In a recent interview with Collider, star of John Wick and its upcoming sequel, Keanu Reeves, revealed some plot details about his upcoming return to the eponymous role:
“I think we have a really good premise, and it’s an organic premise. It’s basically — to me there’s John Wick and then there’s John. You know, John is the married guy whose wife just died, and that five years of his life. Then there’s John Wick, who’s the mythical assassin. In this, John Wick’s past comes and infiltrates John’s life and John Wick, in a way, has to fight for John.”
Reeves spoke confidently about the throughline of John Wick 2 and the strength of the writing team:
“Chad [Stahelski] and the writer, Derek Kolstad, they’ve really listened to what people have enjoyed about the work and how they speak about it. So there’s definitely that influence of the other world, the Continental world, the look, the feel, what it is about the movie, what made people like it; is definitely being paid attention to and the world opens up in this chapter.”
He went on to speak about his own interest and involvement in furthering the John Wick character and franchise:
“I’m interested in what happens to the guy and in this world,so when we were speaking about it, obviously it did well enough for the investors to want to do another one, which is cool, and it’s great to have the opportunity to further the story. But we had to come up with a reason why, and we came up with a reason that was good enough, that didn’t suck, and we’re just trying to make it better and better. In terms of a franchise, I don’t know, until you do it and it’s done, you don’t know, because it’s not source material, this is original goodness.”
Filming on the John Wick sequel begins this month. What do you think of these new plot details? Are you looking forward to seeing this movie when it comes out? Let us know in the comment section below!