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David S. Goyer, maybe you should give Keanu Reeves a call.
As we reported in September, the Man of Steel screenwriter is teaming with The Mentalist’s Daniel Cerone for Constantine, an NBC pilot based on DC Comics’ cynical occult detective. It’s a role infamously portrayed by Reeves in the 2005 Warner Bros. supernatural thriller that took a few liberties with the Alan Moore creation, most notably changing John Constantine from a Brit to an American.
It’s also the one role the actor turned director says he would have enjoyed reprising.
“I would like to have played John Constantine again,” Reeves told Vanity Fair. “I liked playing that character and there seemed to be a way to continue that. That’s the only one that comes to mind.”
His fondness for the character probably shouldn’t come as a surprise, as he said even before the film’s release that he’d consider a sequel.
“You know, my contract didn’t have a second film, but myself and some of the producers and Francis Lawrence, the director, and I certainly would … because we fell in love with the guy. I fell in love with the guy,” Reeves told ComingSoon in 2005. “I had one of the best times I’d ever had working on a film working on this particular project.”
Of course, comic-book fans are probably as excited for Reeves to play Constantine again as the actor is to return to television (hey, he provided the voice of Ted “Theodore” Logan during the first season of Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventures). But there’s always Guillermo del Toro’s Dark Universe project …
(via Yahoo! Movies UK)