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Entertainment Weekly recently interviewed actor Ian McShane about his mysterious role in HBO’s Game Of Thrones. McShane was asked about reprising his role as hotel owner Winston in the action/thriller John Wick 2 starring Keanu Reeves.
McShane talked about what to expect from the sequel saying:
“Well, I’m kind of the only one left from the first one. This is same kind of premise. It’s not like two years later, but pretty soon after the first one. Keanu [Reeves] is a great guy. They got this terrific Italian kid, Riccardo Scamarcio, who plays the chief villain, who’s excellent, and we have a lot of stuff together. And the guy who directs it, Chad Stahelski, is really smart. He’s been Keanu’s stunt guy for [nearly] 20 years and he’s studied muay-thai. He’s got every stunt man who’s available for [this film]. The action looks like it »
- J.B. Casas
One of the surprise critical hits of 2014 was the action-thriller John Wick, which earned $86 million worldwide from a $20 million budget. Shortly after the movie's modest theatrical success, Lionsgate moved forward with a sequel, John Wick: Chapter 2, which brings Keanu Reeves back as the title character. One of the other original John Wick stars returning is Ian McShane, whose character Winston ran the mysterious Continental Hotel, a hangout for assassins. While discussing his role in last night's Game of Thrones, the actor shed new light on this sequel.
Back in April, the official synopsis for John Wick: Chapter 2 was released, teasing that Keanu Reeves' title character is forced out of retirement by a former associate plotting to seize control of a shadowy international assassins' guild. Bound by a blood oath to help him, John travels to Rome where he squares off against some of the world's deadliest killers. »
Along with Reeves, another familiar face returning for this outing is former "Deadwood" alum Ian McShane who reprises his role of The Continental Hotel's proprietor, Winston. McShane has offered some additional details about the next instalment to EW, confirming that "Burnt" actor Riccardo Scamarcio is playing the villain in the film in which Reeves' John Wick is called upon by a former associate.
Said associate plans to take control of a Rome-based 'shadowy international assassins' guild' with Scamarcio's character serving as the current head of the guild. McShane praises his co-workers and confirms the sequel picks up shortly after the events of the first film:
“I'm kind of the only one left from the first ['John Wick']. This is same kind of premise. It's not like two years later, »
- Garth Franklin
Actor, producer and director Keanu Reeves has signed with WME in all areas.
Reeves started his career headlining box office hits, but has also taken to auteur-driven projects in recent years like Nicolas Winding Refn’s upcoming “Neon Demon,” while still starring in commercial successes like “John Wick.”
“Neon Demon” premieres at the Cannes Film Festival next week. The film will be released on June 24 by Amazon and Broad Green.
“John Wick 2,” the follow-up to Reeves’ 2014 hit, will premiere February 2017 from director Chad Stahelski. The original pic overwhelmed at the box office, bringing in $71 million worldwide on a $20 million budget.
- Justin Kroll
The official synopsis for next year’s highly anticipated John Wick: Chapter Two has finally been revealed. We knew that the sequel was going to get a much more international feel, and that seems to have been confirmed via this synopsis, which arrives via Collider. Check it out.
Keanu Reeves returns in the sequel to the 2014 hit as legendary hitman John Wick who is forced to back out of retirement by a former associate plotting to seize control of a shadowy international assassins’ guild. Bound by a blood oath to help him, John travels to Rome where he squares off against some of the world’s deadliest killers.
So, to Rome we go for this action sequel. John Leguizamo, Lance Reddick, Bridget Moynahan, and Ian McShane return for the sequel, with Ruby Rose, Common, Peter Stormare, and Laurence Fishburne also coming along for the ride this time around.
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- Paul Heath
Lionsgate has released a new synopsis for "John Wick: Chapter Two," the upcoming sequel to the Keanu Reeves-led 2014 revenge film about a professional assassin seeking revenge for the death of his beloved late wife's puppy.
In the follow-up, Reeves returns as the legendary hitman forced out of retirement by a former associate plotting to seize control of a shadowy international assassins' guild.
Bound by a blood oath to help him, John travels to Rome where he squares off against some of the world's deadliest killers.
Laurence Fishburne, Ruby Rose, Common, Peter Stormare, Riccardo Scamarcio, John Leguizamo, Lance Reddick and Ian McShane all star in the Chad Stahelski-directed film which hits cinemas on February 10th 2017.
