that be want a non-white actor. So that means no Keanu Reeves or Matt Ryan.

This is all due to the plan for this show to connect directly to Abrams’ Justice League Dark. Also, this new Constantine will stick close to the comic’s horror-driven roots. And I don’t know about you, but I’m digging ALL of these updates.

How about you?

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Francis Lawrence’s Constantine with Keanu Reeves, Rachel Weisz, Tilda Swinton, Djimon Hounsou, and Gavin Rossdale was released 16 years ago today.

Kevin Brodbin and Frank Cappello penned the script based on Hellblazer comics. It centers on suicide survivor and demon hunter who’s been to hell and back. And he knows that when he dies, he’s got a one-way ticket to Satan’s realm. That is unless he can earn enough goodwill to climb the stairway to heaven. Constantine ignites a plot involving angels and demons while helping a cop investigate her twin’s suicide.

Who would you like to see play Constantine?

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