Lionsgate has released (via Entertainment Weekly) a new photo from the upcoming "John Wick" sequel, boasting stars Keanu Reeves ("47 Ronin") and Laurence Fishburne ("Predators"). The photo is of course significant because, for the first time since 2003, it reunites the two "Matrix" co-stars.
Take a look at the photo, featuring Reeves' titular character and Fishburne's "Bowery King," below:
“It was so cool to have a chance to work with Laurence Fishburne again, with the history that we have professionally and personally,” Reeves told EW with regard to reuniting with his "Matrix" co-star. “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 enjoying seeing us reunited.”
“It’s tricky when you do a sequel,” director Chad Stahelski said of the follow-up to the 2014 sleeper hit. “You don’t want to fall into the trap of retelling the first story again. Certainly, we didn’t want to kill another puppy — or kill a cat. [Laughs] We wanted to show more of the John Wick world, what he would have experienced before he settled down and tried to get out of the business.”
“John Wick: Chapter Two,” directed by Stahelski, will also star Common, Bridget Moynahan, Ian McShane, Lance Reddick, John Leguizamo and Ruby Rose. The film is scheduled for release on Feb. 10, 2017.