Lionsgate has officially slipped another coin into the John Wick machine and is moving forward on John Wick 2 with Keanu Reeves as well as directors David Leitch and Chad Stahelski, and screenwriter Derek Kolstad, all set to return from the original action hit.
“With such tremendous fan and critical support for John Wick, we knew that there was still so much more of this story to tell,” said Jason Constantine, President of Acquisitions and Co-Productions at Lionsgate. “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.”
What Lionsgate chose not to offer at this time is a John Wick 2 release date. Seeing as how we are now almost midway through 2015, I wouldn’t expect the next chapter in John Wick to make its way into theaters until late 2016 at the absolute earliest.
The original John Wick was produced for only $20 million and served as a return to R-rated glory for Reeves after his success with the Matrix films. It earned over $78 million at the global box office and has enjoyed a successful run on Blu-ray, DVD, Digital HD and VOD as well.
Here’s a little taste of John Wick to either remind you how cool it is or put you on a path to see it for the first time as soon as humanly possible.