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Keanu Reeves Never Stopped Lobbying For Constantine 2

Keanu Reeves says he never stopped lobbying for Constantine 2. Constantine is based on the Hellblazer comic book series, with the first film released in 2005. It was met with a mixed reception, as it changed aspects of the character, like making him American instead of British and altering the reasons behind his damnation. However, the movie found a cult following over the years, with a sequel finally confirmed in 2022. Both Reeves and original director Francis Lawrence will return.

While speaking with Total Film (via MovieWeb), Reeves admitted that he could never let Constantine go, as it was a character he loved. The actor pestered the studio, asking them almost annually if they could make Constantine 2 happen. Check out Reeves’ comments on the sequel below:

I don’t know if it was unfinished business but 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?’ … I kept asking almost every year. I’d be like, ‘Can I please?’ [and] they’d be like, ‘No, no!’ So it’s exciting. It’s almost like an open playground that we can hopefully cook something up and play in, and I guess get out of the playground and prepare a meal, but I’m looking forward to it, and hopefully it can happen. You don’t know how these things go. But I’m definitely going to try my darndest to try and realize that dream.

Related: Keanu Reeves’ Constantine 2 Continues DC’s Justice League Dark Problem

How Will Constantine 2 Fit Into The DCU?

Keanu Reeves as Constantine holding weapon

The DCU has seen numerous shakeups over the last year. The surprise shelving of Batgirl remains shocking, as well as the continued controversies surrounding The Flash star Ezra Miller. And while James Gunn and Peter Safran taking the reins of DC Studios is exciting, many of their decisions have been met with backlash, like Henry Cavill being ousted as Superman again and Black Adam dropped as a hero of focus. Still, their continued promise of a new vision for the DCU is intriguing, especially if it winds up including Reeves’ Constantine.

Despite much of the DCU’s future under wraps, Constantine 2 seems to still be on track, and depending on how the character fits into the universe, he may have a long-standing tenure in front of him. While Constantine was a stand-alone film upon release, the sequel may be part of a larger world of heroes. The character doesn’t routinely work with big hitters like Batman or Superman, but he has in the past, proving that Constantine could interact with more prominent DC characters. However, DCU creatives may have an even better solution in mind.

Justice League Dark, which assembles a league of darker heroes like Constantine, Zatanna, Etrigan, and Doctor Fate, was once in the works with Guillermo del Toro. While that iteration never came to fruition, it could thrive under Gunn and Safran, working much like Gunn’s own The Suicide Squad. Therefore, Constantine 2 could help bring Reeves’ character into the DCU, setting him up to appear in numerous other projects.

On television, Matt Ryan’s Constantine jumped from his own canceled series to Legends of Tomorrow, showing how he can thrive with other heroes. So, depending on the DCU plans, Reeves’ take could appear in several ways. Still, Constantine 2 has a while before it hits screens, with further updates likely to elucidate the character’s future.

More: Keanu Reeves’ Constantine 2 Return Is A Massive Win For DC

Source: Total Film (via MovieWeb)

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‘I am officially off the market’: When Margot Robbie revealed she made the ‘conscious’ decision of not dating actors

Margot Robbie revealed her decision to not date actors because of the media scrutiny that came with a public relationship of two high-profile actors
Back in 2015, A-lister Margot Robbie made a declaration that she would not be dating any actors. The actress may have alluded to her fiance Tom Ackerley, who she married the following year in 2016. In an exclusive interview with Marie Claire, she revealed that being in a relationship as an actor herself came with its own set of challenges. She believed that dating someone who was popular would add on to the media scrutiny.

Margot Robbie opened up on why she made a conscious decision to not date actorsTalking to Marie Claire, she claimed, “I am officially off the market.” She then shared the reasoning behind her decision and added, “I made a conscious decision not to date actors.” She continued to explain, “But not because I hate actors. That’s a nasty generalization to make, and that’s not the case. People take such an interest in your love life when you have a profile, it puts a lot of stress on a relationship.”
The Barbie actress continued, “So two people with profiles, I figure it’s just double the amount of scrutiny, and I’d like to avoid that at all costs.” This came after reports of her locking lips with Tarzan co-star Alexander Skarsgard started making rounds. It was reported that she was caught kissing the actor during the Sundance Film Festival.

