Fan’s of “John Wick” are in for a treat — not only is the film getting a hotly anticipated sequel that’s set to release early next year, but, according to the film’s director, Lionsgate is already interested in a third installment.
Speaking to Collider, director Chad Stahelski revealed, “The studio has asked us to put our heads together and see if we can come up with something. Winston’s [McShane] is a big part of the next one, so is Lance Reddick. We’ve got some ideas.”
Discussing the process coming up for the sequel’s plot, Stahelski was candid about the frustration that came with devising a story that made sense. “When it came to coming up with a story idea, we had like ten bad ideas, and they we were like, ‘fuck it,’ what would have just happened the next day. Once we stopped worrying about ourselves, it was fun. Is it as good as the first one? I don’t know, that’s personal opinion. Did we go better in some ways? Yes. Did we explore the character more? Yes. It’s better, I think, technically. Is the enjoyment better? Yes, it’s there, but it’s completely different.”
The helmer also touched on Ruby Rose’s character in the film, saying, “I don’t know if she was expecting Wick to be as kooky as it really is, but she’s mute in the movie, she does the whole thing in sign language. She was nervous for the first couple days, and then she just went for it.”
The official synopsis for the film reads:
Keanu Reeves returns in the sequel to the 2014 hit as legendary hitman John Wick who is forced to 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. Lionsgate’s “John Wick: Chapter 2” arriving in theaters on February 10, 2017.
“John Wick: Chapter Two,” directed by Chad Stahelski, stars Reeves in the title role alongside Common, Bridget Moynahan, Ian McShane, Lance Reddick, John Leguizamo, Ruby Rose, and Laurence Fishburne. The film is scheduled for release on Feb. 10, 2017.
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