October 10, 2003
Meet Keanu's Constantine

Well, both his hair and his coat are darker than I'm sure the forums will like, but here is our first look at Keanu on the Constantine set.

Keanu as John Constantine

Um...can I give you a hand with that?

I think the look of the movie John Constatine is great. In a non-british, dark-haired, different-coat-but-they-got-the-sloppy-necktie/collar-thing-perfect-and-I'm-still-looking-forward-to-seeing-how-the-tattoos-fit-in sort of way.
The look absolutely conveys the feel of the character.
Adoring Keanu as I do and being a new fan of the comic, it's easy to accept this version. And his body language speaks to me. I think he's going to embrace the bastard just fine.

Ooooh, I'm excited about this again.

Thank you to Shelly for these!
Ashton fans, check out her site at Ashton-Kutcher.net!

Update: More pics from Shelly can be found over at Club-Keanu's Gallery.

constantine | from inside the mind of krix at October 10, 2003 07:46 AM .

I think he looks great. Sure his hair is dark but it works. :)

Posted by: kat on October 10, 2003 08:17 AM

Go, bastard, go! Woohoo! I hope this is a good movie. I really do.

Is it just me who thinks he looks like a hybrid of Al Bundy and Thomas Anderson?

Posted by: Raiza on October 10, 2003 08:38 AM

Nice work ladies! Keanu looks like he's wandered off the set for Generic Cop Movie, the makeup crew need to rough him up a little.

Posted by: John McMahon on October 10, 2003 08:45 AM

Yeah, he might still be *too* good looking.
He needs to look a bit more "put through the wringer".

Maybe it's an early scene, or a rehearsal even.

Posted by: krix on October 10, 2003 09:03 AM

Oh!... He's 'embracing the bastard' allright ;-) *snicker*

Since this is one of the first Constantine shots, I'm pretty sure that the Hellblazer fans will check this entry out, too.
This means I must be 'calm, collected, cool and dignified'. I don't want them to think we're all "hormone crazed giggling girlies". You know.
Because that would damage our public relations.

Ehm, so I'm just going to whisper it: Krix, this is *clear* evidence on a certain subject. I'm convinced it's 'r'. *mystery solved* :-)

Wait... What do you mean, it's a gun??? *drat*

Posted by: Julie on October 10, 2003 09:09 AM

Whoa! I must be psychic! I just knew this picture would be the subject of your first post today!

No complaints here! :)

Posted by: Zen on October 10, 2003 09:09 AM

Yes. he is going to pull this off just fine. Yes, blonde would look stupid. IMO of course, which I am allowed to change, and did in this instance.

I'm embarrassed to say I don't remember which nemesis, but one of them forced Constantine to get tattoos. Read that somewhere after the Solano Beach show. I think I forgot the gingko today; I can't remember.

Posted by: Chianti on October 10, 2003 09:34 AM

Check the "tree tattoo" thread at the hellforums, Chianti.

Evidently, Swamp Thing inhabited John's body at some point and while he was there he went to a parlor and got a tree tattooed on John's ass.


The best part is Constantine doesn't know it's there.

Posted by: krix on October 10, 2003 09:39 AM

Not the Constantine we know and love, but he looks alright, I think he can pull it off. Well he looks like he's pulling something off in the second pic, dirty beggar.

Posted by: electricinca on October 10, 2003 09:48 AM

I still haven't had time to check out all the stuff that the wonderful Funk provided, and I feel a bit guilty about that...

On a more bright note, I picked up my 'reloaded dvd' this afternoon!!!! :-)
AND with the aid of a 'coupon', I got about (rough currency-exchange rate) 5 dollar off the price! Weee, Keanu's on sale!!! :-)

Posted by: Julie on October 10, 2003 10:26 AM

I wonder if we're going to get to see the tree? teehee

Posted by: Chianti on October 10, 2003 10:26 AM

HEY, there!!! He certainly looks extra white! EHEHE..but gougeous!
I´ve just finished my Backy FanSite. Wanna take a look at it?

Posted by: bia on October 10, 2003 10:29 AM

Only if there is a god that watches out for keanuphiles. :)

Here's hoping that there is.

Posted by: Tyler on October 10, 2003 10:30 AM

There are differences but I think he'll pull it off I too, can't wait to see it.

He does however look VERY pale or is this his usual complexion? Hopefully when he's wrapped he'll take a much deserved vacay to some place sunny!

Posted by: kay on October 10, 2003 11:37 AM

Julie - Damned right that you should feel guilty. Now stop ogling over the Reloaded sex scene and get back to the site!

