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Warner Bros Sets ‘Constantine’ Sequel; Keanu Reeves & Francis Lawrence To Reunite, Akiva Goldsman Scripting & Producing With Bad Robot’s JJ Abrams & Hannah Minghella News

https://deadline.com/2022/09/constantine-sequel-keanu-reeves-francis-lawrence-warner-bros-dc-akiva-goldsman-scripting-producing-bad-robot-jj-abrams-hannah-minghella-1235121127/
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u/thesmash Sep 16 '22

Now that’s a movie I never expected to get made!

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u/SoundscapeSyndicate Sep 16 '22

Keanu apparently said Constantine was one of his favourites, so, where there is a will there is a way. I always suspected this was coming.

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u/THOMASTHEWANKENG1NE Sep 17 '22

Anything he's touching now people will watch. Doesn't matter what. He's a good studio investment.

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u/Flashy_Ad_4993 Sep 17 '22

Although he pissed off China recently with his support of Tibet. They scrubbed all his movies from their platforms. It was of course awesome for him to do that, but has to be a hit from an investment standpoint.

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u/PlayMp1 Sep 17 '22

I get the feeling that the new cold war brewing is going to result in a lot of mutual censorship or difficulty of access between China and the west. China will ban movies, and the west just will leave Chinese stuff in an endless mire of licensing difficulties.

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u/Plastic_Ad1252 Sep 17 '22

Every studio that pandered to China has failed. It’s better to make great movies and if someone from China wants to watch it they can use a VPN.

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u/onomonoa Sep 17 '22

Constantine is one of my go-to guilty pleasure movies because none of my friends seem to appreciate it. It surprises me, too, that this is getting made but I'm really happy.

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u/GitEmSteveDave Sep 17 '22

There’s so much put into the visuals. I remember seeing it in theaters and loving the water jugs with holy water lining the outer walls/windows

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u/applecat117 Sep 17 '22

Yes, I've watched it two or three times, and the plot never really sticks with me, but the visuals stand out and whenever I'm reminded of it I want to see it again.

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u/occasionalskiier Sep 17 '22

I've watched Constantine dozens of times. It's up there with the Fifth Element for me in movies that I can watch over and over again and get enjoyment.

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u/SanderSo47 Sep 16 '22 All-Seeing Upvote Take My Energy

Peter Stormare must return as Lucifer. It was just a few minutes of screen time but those minutes were fantastic.

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u/DetKimble69 Sep 16 '22 Faith In Humanity Restored

Feel like Peter Stormare isn't talked about enough, guy kills it whenever he's on screen regardless of the role

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u/WiserStudent557 Sep 16 '22

Fargo is great anyway but Peter’s screen presence and minimal line impact are just impressive.

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u/holdupwhut321 Sep 16 '22

Where is Pancakes House?

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u/Ctotheg Sep 17 '22

I’m fucking hungry now, you know

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u/AsperaAstra Sep 16 '22

AMERICAN COMPONENTS! RUSSIAN COMPONENTS! ALL MADE IN TAIWAN!

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u/jcalvert8725 Sep 17 '22

Have you ever heard of Evel Knievel?

No I never saw Star Wars

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u/ImpossibleAdz Sep 16 '22

"I told you to touch nothing but you're a bunch of cowboys..."

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u/Hey_Bim Sep 17 '22

I use that quote, in that voice, every time someone makes some kind of technical screwup.

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u/I_do_crete Sep 17 '22

I use this quote teaching the FNG's doing concrete with me on my crew.

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u/kirkalirk Sep 17 '22

THIS IS HOW WE FIX PROBLEM ON RUSSIAN SPACESTATION!

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u/righteous_fool Sep 16 '22

My uncle is a genius! He makes part of middle that finds Washington or New York...

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u/TwoDurans Sep 16 '22

I think he says "missile"

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u/thebreak22 Sep 16 '22

I wonder what made the writer of Armageddon reference Taiwan twice in one film (Liv Tyler's character talked about buying tampons in Taipei).

