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Keanu Reeves’ Constantine 2 Return Confirmed With Original Director

After years of holding out hope to return, Constantine 2 with Keanu Reeves returning has officially been confirmed by Warner Bros. Reeves starred in the original film as John Constantine, the DC Comics warlock who investigates supernatural ongoings, including a larger conspiracy to bring Lucifer’s son to the world. Alongside Reeves, the cast for Constantine included Rachel Weisz, Shia LaBeouf, Tilda Swinton, Pruitt Taylor Vince, Djimon Hounsou, Gavin Rossdale and Peter Stormare.

Though receiving mixed reviews at the time, the original Constantine movie has become a cult favorite, with some sharing their appreciation for Reeves’ approach to the role, even if he didn’t have the same visual look or British accent of the comic book character. With this cult following, some have held out hope for a potential Constantine 2, including Reeves himself, who previously said he had tried and failed multiple times to get a sequel off the ground. Despite those prior failures, it looks like the future is bright for Reeves’ Constantine fans.

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Deadline has brought word that Keanu Reeves’ Constantine 2 return has officially been confirmed by Warner Bros. over 17 years after the first film hit theaters. In addition to Reeves, the long-awaited sequel will also see original movie director Francis Lawrence back at the helm with a script from Akiva Goldsman. Goldsman will also produce via his Weed Road Pictures banner alongside J.J. Abrams for Bad Robot and Hannah Minghella.

Keanu Reeves in Constantine

Confirmation of Reeves’ Constantine 2 return comes two years after Peter Stormare, who played Lucifer in the original film, indicated on his social media that a sequel was officially moving forward. It also comes at a time in which the character had a number of major paths back to the screen, including reported plans for a Constantine TV reboot at HBO Max produced by Abrams, which was reportedly eyeing an early 2023 filming start date before being scrapped in favor of the new movie, and Netflix’s adaptation of Neil Gaiman’s The Sandman comics, in which they swapped John Constantine for Jenna Coleman’s Johanna. Given Reeves has remained determined to return as Constantine for a sequel, it should come as exciting news that he will be stepping back into the shoes of the character.

With nearly 20 years gone since the original, it will be interesting to see if Keanu Reeves’ Constantine 2 return will see the team attempt to hew closer to the comics in appearance for the titular character or retain the look from the first film. It will also be interesting to see what plot threads from the original film are picked up in the sequel, including its post-credits stinger of Shia LaBeouf’s Chas becoming an angel and visiting Constantine at his own grave. While audiences await further details on the new film, they can revisit the original Constantine streaming on HBO Max now.

Source: Deadline

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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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