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'John Wick 2' to Open in 2017; 'Blade Runner 2' Set for January 2018

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February 18, 2016
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Two release dates have been announced for two of our most anticipated movies coming up in the next few years. First up, the action sequel John Wick 2 has been scheduled for release starting on February 10th, 2017 - a little less than a year from now. The film has already finished shooting, partially in New York City, and apparently the plot takes Keanu Reeves to Rome to kick some more ass. Stuntman Chad Stahelski from the first one is back again to direct this one. Next up, Warner Bros has officially set a release date for Denis Villeneuve's Blade Runner sequel, untitled now, known simply as Blade Runner 2. That movie will open on January 12th, 2018, a few weeks after Episode VIII hits theaters in late 2017. I'm very excited for both.

It seems a bit odd to me that Blade Runner 2 is opening in theaters in January. Denis Villeneuve directing Ryan Gosling (and supposedly Harrison Ford back as Deckard) with cinematography by Roger Deakins - and it's scheduled for the traditional January dumping season? Of course, there have been some bigger movies opening in January recently (American Sniper, 13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi) but this seems noticeably out of place. Either they're planning a tricky strategy similar to The Revenant, with the movie opening in December in limited release first. Or they're going all out and hoping to break box office records in January like Deadpool did in February. Only time will tell. Stay tuned for news on these movies.

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Reader Feedback - 16 Comments

1

Please son't say they kill his cat. He has no luck with pets.

Carpola on Feb 18, 2016

2

They are going to kill his goldfish.

capitandelespacio on Feb 19, 2016

3

Johnny Wick is back baby!

Have Hope on Feb 18, 2016

4

2 sequels nobody asked for, yet, here they are.

capitandelespacio on Feb 19, 2016

5

uh...I may have asked for JOHN WICK 2. Sorry, not sorry.

DAVIDPD on Feb 19, 2016

6

I think I was the one who asked for john wick 2.

Oblique on Feb 20, 2016

7

I'm a but nervous for a follow up to John Wick...but I'm willing to give them the benefit of the doubt. Hopefully they expand in a positive way and don't complicate the mythos. As for Blade Runner 2...welp the cast is good and Villeneuve instills huge bragging rights.

Xerxexx on Feb 19, 2016

8

Really looking forward to the new blade runner and if one can pull it of it's Villeneuve. He is A list director of the same magnitude as Nolan...

ari smulders on Feb 19, 2016

9

Sorry Ari, but I disagree. There is no way, regardless of story nor director, that they can make a sequel to Blade Runner without fucking up the original's ambiguous ending. If there a movie that screams NO SEQUEL (and there are many.. ok most ), this is one of them !!

Tester on Feb 19, 2016

10

I also have my doubts of course but i have ultimate faith in Villeneuve as a director. Look at the movies he made already, all are great, so he can pull it of. And he is also a big fan of blade runner, it's the movie wich influenced him the most. Have faith tester...

ari smulders on Feb 19, 2016

11

I don't really see the point of making a BR sequel. However "Sicario" was quite amazing. It was intense, beautiful and well done. In the end, it all boils down to the story. If its interesting enough it could work. As we saw in TFA , all mirrors and smoke can't polish a turd.

Sascha Dikiciyan on Feb 20, 2016

12

yes it always comes down to the story and that's why i trust Villeneuve. Never seen a bad movie of him and his stories are very well worked out.

ari smulders on Feb 21, 2016

13

So Tester when you say the original ending which are you talking about? The "Original" Theatrical release was anything but ambiguous. Everything was tied up in a nice happy bow. I just hope Gosling dreams of B-Roll from Legend in this one.

MaqueeStalker on Feb 23, 2016

14

WICK 2: NO PUPPY IS SAFE.

DAVIDPD on Feb 19, 2016

15

John 2WICKed?

capitandelespacio on Feb 19, 2016

16

2 WICKED 2 FURIOUS.

DAVIDPD on Feb 20, 2016

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