John Wick 2: It seems that Keanu Reeves is coming back for yet another crime-thriller movie and will reprise his role as the legendary hitman John Wick in the sequel to the hit 2014 movie. Directed by Chad Stahelski and written by Derek Kolstad, John Wick 2 is an enormously awaited movie especially for those who couldn’t get enough of Reeves donning his Hitman avatar in the previous movie.
John Wick 2 Plot
In a recent interview with Collider, Keanu Reeves was asked about what can be expected from the sequel to his 2014 thriller and the actor promptly replied that the second movie in his hit franchise is slated to delve deeper into his past which has made Wick who he is. His statements were rather perplexing however as he laid stress about John and John Wick being two separate personalities and how both will be affected.
“To me, there’s John Wick and then there’s John. You know, John is the married guy whose wife just died, and that five years of his life. Then there’s John Wick, who’s the mythical assassin. In this, John Wick’s past comes and infiltrates John’s life and John Wick, in a way, has to fight for John.”
The official synopsis for John Wick 2 reads
Legendary hitman John Wick is forced back out of retirement by a former associate plotting to seize control of a shadowy international assassins’ guild. Bound by a blood oath to help him, John travels to Rome, where he squares off against some of the world’s deadliest killers.
John Wick 2 Cast
- Keanu Reeves as Jonathan “John” Wick / “Baba Yaga”, an ex-hitman.
- Common as the head of security for a female crime lord.
- Laurence Fishburne as The Bowler King.
- Riccardo Scamarcio as Santino, an assassin
- Ruby Rose as Ares, an assassin
- John Leguizamo as Aurelio, the owner of a high-end chop shop.
- Ian McShane as Winston, the owner of the Continental Hotel.
- Bridget Moynahan as Helen Wick, John’s deceased wife.
- Lance Reddick as Charon, the concierge at the Continental Hotel.
- Thomas Sadoski as Jimmy, a police officer and friend of John’s.
- David Patrick Kelly as Charlie, the cleaner
The 2017 movie will also starPeter StormareFranco Nero andPeter Serafinowicz in unspecified roles.
John Wick 2 Latest news
One of the biggest topics today pertaining to the upcoming John Wick sequel is the reunion of Matrix co-starsKeanu Reeves and Lawrence Fishburne in the new 2017 movie.Entertainment Weeklyprovided fans withthe new photo, featuring Fishburne andReeves together in one of the first stills to be released for the movie. Speaking about Fishburne’s involvement, Reeves was not one to hide his delight in sharing screentime with his old co-star and colleague.
— Entertainment Weekly (@EW) December 26, 2016
“It was so cool to have a chance to work with Laurence Fishburne again, with the history that we have professionally and personally. I ran into him, and he was saying that he was a fan of the first film, and was there anything in the second film. I said, ‘As a matter of fact there is!’ So, we sent him the project and he responded to the role. Laurence is playing a character called the Bowery King. He is a leader of this underworld in New York City. He knows everything about everything and he helps John in his mission. It was cool to act with him again and hopefully people will enjoy seeing us reunited.”
John Wick 2 Release Date
The Keanu Reeves starrer, shot predominantly in New York, Italy and Montreal is currently in its post-production and is scheduled to be released on February 10, 2017, as per its distributor Summit Entertainment. The film will be primarily released in the United States first post which it will be rolled out to the big theatres in the rest of the countries.