Keanu Reeves May Not Be the Only Version of Constantine in the DCEU
Keanu Reeves might not be the only person playing John Constantine in the DC Extended Universe. Warner Bros. is reportedly trying hard to nab Reeves for the upcoming reboot, but inside sources claim that the studio is working on two different versions of the character. Which actor might join Reeves as the second Constantine in the DCEU?
Is Keanu Reeves returning to play Constantine in the DCEU?
There has been a lot of speculation about Reeves reprising his role as Constantine in an upcoming reboot. The actor played the part in the 2005 film, Constantine, which has since developed a cult-like following.
Reeves, however, has yet to comment on returning to the franchise and joining the DCEU. At this point, the only thing that seems certain is that Warner Bros. is planning on bringing the character back to the big screens in the coming years.
Whether this happens as a complete reboot or with Reeves reprising the role is yet to be seen. But landing Reeves would be a huge win for the DCEU, which has seen recent success in films like Joker.
That said, Marvel is also reportedly in the running to cast Reeves for a part in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Warner Bros., of course, has the upper hand with Reeves already being a part of the Constantine franchise.
But the studio will need to work quickly if they want to iron out a deal with Reeves, who has become one of the hottest actors in Hollywood in recent years.
Will there be two different versions of Constantine?
Warner Bros. has been very mum about the rumored Constantine movie. According to We Got This Covered, sources claim that J.J. Abrams is directing the film and Bad Robot is serving as the production company.
The movie will also have a similar tone as Abrams’ upcoming project, Justice League Dark. The idea is that the television show will lay the groundwork for Constantine and other characters, similar to what Marvel is doing in the MCU.
Although we cannot confirm the rumors, an insider also claims that Warner Bros. is looking to introduce two Constantines in the DCEU. Reeves will reportedly play one version of the character while Taron Egerton from Kingsman will appear as the other.
The storyline will utilize the multiverse to explain why there are two versions of Constantine running around. There is also expected to be two separate films and it remains to be seen if the characters will ever cross paths.
The news, meanwhile, comes on the heels that Warner Bros. is currently in talks with Michael Keaton, who might return as Batman in a future project.
This fan-favorite might appear in the ‘Constantine’ reboot
With Warner Bros. seemingly moving forward with the Constantine film, an inside source told We Got This Covered that the studio is also thinking about adding a fan-favorite to the upcoming project.
The insider claims that Abrams wants to introduce Swamp Thing alongside Constantine in the reboot. This aligns perfectly with the comics as Constantine made his first appearance in The Saga of Swamp Thing in the 1980s.
Swamp Thing has never enjoyed a successful outing in a live-action project. Last year, producers came out with a television series about the character, but that project was canceled shortly after the first episode premiered.
If the rumors about Swamp Thing and Reeves are true, then Warner Bros. could have another hit on their hands. Unfortunately, the studio has been very tight-lipped about its future plans, so there is always the possibility that the plans will change.
In the meantime, Keanu Reeves is coming off one of the busiest years of his career. The actor took part in five different movie projects in 2019 and is gearing up for the release of Bill & Ted Face the Music later this year. He is also slated to reprise his role in The Matrix 4, which is currently in production.