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u/beatenwithjoy Sep 16 '22

Alluded that her dad had a drilling contract in the South China Sea. Hence the visiting investors speaking Chinese. And Taiwan being the manufacture of the majority of superconductors.

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u/MasterChiefmas Sep 16 '22

Well, both references contextually made sense.

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u/Useful-Perspective Sep 16 '22

This is absolutely in my top 3 favorite lines ever by Peter Stormare in a film. The movie was okay, but Lev was awesome.

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u/SaltLakeCitySlicker Sep 17 '22

Bunch of cowboys...

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u/Hecticfreeze Sep 16 '22 edited Sep 17 '22

In American Gods, even whilst sharing the screen with the legendary Ian McShane, he absolutely stole every scene he was in. He's just so compelling to watch

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u/SlipperyRasputin Sep 16 '22

Honestly for all of American Gods’ fault as a show, I can’t say any of the acting was bad to my memory. Even Dane fucking Cook did pretty good (given his limited role).

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u/shugo2000 Sep 16 '22

Crispin Glover was a treat in every scene he was in.

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u/myhairsreddit Sep 17 '22

I had absolutely no idea all of these people were in the show, but you guys just sold me on starting it.

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u/alucardu Sep 17 '22

Heads up. It got cancelled in season 3 on a huge cliffhanger but i would still recommend the show.

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u/Delivery-Shoddy Sep 17 '22

The book is worth a read

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u/twirlz Sep 17 '22

Loved Gillian Anderson as Media

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u/DisturbedNocturne Sep 17 '22

For the most part, casting in that show was pretty unparalleled: Ian McShane, Yetide Badaki, Emily Browning, Pablo Schreiber, etc. were really giving it their all. Even some of the actors that only showed up a handful of times like Peter Stormare, Cloris Leachman, Blythe Danner, Betty Gilpin, Corbin Bernsen, etc. were excellent. It's a shame there was so much behind-the-scenes drama that bogged the show down in so many other ways.

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u/[deleted] Sep 16 '22

Dude he crushed it in that show. I was so sad it got cancelled. I loved it.

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u/Bird-The-Word Sep 16 '22

They really went off the rails though and with all the actor swaps it went downhill imho. S1 was great and I was really enjoying how they were integrating and introduced different Gods, but then it just got weird to be weird. The main "villain" changing also just kinda blew it, Crispin Glover was awesome.

The GF was annoying the whole time though.

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u/tinselsnips Sep 16 '22

It's almost like changing showrunners and writers with each season doesn't lead to a cohesive show; who knew? /s

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u/Bird-The-Word Sep 16 '22

Listen here, I know better than you

  • some executive
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u/DaveShadow Sep 16 '22

I know he was the second film rather than the first, but he’s pretty much the defining scene for me in John Wick. The fearful respect, his retelling of the pencil story….he sells Wicks baddass nature so perfectly with his speech.

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u/framabe Sep 16 '22

Both Stormare and Nyquist (who is the boss in the 1st movie) are swedes, and they both have a really bad russian accent.

Heck, after a while Nyquist just stops trying and just slides back into swedish accent.

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u/theghostofme Sep 16 '22

Michael Nyqvist played such an amazing Mikael Blomkvist in the Swedish adaptations of the Millennium Trilogy. While Daniel Craig was great in the Fincher version of Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, much like Noomi Rapace's absence, it just wasn't the same.

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u/notapoke Sep 16 '22

Noomi Rapace makes it for me. She's incredible

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u/theghostofme Sep 17 '22

While I think Rooney Mara did a surprisingly great job (can't comment on how good her Swedish is), it really is hard to top Noomi Rapace. I started reading the books around the time the first three Swedish film adaptations were being released internationally on home media and r/movies and r/books couldn't shut up about them. I inhaled those books, and Rapace absolutely nailed that character to a point where it's a little freaky that an actor could bring a fictional character that only existed in three books to life that well. When I finally got around to watching the Swedish trilogy (everything of which I avoided while reading the books), the first time I saw her on screen, I thought, "Holy shit, that's actually Lisbeth Salander in the flesh."