Margot Robbie revealed she opted for a minimal lifestyle even after becoming an actorIn the interview, Robbie also opened up about how she was adapting to fame. She shared, “I have a normal 24-year-old life. If I were a waitress, I’d probably have the exact same lifestyle. I’d go to the same clubs I go to already, live in the same house with the same housemates, hang out with the same people.”
However, Margot Robbie tied the knot with Tom Ackerley who is an English producer and actor. The duo met on the sets of 2013 movie Suite Francaise where Tom was working as an assistant director. Post marriage, both of them launched their production company LuckyChap Entertainment.

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Monica Bellucci and Tin Burton at lunch in the restaurant in Selci Lama

For All Saints’ Day, the Hollywood star from Tiferno returned to his native Umbria to enjoy a moment of relaxation and then visit his parentsOn the occasion of the All Saints’ Day celebrations, the Hollywood star of Tiferno origin, Monica Bellucci, returned to her native Umbria to enjoy a moment of relaxation and to visit her father Pasquale and her mother Brunella.Flanked by her current partner Tim Burton, she went to lunch, together with about twenty old friends, at the Osteria del Musicista, which has always been her favorite restaurant, in Selci Lama.Menu dedicated to typical dishes of the area, which includes an appetizer with breadsticks lined with coppa, duck in porchetta and grilled pork livers, polenta with wild boar sauce accompanied by the very typical cappelletti in broth.To conclude, a dessert based on fried “ciaccia” with Nutella and roasted chestnuts.
Having paid the bill and greeted the restaurant owner and lifelong friend, Roberto Polchi, Monica brought home cappelletti and broth for a family dinner.

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‘Rocky’ Was Quite Different In His Original Screenplay, Sylvester Stallone Claims

Sylvester Stallone took his friend’s advice on a rewrite of the original screenplay to Rocky. A few tweaks later, he was on his way to major success.
In the new Netflix documentary Sly, Stallone discussed how he initially conceived of the project, which had a much harder edge. In the early version, Rocky was depicted as a “thuggish” character, inspired by Martin Scorsese’s crime drama, Mean Streets.

But Stallone’s perspective changed when a friend read the script and thought the boxer was too cruel for audiences to actually care about him.
Stallone recalled her crying.

“She goes, ‘I hate Rocky. I hate him. He’s cruel. He hits people. He beats them up.’”
Stallone took it to heart, and asked what he could do to soften the character.

“I said, ‘what if you stop short of it?’ Like, maybe he almost did. He could have, that’s his job, but he doesn’t?’ ‘That’d be nice,’” he added. “I said, ‘What if he had a girlfriend or something?’ ‘Yeah, that’s nice.’ So I go back, start writing that: ‘Girlfriend. Nice.’”
$117 million in box office later, a franchise was born.

Stallone also revealed that actor Dolph Lundgren sent him to the hospital during one fight scene in Rocky IV.
“Dolph Lundgren… he pulverized me,” Stallone says in the documentary. “Later that night, my heart started to swell—which happens when the heart hits the chest—and then my blood pressure went up to 260, and they thought I was going to be talking to angels. Next thing I know, I’m in intensive care, where I’m surrounded by nuns, and I thought, ‘OK, that’s curtains.’”
Stallone was in the hospital for nine days following the incident, praying for “one more round.”
“For the first minute of the fight, it is going to be a free-for-all,” Stallone told Lundgren. The Swedish actor joked in a separate interview that all he did was “obey orders,” explaining, “[Stallone] was the boss. I did what he told me.”
Doctors allegedly told Stallone that he received a blow to the ribs that made his heart rattle around in his ribcage, a condition typically seen in head-on collisions. “I did hit a bus, of sorts,” Stallone joked.

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