Constantine 2 director says the sequel will be R-rated if he gets his way

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Constantine 2 director says the sequel will be R-rated if he gets his way

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If you were hoping for the Constantine sequel to be hectic then it looks like you're going to get your wish.

Fans were already buzzing about the news that Keanu Reeves would finally be stepping back into the legendary character from the 2005 film.

But they've now been given another reason to be celebrating.

Director Frank Lawrence has let it slip that the upcoming movie will be rated R if he gets his way.

Speaking to The Wrap, Lawrence says it's been an exhausting process to get to the stage where a sequel can been given the green light.

Credit: Warner Bros.
Credit: Warner Bros.

“We finally have been sort of given the permission to go ahead and do our version of Constantine because people are always saving him to be part of some shared universe thing or some TV thing or whatever," he explained.

"And now I think people realise that there might really be an appetite for another version of the Keanu Constantine.”

Constantine has been one of those movies that didn't do incredibly well at the box office, but has become one of Reeves' cult classics.

The Canadian actor plays John Constantine, who is described as 'a chain-smoking cynic with the ability to perceive the true visage of half-angels and half-demons on the human plane'.

After a suicide attempt, he believes he's been damned to Hell and is also battling lung cancer. So, there's a lot going on.

While the visuals were pretty awesome in the original 2005 film, Frank Lawrence wants to up the ante for the sequel.

Credit: Warner Bros.
Credit: Warner Bros.

He told The Wrap they were following Warner Bros.' rules and technically had R-rated content, but he thought it was more PG-13.

"If I was going to have to go have an R, I would have really made an R-rated movie," he said.

"I would have made it much scarier and much more violent and I would have really made an R-rated movie.”

He added: "The idea is this time, at least for me, is to really go at it and make a real R-rated Constantine which is, I think, what people always wanted originally, not the PG-13 version that just happens to get an R."

Lawrence said there isn't a script yet for the project however he has been chatting about the sequel for so long that the team at least has 'germs of ideas and dedication'.

The director said he doesn't think the Constantine sequel will be his next project, meaning it could be a while before we see this bad boy on the big screen.

At least we know it's going to be intense when it drops.

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Rachel Lang
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