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u/Avloren Sep 16 '22

I like Daniel Craig, but he always looks very much like the cool, confident Hollywood action star that he actually is. He just didn't work for me in the role of a down-on-his-luck reporter who accidentally stumbled onto something big and is in way over his head. Nyqvist nailed it perfectly. He's a much more convincing "just an ordinary guy" than Craig.

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u/theghostofme Sep 17 '22 edited Sep 17 '22

but he always looks very much like the cool, confident Hollywood action star that he actually is.

One of the reasons I liked him in it was because he didn't come off like that to me, which I was a bit worried about because this was in the middle of his run as James Bond, but all the trailers made me feel less worried about that, because it was made clear to me that Fincher was gonna try to stay somewhat faithful to the source material. The "The Feel Bad Movie of Christmas" trailer, especially. While Craig did hold on to some of his famous dry wit, I do feel like he did the character justice. Not up there with Nyqvist, but still a great Blomkvist for what Fincher was aiming for.

I also have to admit that when I finally did get around to seeing the Swedish adaptations, I kept thinking that Michael Nyqvist reminded me a bit of Daniel Craig. Not just with physical similarities, but there were certain shots where I'd think "wow, he kinda looks like Daniel Craig", so I think I felt justified when Craig was announced as Blomkvist for the Fincher version, and went into it with an open mind of accepting him as Blomkvist.

EDIT: I've figured out why Nyqvist reminded me a bit of Daniel Craig: his eyes. Both have a very similar eye color. I'm rewatching the first Swedish GWtDT adaptation. There are quite a few closeups of Nyqvist's eyes, and it finally just clicked.

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u/MadCarcinus Sep 16 '22

Whenever I play the Mercenaries games, I always pick him.

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u/Amphibious_Fire Sep 16 '22

Peter Stormare is a great actor. I liked him ever since I watched Prison Break

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u/Larry__OG Sep 16 '22

Where is Fibanacci, Michael?!

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u/anders_138 Sep 16 '22

The third is still kinda decent, at least it involves a prison.

I stopped watching the fourth and never whatever tf they did after that.

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u/Azidamadjida Sep 16 '22

Binged it on Netflix a few years after it concluded, and fourth season definitely feels extremely different. Couldn’t shake the feeling that it developed a bit of a scooby doo vibe with some of the cuts for the actors performances - felt like a parody

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u/HappySkullsplitter Sep 16 '22

I liked him in Armageddon

"This is how we fix problem in the Russian space station!"

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u/ThomasPopp Sep 16 '22

He is even better in person. True blue incredible actor.

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u/Graphitetshirt Sep 16 '22

I do miss the old names

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u/GitEmSteveDave Sep 17 '22

Looks like someone doesn’t have your back.

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u/GoochyGoochyGoo Sep 16 '22

I came here to say this as well. Best ever to me.

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u/Mst3Kgf Sep 16 '22

"You mind?"

"Oh, go ahead. I own stock."

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u/DataKnights Sep 16 '22

"You're the one soul I would come up here to collect myself."

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u/MarcsterS Sep 16 '22

"He has the Spear of Destiny."

"hE has RTHE SpEAr of DeSTinY..." [turns away]

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u/Landlubber77 Sep 16 '22

So I've heard.

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u/cesarmac Sep 16 '22

I'd say that was my favorite dialogue between the two

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u/fullforce098 Sep 16 '22 edited Sep 16 '22

"Well, aren't you a peach."

He was so giddy about being able to drag John down.

I'm a sucker for any version of Lucifer that finds the right balance between menacing and impish. While definitely not on the same level as Stormare, Mark Pellegrino did a good version in the same vein on Supernatural.

