Of course, he’s back. Having a one and done film for John Wick (Keanu Reeves) didn’t seem appropriate for the man, the myth, and the legend. So the successful film about the former assassin who came out of retirement after the son of a crime boss killed his beloved dog (which was also a gift from his dying wife) is getting a well-deserved sequel, and it looks like it will live up to expectations.
Lionsgate has released the second trailer for John Wick: Chapter 2, and the action can only go up from here. Especially since there is a mark on him.
Check out the latest trailer here below.
Fun fact: If John Wick says he’s out of the game, he’s probably not out of it for very long. As aforementioned, in John Wick he was drawn back in after the son of a crime boss killed his dog and stole his car. The titular character was more affected by the former than the latter, but you get the idea. So after getting vengeance, he’s back to living a quiet retirement. Until, he becomes an international target for all assassins to kill, and now it’s up to Wick to survive and make sure the target is off his back.
Chad Stahelski will take the solo job of directing the film, while his John Wick co-director, David Leitch helms Deadpool 2.
Ian McShane returns to reprise his role as Winston, the owner of the Continental Hotel – a safe haven of sorts for all known assassins. Though he is a man of few words, when he speaks you know something big is coming. New characters will be played by Laurence Fishburne, Common, and Ruby Rose, all of whom seem to be targeting Wick for some unknown reason. Other newcomers include Peter Stormare and Thomas Sadoski.
Here’s the official plot synopsis:
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 assassinsâ€™ guild. Bound by a blood oath to help him, John travels to Rome where he squares off against some of the worldâ€™s deadliest killers.
John Wick: Chapter 2 opens in theaters on February 10, 2017.