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Keanu Reeves Has ‘Always Wanted’ To Play Constantine Again

by : Francesca Donovan on : 19 May 2019 09:05
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In case you missed it, Keanu Reeves is on a high, right now.

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John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum has just taken out Avengers: Endgame at the box office  – with a fucking pencil, I bet – and its leading man has landed a contract with the high end fashion house Givency.

He’s gracing front covers of magazines left, right and centre, if in the usually self-deprecating style we all know and love of the man who was meme’d for looking sad while eating a sandwich.

With the world at his feet, though, Keanu is still fondly reminiscing times earlier in his career. Specifically, his starring role in cult classic, Constantine.

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In case you missed that, too, here’s the trailer:

While promoting the recently-released third instalment of the John Wick franchise, Reeves appeared on Variety‘s new movie podcast, The Big Ticket.

After talking about the longevity of the action franchise – amid hints a fourth film will hit cinemas should the fans want it (yes please!) – and returning for another Bill & Ted movie next year, Reeves was asked if there are any other roles from his past that he’d like to revisit if given the chance.

Constantine, d’uh. That’s right, the very same cynical John Constantine with the ability to communicate with half-angels and half-demons in their true form on his salvation mission from Mexico, to LA, via the gates of Hell.

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He said:

I’ve always wanted to play John Constantine again. I just love that world, too, and I love that character. I just had a blast playing a character and [playing] in that world.

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While Matt Ryan is doing a stand-up job of playing the American detective in the occult 2005 film – also starring Rachel Weisz, Shia LaBeouf, and Tilda Swinton, nonetheless – it’d be hard for DC to say no to Keanu right now.

John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum is in cinemas now.

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Francesca Donovan

A former emo kid who talks too much about 8Chan meme culture, the Kardashian Klan, and how her smartphone is probably killing her. Francesca is a Cardiff University Journalism Masters grad who has done words for BBC, ELLE, The Debrief, DAZED, an art magazine you've never heard of and a feminist zine which never went to print.

Topics: Film and TV, John Wick, John Wick 3: Parabellum, Keanu Reeves

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