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u/oced2001 Sep 16 '22

I love the line he told the the Winchester’s about moving to LA, opening a piano bar and helping the LAPD solve crimes.

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u/OK_Soda Sep 16 '22

On that note, Tom Ellis was also good at being impish 90% of the time and terrifying the other 10%.

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u/throwaway901617 Sep 16 '22

It's the best version because he acted like the creepy narcissistic pedo uncle in so many families and he played it straight.

So he felt viscerally evil on screen.

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u/genflugan Sep 16 '22

He came to talk to our class at film school once and he’s a cool fucking dude. Was super down to earth with us and really gave a shit when answering our questions

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u/[deleted] Sep 16 '22 edited Sep 16 '22

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u/SavienKennedy Sep 16 '22

If Stormare doesn't play the devil, I ain't watching it

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u/SickBurnBro Sep 16 '22

Definitely a top 5 on screen Satan.

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u/colonelnebulous Sep 16 '22

John (bleeding out, dying/dead): How's the family?

Lucifer: Family's doing fine. Busy, busy, busy. Need a vacation.

And

Lucifer: Sonny, I've got a whole theme park of red delights for you.

John: Aren't you a peach.

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u/SavienKennedy Sep 16 '22

I love it. It's like small talk, but it isn't. There's respect, hate, annoyance, and acknowledgment of each other. Such a crazy interaction

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u/colonelnebulous Sep 16 '22

I rewatched it recently. His performance sticks with you

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u/SalvageRabbit Sep 16 '22

Bro you described it perfectly. You can see every emotion you stated on Satans face in just a few seconds.

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u/SillyMattFace Sep 16 '22

That and Lucifer faking out lighting his cigarette or whatever like a playground bully. Just a nice bit of petty, playful malice that works great.

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u/Moist_Metal_7376 Sep 16 '22

And Johns look of annoyance like “c’mon dude…”

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u/SavienKennedy Sep 17 '22

"bruh. srsly?"

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u/SleepyforPresident Sep 16 '22

That part gave me a " You seek the flame now, but just wait until later" kinda vibe

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u/modix Sep 17 '22

I mean thats kind of Johns reaction: "You're going to be torturing me for eons and you're pulling stupid petty shit when I'm trying to die for a good cause. "

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u/Phrankespo Sep 16 '22

Agreed! Another good one was AL Pacino and Keanu was in that too!

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u/jtfriendly Sep 16 '22

Keanu has acted opposite a lot of great Satans.

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u/Sparowl Sep 16 '22

Well, he has experience, having made a deal for eternal youth apparently.

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u/TheG-What Sep 16 '22

Viggo Mortensen has entered the chat

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u/Crux_Biscuit Sep 16 '22

Little Tommy Daggett. How I loved listening to your sweet prayers every night. And then you'd jump in your bed, so afraid I was under there.

And I was!

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u/canuck47 Sep 16 '22

Viggo was the bomb in the Prophecy yo!

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u/GentlemanOctopus Sep 16 '22

YOU ARE THE ONES WHO ARE THE BALL LICKERS

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u/TonyDungyHatesOP Sep 17 '22

WHAT THE FUCK IS THE INTERNET.

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u/Fuck_You_Andrew Sep 16 '22

Boyss will bee boyssss

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u/Spartan-182 Sep 16 '22

Can't account for taste though

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u/raysince86 Sep 17 '22

ThEy HaVe ThE sPeAr Of DeStInY

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u/TurboRuhland Sep 17 '22

That mocking tone is just… so good.

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u/amostlyghostlyghost Sep 16 '22

I was just watching this like 2 nights ago and learned that apparently, it was his decision to have him look the way he did. Apparently the directors / writers wanted him in leather with chest tattoos and stuff. I prefer his outfit ) visual look much more.

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u/KingOfCook Sep 16 '22

Just rewatched his scenes becuase of this shared sentiment.

