MADRID, SPAIN - FEBRUARY 8:  Actor Keanu Reeves attends the premiere of his new movie, "Constantine" at the Kinepolis Cinema February 8, 2005 in Madrid, Spain.  (Photo by Carlos Alvarez/Getty Images)
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Keanu Reeves Kept Pestering Warner Bros. About Constantine 2 Until They Said Yes
One of Keanu Reeves' favorite roles is that of John Constantine, the demon-fighting exorcist in Francis Lawrence's 2005 film "Constantine," which continues to delight fans worldwide. Reeves revealed in an interview that he has been bugging Warner Bros. for years to get a "Constantine" sequel made, and it appears that his persistence has finally paid off.
Reeves wasn’t sure if there was any unfinished business with “Constantine” that made him chase the role once more, but he did say, “It was definitely a role that I loved. And I thought that Francis Lawrence, the director, did such amazing work. I loved playing that character, and I really enjoyed the film. I was like, [adopts Oliver Twist voice] 'Can I please have some more?'"
Apparently, this became almost an annual bit for Reeves and Warner Bros. "I kept asking almost every year," said the actor. "I'd be like, 'Can I please?' [and] they'd be like, 'No, no!'" Like little Oliver Twist, Reeves kept asking until the good folks at Warner Bros. said "sure." Now, Reeves said that the team behind the sequel is "just starting to try and put a story together."