Since its 2005 debut to mixed reviews, Constantine, which cast Keanu Reeves as a demon hunter on a holy mission, has gained a cult following. The movie turned a small profit worldwide on a $100 million budget, and never got a follow-up. But the film’s director, Francis Lawrence, says that he’d still be keen–and so would Reeves.
Speaking to Slashfilm, Lawrence says that the whole team wanted to do a sequel, but it would have had to make some changes. “We wanted to make a responsible, more R-rated movie,” he says. “By responsible, I mean we’d make a movie that wouldn’t cost quite as much as the original, which we thought was going to be PG-13.”
Lawrence says that they worked on a sequel for a while, and says that the team has talked about it again recently. “Keanu, (producer Akiva Goldsman), and I have actually talked about it,” he says, clarifying that they talked “recently” about a sequel. But it’s complicated, as Constantine is a comic license that there might be other plans for.