We didn’t receive many more details, although we now know that the film will have scenes in Rome, and the official synopsis just reads, “legendary hit man John Wick is back.” Catchy.
The film will be directed by Chad Stahelski and written by Derek Kolstad, the writer of the first film.
This means that Chapter 2 will go up against The LEGO Batman Movie, Fifty Shades Darker, and The Mountain Between Us, so it has a good chance of being the must-see movie in theaters for that weekend.
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Chapter 2 will star Keanu Reeves (of course), John Leguizamo, Lance Reddick, Ian McShane (whom just recently picked up a part in Game of Thrones), and Bridget Moynahan (she played John Wick’s now-deceased wife). Common was recently added to the cast, as well as Ruby Rose and some others.
The first John Wick film quickly became one of the most underappreciated action movies of all time, which is one of the reasons we included it in our list of the best revenge movies. On a $20 million budget, it made $86 million worldwide, but it was popular in the home video market.