“I was like, ‘Can I have more please?'” Reeves said in his best Oliver Twist impression.
Keanu Reeves did his best Oliver Twist impression to convince Warner Bros. to give the green light to a “Constantine” following.
The actor revealed (with an Oliver Twist accent) that he asked, “Can I have more?” at Warner Bros. every year since “Constantine” was released in 2005.
“I don’t know if it was unfinished business, but it was definitely a role I loved, and I thought Francois Laurent, the director, did an amazing job. I loved playing that character and really enjoyed the movie,” Reeves told Total Film (via FilmWeb). “I was like, [adopts Oliver Twist voice,] ‘Can I please have more?’ …I kept asking almost every year. I’d be like, ‘Can I please?’ [and] they would say, ‘No, no!’ “
As for the sequel, which was confirmed in September 2022, Reeves said, “It’s exciting. It’s almost like an open playground where we can hopefully cook something and play, and I guess get out of the playground and cook a meal, but I can’t wait to be there, and I hope that can happen. You don’t know how these things happen. But I will definitely do my best to try to make this dream come true.
Director Lawrence will return to directing the feature film with a screenplay by Akiva Goldsman. JJ Abrams will also executive produce through his Bad Robot banner.
Lawrence admitted he had to be “convinced” to revisit the property, but signed on after it was clear Reeves and screenwriter Goldsman might have “control” over the character. Lawrence said The envelope that the sequel will also have a hard R rating “which I think is what people always wanted originally,” he added.
“We finally kind of got permission to go ahead and do our version of Constantine because people are always saving him to be part of a shared universe or some TV thing or whatever. “Lawrence said, citing the “craziness with DC”. amid the new appointments of chefs Peter Safran and James Gunn. “And now I think people are realizing that there really could be an appetite for another version of the Keanu Constantine.”
The original “Constantine” starred Rachel Weisz, Shia LaBeouf, Tilda Swinton, Pruitt Taylor Vince, Djimon Hounsou and Gavin Rossdale. Additional casting for the sequel has yet to be announced; it is unknown if other actors will reprise their respective roles.
In addition to “Constantine”, Reeves will be directed by Jonah Hill for the film “Resultwhich Hill also co-wrote with Ezra Woods.
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