February 10, 2017 can’t come soon enough. John Wick Chapter Two lands that day, and I’ll have my ticket ready to rock. In the meantime, we are getting glimpses of what’s in store for the baddest assassin on the block.
Ian McShane, in an interview with EW, let a few of the plot points slip, including John Wick 2 will be a direct sequel to the first. Yep, Mr. Wick is getting a new dog.
Keanu gets a new dog. But yes, it’s about what comes on him after that. It’s all about the assassin’s code if you like. He’s killed a Russian gangster, and now there’s a contract out on him, so it’s a continuation. I loved the first one. This could be even better than the first.
The events of the first film that led us to believe he would emerge from killing most of Tarasov family unscathed are unfounded. The contract remains on Wick’s head as he recovers from the events in the first film. Here’s hoping a brand new muscle car comes with the puppy.
It also cements the notion that once John reentered the assassin life to seek vengeance, it would pull him back in completely. The word is out, and those looking for a gold coin will be gunning for Baba Yaga. Me? I wouldn’t test a guy that killed three guys at a bar with a pencil.
What made John Wick such a fantastic film is that it stayed firmly on the ground. Each action sequence was visceral, and the choreography is the best you’ll see on screen. Who can ever get tired of the club scene? It’s an action film at its finest.
My hope for the sequel? It stays in the hyper-realism created in the first. Wick can be hurt, but he’s the best in the business and should be feared. And more of the Winston (Ian McShane) and the Continental. Explore the world of the Assassin’s Guild.
And Winston needs to have John’s back. He helped him in the first film; John will need allies in the sequel. We’ve already seen Keanu training like mad for the film, so expect the action sequences to be spot on. Give us plenty of amazing cars and keep the cinematic universe of the first to avoid the sequel trap that hit Taken.
Go ahead and set aside February 10, 2017. It’s going to be a hell of a ride. Look for more news to hit soon as CineEurope wrapped with Lionsgate showing off exclusive clips of the sequel.
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