The follow-up, originally known simply as "John Wick 2," is now called "John Wick: Chapter Two," and is set for release on February 10, 2017. Perhaps it's hoping for some "Deadpool"-sized success in next year's pre-Valentine's Day release slot? (It will have some competition from "Fifty Shades Darker," "The LEGO Batman Movie," and "The Mountain Between Us.")
In "Chapter Two," Keanu Reeves will return as the titular star, an ex-hitman who in the first flick was forced back into action when a group of gangsters broke into his home, beat him up, and killed his dog. Seeking revenge (RIP, adorable puppy), Wick returns to his old, contract-killing ways, taking out goons left and right.
This time, at least part of the action will take place in Rome. Wick will face down a villain played by franchise newcomer Common, who stars as the "head of security for a female crime lord," according to The Hollywood Reporter. No word yet on who's playing the crime lord. (Or if another cute canine will meet an untimely end.)
[via: The Hollywood Reporter]
Legendary assassin John Wick (Keanu Reeves) retired from his violent career after marrying the love of his life. Her sudden death leaves John in deep mourning. When sadistic mobster Iosef Tarasov (Alfie Allen) and his thugs steal John's prized car and kill the puppy that was a last gift from his wife, John unleashes the remorseless killing machine within and seeks vengeance. Meanwhile, Iosef's father (Michael Nyqvist) -- John's former colleague -- puts a huge bounty on John's head. Read More