Keanu Reeves on ‘John Wick Chapter Two’; Reveals They Have ‘Really Cool Ideas’ For Future Sequels
by Steve 'Frosty' Weintraub
I absolutely loved John Wick. From the innovative action set pieces, to the weird and wild world directors Chad Stahelski and David Leitch created, it’s a film I’ve probably watched a dozen times and it never gets old. As most of you know, Keanu Reeves stars as an ex-hitman who comes out of retirement to track down the gangsters that took everything from him. And by everything … I mean his dog. The entire film is a result of a bad decision by a gangster’s son, and every time Keanu Reeves kills someone I think it’s justified. Don’t fuck with someone’s pet, especially when it was the last thing a dying wife gave her loving husband.
And while Hollywood likes to make sequels and prequels to films that don’t need one, I’m all aboard the John Wick sequel train. So when Lionsgate announced they were moving ahead on John Wick: Chapter Two, I was ready to head to my local theater and buy tickets. But with a February 10, 2017 release date, I might have been a bit too soon.
Anyway, last night before the CinemaCon Awards in Las Vegas, I was able to talk to Keanu Reeves about the John Wick: Chapter Two. While we talked about what’s different about the sequel, the fight scenes, filming in Rome, that gun range video that went viral, and a lot more, the real highlight was that Reeves sounded enthusiastic about doing even more sequels. He told me:
“I love John Wick. We had an amazing time making this story. I can’t say that we’re not geeked about continuing the idea and the character. We have some really cool ideas. We talk about what would be cool to take it to the next level.”
So if you’re like me and love John Wick, it looks like we might get more installments! I’m all in on this thing.
Watch the interview at Collider.com.