The official trailer for the sequel of the acclaimed action feature ‘John Wick,’ headlined by veteran actor Keanu Reeves is out on YouTube, courtesy of Lionsgate. ‘Chapter Two’ sets hitman off again, this time it’s about justice.
Following the events of the first movie, Wick is a retired man, looking to live a regular, calmed life. However, a former adversary approaches with a job and blows up his house when Wick refuses, forcing him to do what he does best.
‘John Wick’ currently holds a 7.2-star rating on IMDb, along with a 68-point metascore. The acting never drew much praise from critics, but fans appreciated the stunning visuals and actions scenes which required extensive tactical training on Reeve’s part.
The movie is not the most critically-acclaimed work from the lead actor like the Matrix series and other hit blockbusters, but it has carved a niche in the field of cult action films.
John Wick 2 plot and cast
Reincorporated characters from the original include Charon (Lance Reddick), Aurelio (John Leguizamo), Winston (Ian McShane), Charlie the Cleaner (David Patrick Kelly), and Jimmy the police officer (Thomas Sadoski).
New characters include the silent female assassin Ares played by Ruby Rose (Orange Is The New Black), Lawrence Fishburne as The Bowler King, and a bunch of assassins Wick will have to face, many of them seen in the trailer.
Chad Stahelski returns to direct the John Wick’s sequel. He is famous for his work as a stunt coordinator in ‘300,’ ‘The Matrix’ series, ‘V for Vendetta,’ and ‘The Hunger Games.’ Besides the Wick series, he has only directed ‘Highlander’ which is waiting for a release date
Chapter Two’s action-packed scenes manage to take it up a notch from John Wick’s previous stunts, featuring more melee fighting, more rapid-fire sequences, and the classic multiple-enemy shooting takes that made the first one so famous.
Wick now roams the streets of the Italian capital, looking to give the guys who set him off a little bit of their own medicine, with gorgeous landscape shots accompanying the ensuing bloodbath and destruction.
John Wick 2 release date
‘John Wick: Chapter Two’ will hit theaters on February 10, 2017. This film is the second installment of what Stahelski intends to be a ‘John Wick’ trilogy and reunites Lawrence Fishburne and Keanu Reeves for the first time in 13 years.
In tradition with earlier ‘Wick’ stunts, Keanu Reeves reportedly received far-reaching capacitation in close-quarters combat and tactical firearm-handling from former members of the Special Forces.