Constantine Reboot Series Cancelled on HBO Max After Keanu Reeves Sequel Announcement

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Warner Bros. has pulled the plug on the planned Constantine reboot from J.J. Abrams' Bad Robot Productions. The cancellation comes shortly after it was announced that the 2005 DC film starring Keanu Reeves is getting a sequel.

TheWrap reports that the Constantine reboot is no longer moving forward at HBO Max. Bad Robot's other project Madame X has also been shelved and the shows will no longer be released on the streaming service.

Interestingly, a source told the outlet that Warner Bros. TV and Bad Robot are not yet giving up on the projects and will shop them to other platforms. Additionally, the source pointed out that the decision to pass on the shows was not a creative one. Rather, the axe came due to HBO Max having too much DC content.

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This is disappointing news for DC fans who were expecting another version of Constantine to be brought to life. It was previously reported that J.J. Abrams is looking for a POC actor to portray John Constantine in the new series. However, there is a possibility that the role has not yet been cast considering that the project is still in early development.

Although the Constantine reboot and Madame X will no longer be released on HBO Max, there is a possibility that the projects could find a new home elsewhere. Stay tuned for more updates on this story.

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Deadline confirms that a Constantine sequel is in development at Warner Bros. with Keanu Reeves returning as the titular exorcist. Francis Lawrence, who directed the 2005 flick, will return to helm the second film.

Interestingly, J.J. Abrams will still be involved with the movie. He will produce the project alongside Hannah Minghella and Akiva Goldsman's Weed Road Pictures. Goldsman will pen the script for the sequel.

Related: Constantine Reboot Reportedly Still Moving Forward at HBO Max