Last year’s ultra violent gangster movie John Wick, starring Keanu Reeves ended up being the sleeper hit no-one expected. With a budget of only $20m the movie managed to rake in nearly $80m at the box office with it receiving favourable reviews from critics.
Now it’s been confirmed that Keanu will return as John Wick for a sequel along with original directors David Leitch and Chad Stahelski as well as screenwriter Derek Kolstad. As is always the case with initial announcements very little else is known about the project and it’s plot but we’re guessing Reeves will be despatching bad guys by the score in style as Sthelski explained:
“We have ideas for days and without blinking twice we know we can outdo the action from the original,” Stahelski said. “It’s the matter of story and how much you like the character. That’s always the most important. If there’s great action but you have a character that no one likes and doesn’t have charisma you’re not going to watch it. Look at any great action star, whether it’s Harrison Ford or Liam Neeson or Robert Downey Jr., pick a name, you love the guy first. Good action, bad action, you just love them in action. So we want to make sure we have a story and a character that everybody loves and then we’ll dress it with action that we promise will be awesome.”
I wonder if Wick will end up owning a cat in the sequel.