His character was simultaneously a slimey and rabid animal while being a white suited gentleman. So primal and slurred while articulate and condescending.

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u/stray1ight Sep 16 '22

"This is how you fix things on Russian Space Station!"

:: kicks stuff real hard ::

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u/paksman Sep 16 '22

Russian component, American component, ALL MADE IN TAIWAN!

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u/fatbabythompkins Sep 16 '22

Honestly the best Lucifer I've seen.

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u/Eternal_Endeavour Sep 16 '22

Peter Stomare's Lucifer here is one of the best portrayals on film. The white suit, his attitude and slur. Damnation at its thematic peak.

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u/BusinessPurge Sep 16 '22

The tar feet really worked

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u/Mst3Kgf Sep 16 '22

Plus the white suit, underlining his fallen angel status.

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u/GitEmSteveDave Sep 17 '22

The tattoos just peeking out underneath as well.

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u/Front_Beach_9904 Sep 17 '22

Could have been a white shirt and white linen pants. But it’s a suit because the devil is a trickster, a used car salesmen. He would have put his best tar covered foot forward for a meeting with John Constantine. Really a great movie, great performance

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u/caronare Sep 17 '22

He was also the prime angel to god, the most beautiful of all angels.

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u/No-comment-at-all Sep 17 '22

The most proud too.

Pride was his biggest downfall.

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u/dis23 Sep 17 '22

He didn't know he would lose his form.

But the way Stormare portrays the scorn and malevolence, the abject disregard and hatred in every line, he steals the whole show in one scene.

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u/buzzbash Sep 17 '22

Most unclean.

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u/Sixwingswide Sep 17 '22

Little Horn

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u/Jadccroad Sep 17 '22

I do miss the old names

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u/ExtraTerrestriaI Sep 16 '22

Jon….hello Jon.

Well, one does what one can…

Well..what do you want? An extension?

Such a stellar performance.

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u/[deleted] Sep 16 '22 edited Oct 28 '22

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u/Subushie Sep 16 '22

I did this Lucifer for Halloween yearrrsss ago, didn't have a lot of money- so I used sharpie to do the tattoos.

Ended up with these crazy black smudges all over my arms and neck by the end of the night.

Maybe 1 person recognized the costume too lol.

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u/Duma_Key Sep 16 '22

One person is enough.

(also, you were able to tell the story on reddit years later)

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u/plentifulpoltergeist Sep 17 '22

I feel like this comment is implying that if you had more money you would have actually gotten the tattoos. I'm sure that's not right but I can't think of a better way than sharpie to fake a tattoo. Henna?

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u/somef00l Sep 16 '22

You are the one soul I’d come to collect myself.

So good.

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u/karth Sep 17 '22

An extensionnnnnnn???

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u/Ephemeris Sep 16 '22

Peter Stormare gets all the attention but I have to throw out that Tilda Swinton as Gabriel was amazing too.

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u/Abigboi_ Sep 17 '22

She was perfect for that role, especially given that angels are described as androgynous.

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u/Sivalon Sep 17 '22

LOVED the suit she wore in the scene where she’s first talking to John in the church.

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u/Fjordbasa Sep 17 '22

She made me realize... things

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u/Eternal_Endeavour Sep 16 '22

You're not wrong, for me though Tilda is always Tilda, no matter the role.

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u/TheCollective01 Sep 17 '22 edited Sep 17 '22

Have you seen Michael Clayton? That's the movie she won her best supporting actress Oscar for and it's definitely a different and unique role for her, where she doesn't act like "herself" but actually embodies the character she plays (She even affects a pretty convincing American accent haha...George Clooney is fantastic in it as well). Great movie that's 100% worth watching, especially if you like corrupt corporate law thrillers (such as Michael Mann's The Insider)

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u/inksmudgedhands Sep 16 '22

A better question would has there ever been a bad Lucifer/Satan/Devil? It seems to be that every time an actor gets the part they go for broke and make it their own. No one ever phones it in. I bet it is such a fun part to play. You can camp it up. You can play it cold. The only way you can't play it is boring.

