With a brand new poster for John Wick: Chapter Two being released this week, it seems the details of the actual movie are starting to come thick and fast. All while anticipation builds for Keanu Reeves' return to being an action star bad ass. Collider reports that director Chad Stahelski is preparing the audience for a thrill-a-minute rollercoaster. Packed with shots, explosions and an opening that will be worth the price of admission alone.
“I would say we had twice as much action as the first movie. We took it all a full notch up as far as the driving car stuff went. A great portion of the car chase in the opening of the film is Keanu, which is very impressive.”
Director An Action Buff Who Started With Wick
John Wick is a franchise that is close to the director's heart. Having made his directorial debut with the 2014 blockbuster alongside his partner and co-director David Leitch. The pair were successful career stunt coordinators and second unit directors who got their background and experience working on such productions as Captain America: Civil War, The Wolverine and Jurassic World.
That footing gave 48-year old Stahelski the opportunity to take the reigns of the thriller. Given that the neo-noir returned $86m from a $20m budget and received a healthy response from the critics, it appears as though the director is established enough to continue in the hot seat for the foreseeable future.
Sequel To Reunite Matrix Co-Stars
Hats off to the casting agents for John Wick: Chapter Two because it is heartwarming to see Keanu Reeves and Laurance Fishburne together again on the big screen once more. The pair brought The Matrix franchise to life. Beginning with the 1999 original and, since moving on from Morpheus and Neo, the actors have remained successful in their own right.
But adding the likes of Ruby Rose, Common, John Leguizamo, Lance Reddick and Ian McShane, the sequel to the revenge flick will reunite two men at the top of their game. Though the roles could be much different to the science fiction classic some 17 years previous.