As for the pics... well, it looks like Keanu Reeves in a suit. I'm reserving judgement on his physical appearance until they break out the trenchcoats.

Posted by: Funk on October 10, 2003 11:38 AM

Smart man that he is, Keanu doesn't do sun without sunblock.

Posted by: Chianti on October 10, 2003 12:27 PM

I wasn't oggling... Ehm... Really ;-) I'm at work right now :-) I don't have that much time to check out a lot of stuff.

But! Since Krix has laid out the path for us, and I DO want to do my duty as a soldier in the *bringing Keanu and Constantine fans together* peace keeping corps', I will check out the site more thoroughly on my later break. :-)
And I'll even consider leaving an appropriate "Funk rawks" message on that board, even though I never GO to any boards... Not even Keanu ones.
And! Who cares that I will have to put looking at Bia's site on hold, then. And who cares that it will take precious 'oggling the dvd-cover' time away from me. I'll do it all for you & Krix :-)

Ehm... Mainly because I don't want someone who knows his way around blood, terror & gore to be angry with me...
So could you please put the chainsaw down now? ;-D

Posted by: Julie on October 10, 2003 04:07 PM

thank god he's not blond! okay, so maybe i will enjoy this movie...

Posted by: lori on October 10, 2003 06:04 PM

Ashton Kutcher is a great asshole. :))))

Posted by: Jack the Ripper on October 11, 2003 09:24 AM

woah dude. I can't wait to see this movie.

Posted by: zoot on October 12, 2003 07:05 PM

Ni siquiera se acerca a Constantine. ¿donde esta el parecido con Sting que plantearon Stephen Bisette y Alan Moore?, en cualquier caso me parece que Brad Pitt serviría mejor encarnando al personaje.

Posted by: Jota on October 15, 2003 02:48 PM


Neo became an agent in the third matrix movie!

What was wrong with the brown coat?

Posted by: NJW on October 16, 2003 12:10 AM

Love him though you may, Clive Owen would have made a much better Constatine.
British and a whole lot more ragged/rougish, he woulda done the roll proud.
Hate to critize him on a fansite devoted to him, but reeves looks like an over acting Reservoir Dog in these pics.

Posted by: FGJ on October 20, 2003 03:33 AM

Well, okay, I'm a Hellblazer fan that's gotten lost, so I thought I'd do my bit for PR and peace keeping ;) We're not all die-hard nerds that live in dark holes reading our comics. Indeed, I for one have a real appreciation of the male body ;) In case of future hard feelings, I just thought I'd point out that most of the objections are with the film - when you have a rumpled British ex-punk as a hero, Keanu may not seem the most obvious choice. Those of us with some intelligence left will at least attempt to see what the movie as what it is, rather than how we feel it should be. Well, that's my wee rant over with!

Posted by: Cassy C on October 28, 2003 03:08 PM

Alright, yeah, he looks rumpled, though his smirk looks more like he's constipated. Dunno, still not looking forward to Mr. "Whoa" God/Messiah of the Matrix playing Conjob. I still think if they had to go American, should have grabbed somebody who can play snarky, sneaky bastards like Kevin Spacey. Even James Marsters would be still be preferable. I heard they were considering Paul Bettany (A Beautiful Mind, A Knight's Tale) for the role. Right nationality, right look, dunno if he's played snarky chars. though. Rhys Ifan has some experience with such roles, again, closer look even though he's Welsh. Sean Bean or Ewan MacGregor, again, would be a better fit. If they still go through with this, will have to see how some of the film plays out. Though one thing Reeves has in his favor, one of his characters did double cross the Devil, that's promising at least.

Posted by: Whisper2AScream on October 31, 2003 09:36 AM

I think they should rough him up a bit more (shouldn't be a problem - unshaved in the morning), his hair should go lighter and messier and the clothes need some work too. After all that, he'd pull our Mr.Constantine off just perfectly!

Posted by: Superman on November 1, 2003 07:27 PM

keanu reeves is so hot and sexy delicious

Posted by: crystal on March 25, 2004 12:06 PM

I was wondering when the movie was going to be released, also i live at the building where you did alot of the filming and was wondering if i could get a copy when the movie comes out.

Posted by: Douglas Lightsey on April 2, 2004 09:12 PM

Filming was done at the Olympic Hotel
located at 725 South westlake Ave,Los Angeles,ca 90057
we have weekly and monthly rentals

Posted by: olympic hotel and residence on April 2, 2004 09:16 PM
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