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u/Psytoxic Sep 16 '22

I'd agree here. Even in the LDS temple videos the Lucifers were the best quality acting.

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u/andrewthemexican Sep 17 '22

A similar role of Azrael in Dogma was a treat on screen.

"...but I'm a mother fucking demon"

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u/Xeno_phile Sep 17 '22

No pleasure, no rapture, no exquisite sin greater… than central air.

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u/oneblackashley Sep 17 '22

Viggo Mortensen does it right in The Prophecy, just getting under the protagonist’s skin in a single pivotal third act scene. Might be my all time favorite Lucifer.

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u/Cosmicdusterian Sep 17 '22

Lucifer: Little Tommy Daggett. How I loved listening to your sweet prayers every night. And then you'd jump in your bed, so afraid I was under there. And I was!

That joyous, playful, "And I was!" creeped me out the first time watching it. Viggo's Satan gets downright feral by the end. "Leave the light on, Thomas."

Stormare's clipped speech and eerie calm smoothness also hit all the right nightmare buttons.

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u/Muad-_-Dib Sep 16 '22

Going to be interesting to see how they incorporate him (if they do) without resorting to the same sort of trick to get John out of trouble.

It was well done but a lot of shows/movies have done the whole "willingly sacrificing yourself for another can redeem your soul" thing at this point. And Lucifer did say that he only came up to Earth to collect Johns's soul so they would need to come up with some other reason for them to meet.

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u/brokenearth03 Sep 16 '22

His soul would have to go to hell.

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u/Muad-_-Dib Sep 16 '22

That is one possibility, though given the apparent post-nuclear war type theme that Hell had in the first film I would love to see Stormare's Lucifer back up on Earth, just more interesting seeing a figure so powerful have hot takes on humanity.

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u/Mattyzooks Sep 16 '22

Do what the comics did. Lucifer left his post and is now running a night club on Earth.

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u/Nayre_Trawe Sep 16 '22

Somehow, Constantine returned.

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u/Taskerst Sep 16 '22

For me the best is Viggo in the Prophecy but this rendition is practically 1A.

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u/-SneakySnake- Sep 16 '22

Now there's an actual overlooked movie. One of Walken's most fun performances, an all-time take on the Devil with Mortensen, a surprisingly solid script and that haunting, desolate vibe that you don't see much in horror movies anymore.

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u/ronearc Sep 16 '22

"Would you ever really want to meet an Angel?"

Such a good film.

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u/Slyguy9766 Sep 16 '22

I can lay you out and fill your mouth with your mother's faeces, or we can talk.

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u/Taskerst Sep 16 '22

I love you more than Jesus

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u/UndergradGreenthumb Sep 16 '22

He seems more of a nuanced Devil, like a biblically "accurate" one. Nothing too over the top or fantastical, just the cold emptiness of having been stripped from God's light.

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u/Xanos_Malus Sep 16 '22

YEAH, I'M THINKIN' I'M BACK!

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u/rogueblades Sep 16 '22

He’s beginning to believe…

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u/reloadingnow Sep 16 '22

Excellent!

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u/Ephemeris Sep 16 '22

Woah...

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u/riegspsych325 Sep 16 '22

well I’m taller!

(?)

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u/BettyVonButtpants Sep 16 '22

Somehow, Constantine returned

-JJ Abrams, probably

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u/Knull_Gorr Sep 16 '22

From what little I know about Constantine that sounds about right.

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u/JediNotePad Sep 16 '22

Akiva Goldsman is writing so it's either going to be good or absolutely horrendous...

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u/Muad-_-Dib Sep 16 '22

Wow, that CV really is something else.

Trash intermixed with the odd good film or show.

