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  • Based on DC's Hellblazer series, the 2005 comic book flick Constantine became an unlikely

  • cult favorite despite changing just about everything from the source material in order

  • to fit star Keanu Reeves.

  • Yet despite its popularity, there's still no sign of a second installment in the franchise.

  • Here's a look at why we never got to see a Constantine sequel.

  • Keanu Reeves wasn't interested

  • After the original film was released, director Francis Lawrence said that he wanted to do

  • a sequel.

  • And following the success of his 2007 hit I Am Legend, he had the clout to make it happen.

  • Just one problem: Reeves didn't want to do any sequels, ever, because he said he hadn't

  • played any parts interesting enough to revisit.

  • God I hate this part.”

  • Since then, he's changed his tune, stating in a 2014 Reddit "Ask Me Anything" session that

  • "I love Constantine, too.

  • I loved playing John Constantine.

  • I wish there was a sequel.

  • With me in it."

  • NOW you tell us!

  • It wasn't a hit

  • Most comic book movies seem to fall into one of two categories: gigantic mega-blockbusters,

  • like The Avengers, or complete box office disasters, like Green Lantern.

  • "I know, right?!"

  • But Constantine fell into the middle ground, earning $230 million worldwide against a $100

  • million budget.

  • That's a decent return, but not spectacular enough to ensure a sequel would get made,

  • especially since the franchise's R rating effectively ruled out the teenagers who usually

  • make up the target audience for comic book films.

  • Sure, if Constantine had done Deadpool numbers, a sequel would have gotten the green light

  • on opening weekend.

  • But it didn't.

  • Kay guys!

  • Let’s get out there and make a difference!

  • You know what to do.”

  • The pitch got tossed

  • Constantine director Francis Lawrence has tried a few times to get a sequel off the

  • ground, using a script called "Through the Eye of the Needle" by the screenwriter of

  • the original film, Frank A. Cappello.

  • The plan for the sequel, which reportedly was based on an original idea rather than

  • a story from the comics, was to do a smaller film with a $35 million budget and make it

  • a hard R, which sounds pretty awesome for a movie about an occult detective.

  • Fresh meat.

  • Finger-licking good.”

  • Unfortunately, the suits didn't find it as interesting as Lawrence, and the studio passed.

  • Maybe it was all just a test?

  • It’s only in the face of horror that you truly find your nobler self.”

  • The Constantine TV show flopped

  • After plans for the sequel went nowhere, Warner Bros. decided to go a different direction

  • with the property.

  • The result: a Constantine TV series, which debuted on NBC in 2014.

  • Starring Matt Ryan, the show took a somewhat more faithful approach to the character

  • but it was still canceled after just 13 episodes.

  • The character has since appeared in a guest role on The CW's Arrow, so even though the

  • show is no longer around, the existence of a competing version of the property still

  • muddies the waters for any possible film sequel.

  • It may be rebooted

  • One of the most exciting projects in the DC Cinematic Universe is the proposed Justice

  • League Dark movie, which features John Constantine as part of a group of supernatural types who

  • tackle mystical threats the regular Justice League isn't equipped to handle.

  • That opens a big can of worms in terms of Constantine 2.

  • Sure, Reeves might be up for a sequel, but would he want to play the character as part

  • of an ensemble superhero movie?

  • If not, it's very possible the character will be recast, making a reboot more likely than

  • a sequel.

  • Sure, Constantine was able to defeat Satan, but there's one thing even he can't beat:

  • Hollywood.

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コンスタンティンの続編を見られなかった本当の理由 (The Real Reason We Never Got To See A Constantine Sequel)

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    Lee Tsanko に公開 2021 年 01 月 14 日
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