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It's Official - Lionsgate is Making 'John Wick 2' with Keanu Reeves

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May 4, 2015

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Woot! Lionsgate has officially announced development on John Wick 2 via a press release sent to press on May 4th. The release contains very basic information, but confirms that everyone is back: Keanu Reeves as John Wick, along with directors David Leitch and Chad Stahelski as well as screenwriter Derek Kolstad all returning. The film is being sold at the Cannes Market coming up this month, which is why the news has arrived as a confirmation like this. No information about release timing is included in the press release, but it sounds like it might go quick if things go well in Cannes. As a huge fan of John Wick from last year (it was in my Top 10!) there's something particularly exciting about knowing more Wick is on the way.

These are some of our favorite tweets about the news since Lionsgate confirmed the deal with the release:

We've been writing about a sequel ever since the first movie blew up with the action movie audience last year and earned rave reviews. Just a few months ago, directors Leitch & Stahelski said of a sequel: "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." Sounds like they found something cool. The next film will be released through Lionsgate’s Summit Entertainment and will be produced by Thunder Road's Basil Iwanyk, who produced the first. "We are thrilled that Keanu, David and Chad have re-teamed with us and promise to bring audiences even more excitement the second time around," said Jason Constantine, Lionsgate's Pres. of Acquisitions.

I'd love to see them explore more from The Continental, that hotel he visits in the first film. Maybe they've found a way to cleverly integrate it into this sequel, but we'll just have to wait and see. Are you excited?

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  • Bl00dwerK
    Fuckin'-A! They set up a neat little world in the first one...
  • Nathan Williams
    Freaking yes! Very excited for this!
  • FrameCat
    Please make it a prequel!!!!
    • Dysan
      Exactly, I hoping they do the prequel of what he did to get out of the life in the first place. As Viggo mentioned to his son.
  • Chris Groves
    I'm ready for some more dinner reservations.
  • Brian Sleider
    Best news of the day.
  • DAVIDPD
    BRAPPPP!!!~ Taste the rainbow.
  • Н.И. +
    Shit happens...
  • TK
    Nice would be cool to see and learn more about the John Wick world.
  • Oblique
    "nobody better mess with John Wick's new doggie"
    • ProjectionistHP
      I kinda wish that they will do something ridicilous like that again, and then wick just has to kill a whole mafia in order to payback...
      • Oblique
        Yea I agree, that premise and the assassin's hotel were the best things about the movie plus the crazy action scenes.
  • ari smulders
    this can be a great franchise with allot of spin offs! Very good news!
  • ragethorn
    Woohoo!
  • T. Hakeem
    Awesome!
  • TV_Watcher
    John Reese from PoI & Diggle from Arrow take a lesson from John Wick - WEAR A BULLET PROOF VEST!!!
  • avconsumer2
    I was strangely not drawn into this character to quite the extent of the masses it seems. But hey, good for almost everybody else! 😀
  • Akirakorn
    They rebooted Point Break, they kinda owe him one.

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