And you thought it couldn’t get any more ridiculous.
Lionsgate revealed some exciting news yesterday for all of you die hard action fans out there. Not only is John Wick 2 officially happening: all of the film’s key players are also slated to return, including director David Leitch and Chad Stahelski, screenwriter Derek Kolstad and actor Keanu Reeves.
“With such tremendous fan and critical support for ‘John Wick,’ we knew that there was still so much more of this story to tell,” Jason Constantine, President of Acquisitions and Co-Productions, said in a press release. “We are thrilled that Keanu, David and Chad have re-teamed with us and promise to bring audiences even more excitement the second time around.”
The first John Wick was a weird, wacky action-drama that was tons of fun and had a surprising emotional punch to it. Was it a little too wacky for its own good? Of course it was, but who’s to say the sequel can’t be better? I typically don’t support sequels being made (Especially when it leads to a ridiculous seven entries like the Fast and Furious or Saw movies), but as an effort to improve and expand upon the first movie, I am in full support of John Wick 2. It did a lot right, it did a few things wrong, but it would be great to see Keanu back on the big screen kicking heads and taking names.
No official release date has been announced yet, but what do you think? Are you excited for John Wick 2, or do you think the master assassin needs to go back into retirement?
Comment below, let me know.
– David Dunn
SOURCE: Cinemablend, Forbes