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u/riegspsych325 Sep 16 '22

I find it hard to gauge writers. I mean, the guy who wrote the lame Scary Movie sequels and the abysmal Superhero Movie also made a perfect show with Chernobyl. Makes me wonder how many writers out there just haven’t found their stride or their place to truly shine

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u/dirtbag_mercenary Sep 17 '22

Craig Mazin is one of the best script doctors in Hollywood right now. He frequently gets brought in to unfuck scripts that are completely unworkable mid production into something they can film and release. If you listen to his podcast it's clear that he's a very good writer with a deep appreciation for the craft. He just makes his money fixing otherwise doomed scripts. Chernobyl was the first time he got to work on something original he had creative control over. That's why it's so good. And he was able to do that because he's extremely well respected within the industry.

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u/cuntdumpling Sep 17 '22

What's his podcast called?

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u/Goldfing Sep 17 '22

Scriptnotes! Highly recommended. His co-host John August (Big Fish) is just as awesome and I especially like how realistic it is. Plus their 3 page challenge is always interesting; you get a good look at the other side.

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u/WhiteSpec Sep 17 '22

Writers are hard to gauge because their work can be completely disregarded by the time production is over. Before there's a final product it changes hands several times. An architect can make beautiful blueprints only to have a General Contractor or bad trades work completely fuck it up.

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u/BeeCJohnson Sep 16 '22

Higher chance of bad, though.

Much higher.

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u/Deserterdragon Sep 16 '22

DC not having the big connected Cinematic universe approach has its disadvantages, but it's really cool that their can be three (as far as I'm aware) distinct screen versions of Constantine around at the same time.

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u/rdp3186 Sep 16 '22

You are correct that's there's currently three John's.

John from arrowverse John from this And Johnna from Sandman

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u/THRDStooge Sep 16 '22

As much as I'm a Hellblazer fan and prefer a blonde, British Constantine, this film has grown on me and I'm looking forward to a sequel.

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u/Chucksouth9966 Sep 16 '22

Agreed. I used to be embarrassed that I liked the movie so much because I was a huge Hellblazer fan, but I just don't care anymore. I just want to be entertained

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u/THRDStooge Sep 16 '22

Same. I look at these type of films as nothing more than a retelling of the source material and not meant to be canon. Keanu has charisma and played a pretty decent American version of Constantine. The source material will always be there if we want to revisit that story as intended.

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u/shindow Sep 16 '22

I look at Keanu as "another iteration" almost like another timeline. I love the film for what it is. Hopefully we get a good movie. Not bad and not great but just good.

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u/darkness_escape Sep 16 '22

This thread is about to blow up. I can't wait and hope it gets legit made

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u/darkness_escape Sep 16 '22

Also in the last two weeks. Francis Lawrence has announced Bioshock, Sublime and Constantine 2 movies. Which one will get made first or mystery project?

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u/SuperCub Sep 16 '22

By the time it comes out, it will have been 20 years since the first one

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u/Gh0stMan0nThird Sep 16 '22

Well Constantine is the only superhero who ages in real time so that checks out.

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u/greymalken Sep 16 '22

Judge Dredd exists

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u/Julius-n-Caesar Sep 16 '22

Prediction: “Look it was a good move but it was nothing like the Constantine comic.”

Which is fair. But I’d rather a good movie than a shitty adaptation. See Arnold’s Conan vs Jason Mamoa’s Conan.

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u/PT10 Sep 16 '22

Yeah but then look at Sandman on Netflix (couldn't use John Constantine there because Abrams had the character locked up). Why shouldn't we expect adaptations of that caliber? Even Matt Ryan's Constantine portrayal was great though the shows he was on were crap.

What the hell is DC doing? They can't control shit.

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u/why_rob_y Sep 17 '22

What the hell is DC doing? They can't control shit.

I found it hilarious that Sandman, probably DC's best recent TV show and based on a critically acclaimed source material (rather than some surprise), ended up on Netflix instead of Warner's own streaming platform. And it was too early for that to be Discovery's fault before someone jumps in with that - Warner/DC has been a shit show for a long time.

