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After Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, J.J. Abrams is set to start work on a next project with WB Pictures. While some were sure that this was supposed to be a Superman movie, it looks like the movie will be about another DC hero—or anti-hero to be more accurate.
As reported by The Direct, Abrams is set to produce a Constantine film focusing on DC’s Hellblazer John Constantine. We have no official details on the movie yet, and it’s still unsure if this will serve as a reboot of the franchise or a continuation of the 2005 movie’s timeline with Keanu Reeves.
While I’m sure that there are a lot of people who actually liked the Keanu Reeves Constantine, it’s worth saying that his take on the character is far from comic accurate. In the original Hellblazer comic, Constantine was English, blonde, and frequently wore his brown trench coat. Reeves’ version is very American, and even has some funky tattoos to give the character some more edge.
I guess the more accurate version of the character is Matt Ryan’s from the Constantine series, but even then the show didn’t take off, getting cancelled after one season. If anything, Ryan’s Constantine still makes appearances in other DC shows, and he also provides the voice for the animated movies.
Personally, I want a reboot for the character in the DCEU, but with The Flash said to be introducing a concept of a multiverse, it would be interesting to see Reeves back in the role, even just for a cameo.
We don’t have any official confirmation of the Constantine reboot yet, but we should get some kind of announcement in the upcoming DC FanDome event this August.