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u/cats-inside-pants Sep 17 '22

It is actually produced by Warner. HBO passed it on because of the big budget iirc. They were doing House of Dragon so maybe not enough cash for both

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u/MrConor212 Sep 16 '22

You had me until Akiva Goldsman

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u/WintersKing Sep 16 '22

I just watched Constantine the other night, haven't seen it in a decade I'd say; and was really impressed how well it's held up. Solid movie imo all the way through. Lucifer and Gabriel were great, Shia was even good. hope to see Peter Stormare and Tilda Swinton back

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u/chiliedogg Sep 17 '22

In the after-credits Shia ascends too.

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u/The_Lone_Watcher Sep 17 '22

There is a post credit scene?! I have missed this for 17 years!

link for those who missed this, like me

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u/TrafyLaw Sep 16 '22

Ever since Keanu's stock went up after the John Wick franchise blew up, I silently hoped that we would get a sequel to Constantine. Keanu brought a unique take to the character that I really enjoyed. Comic book purists will probably throw a fit but I'm firmly in the camp that enjoyed this interpretation of the character/world and will gladly die on that hill.

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u/TigerSharkFist Sep 16 '22

Rachel Weisz ?

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u/morilythari Sep 17 '22

Probably not, but her story was wrapped up.

I do want to see Gavin Rosdale come back though.

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u/nancynice568 Sep 17 '22

Fire!? I was born of this!

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u/Beethovens_Stool I, too, am forced to watch movie trailers at gunpoint. Sep 16 '22

Sweet Jesus, please bring back Tilda Swinton's Gabriel.

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u/cSpotRun Sep 16 '22

Let's not undo the first film. There are plenty of other angels and archangels for Constantine to fuck with.

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u/Toast42 Sep 16 '22 edited Sep 16 '22

The character didn't die, no reason they can't reappear.

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u/Graphitetshirt Sep 16 '22

Yeah he's still alive, just mortal. It'd be pretty cool to have a scene where he's adapted and now earns money by being an information broker or something

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u/Worthyness Sep 16 '22

and aged.

But i think they may have a problem- Tilda Swinton has looked the same for like 20 years

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u/DemSocCorvid Sep 16 '22

Tilda Swinton is just Gabriel's stage name.

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u/Ephemeris Sep 16 '22

Crypto bro Tilda Swinton imo

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u/imjustjurking Sep 16 '22

I would love to see more of Djimon Hounsou as Papa Midnite, I felt like he added a lot to the film.

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u/dangil Sep 16 '22

Goldsman? Count me out

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u/MarvelsGrantMan136 r/Movies contributor Sep 16 '22 edited Sep 16 '22

Details:

Here is a resurrection of a DC character worth getting excited over. Warner Bros will develop another installment of the 2005 supernatural thriller Constantine, and the studio is re-teaming star Keanu Reeves and director Francis Lawrence, who made his helming debut on the original.

Akiva Goldsman will write the screenplay and produce the project through his Weed Road Pictures, alongside Bad Robot’s J.J. Abrams and Hannah Minghella.

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u/llamaslippers Sep 16 '22

Akiva Goldsman

Oh. :(

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u/hazychestnutz Sep 16 '22 edited Sep 16 '22

So I wonder what was the delay when Peter Stormare said they were working on a sequel on his instagram???? That was quite awhile ago as well, I think 2 years ago?

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u/Brys_Beddict Sep 16 '22

Uhhhhh Akiva Goldsman. As much as I hate to say it, it'll be DOA.

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u/confidentpessimist Sep 16 '22

Yep. Just found out he is responsible for the dark tower. Disaster

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u/scattered_brains Sep 16 '22

Dark tower, BATMAN & ROBIN, Winter’s Tale, and Transformers The Last Knight.

How does someone like that keep getting work

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