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- Garth Franklin
Next year, a beloved assassin returns to the big screen with the highly-anticipated sequel John Wick: Chapter 2, which was given a February 10, 2017 release date last month. Production recently wrapped, and it isn't known when we'll get our first official look at the sequel, either with new photos or the first trailer. While wait to get our first glimpse at Keanu Reeves' title character in action once again, Collider uncovered the official synopsis, which you can check out below.
"Keanu Reeves returns in the sequel to the 2014 hit as legendary hitman John Wick who is forced to back out of retirement by a former associate plotting to seize control of a shadowy international assassins' guild. Bound by a blood oath to help him, John travels to Rome where he squares off against some of the world's deadliest killers."
2014’s John Wick was an instant action movie classic, bringing Keanu Reeves back to audience’s attention in a Big way. So, we were all delighted to find out that Reeves was teaming up with director Chad Stahelski (going solo after directing the original with David Leitch) for John Wick: Chapter Two, which brings back the legendary for a mother round of blood letting. Bridget Moynahan, John Leguizamo, Ian McShane, Thomas Sadowski, and Lance Reddick also reprise their roles, with newcomers including Common as the movies villain, Ruby Rose, Riccardio Scamarcio, and two former co-stars of Reeves, Peter Stormare (Constatine) and Laurence Fishbone (The Matrix). Lionsgate have revealed the movie’s first official synopsis, which see the action go international, dropping some small details about what to expect from the highly anticipated sequel: Keanu Reeves returns in the sequel to the 2014 hit as legendary hitman John Wick who is forced »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Tom White)
“Keanu Reeves returns in the sequel to the 2014 hit as legendary hitman John Wick who is forced to back out of retirement by a former associate plotting to seize control of a shadowy international assassins’ guild. Bound by a blood oath to help him, John travels to Rome where he squares off against some of the world’s deadliest killers.”
John Wick: Chapter Two is set for release on February 10th 2017, and reunites Reeves with the original’s co-director Chad Stahelski and returning stars Ian McShane, John Leguizamo, Bridget Monahan, Tom Sadowski, and Lance Reddick. New additions to the cast include Laurence Fishburne (Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice), Common (Selma), Ruby Rose (Resident Evil: The Final Chapter), Riccardo Scamarcio (Burnt) and »
- Gary Collinson
"People keep asking if I'm back and I haven't really had an answer, but yeah, I'm thinking I'm back." John Wick was easily one of the best received films of 2014 and that makes its upcoming sequel - John Wick: Chapter Two - one of the more hotly anticipated films of 2017. Lionsgate has just released the first official synopsis for the Chad Stahelski-directed film giving us a few vague details on what brings the legendary assassin out of retirement a second time. Check it out below: Keanu Reeves returns in the sequel to the 2014 hit as legendary hitman John Wick who is forced to back out of retirement by a former associate plotting to seize control of a shadowy international assassins’ guild. Bound by a blood oath to help him, John travels to Rome where he squares off against some of the world’s deadliest killers. Lionsgate’s “John Wick »
Promising “next-level action” and a grander scope, story details have remained firmly under lock and key – stored safely in a vault next to John Wick’s precious stash of gold coins. Then again, there have been murmurings that Stahelski’s sequel will shift the clandestine action to mainland Europe, and while there are plenty of questions still to be answered, an official synopsis for John Wick 2 has emerged today shedding light on Reeves’ next adventure.
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Welcoming back the likes of John Leguizamo, Lance Reddick, Bridget Moynahan and Game of Thrones star Ian McShane, the logline tees up a “shadowy international assassins’ guild” and, as reported, a trip to the Italian capital.
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- Michael Briers
John Wick was one of the most enjoyable action movies of 2014. Not just because it was slickly put together by first time directors Chad Stahelski and David Leitch, but because it was a welcome return to the genre for Keanu Reeves. It also fared rather well at the box office, bringing in $80 million from just a $20 million budget, which meant that a sequel was soon greenlit. Laurence Fishburne is one of the new names that has been brought on board for John Wick: Chapter 2, and the always dependable actor has been discussing how his character will help the sequel to evolve and expand the world. Laurence Fishburne made this explanation while speaking to Collider about his upcoming turn in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. Obviously the conversation soon turned away from Perry White to John Wick: Chapter 2, which is what led Laurence Fishburne to say of his »
Confirmed to be part of the ensemble late last year, Laurence Fishburne has shed light on his “really cool” part in John Wick 2, which will have him reunite with his The Matrix co-star and friend, Keanu Reeves.
Speaking to Collider in anticipation of the imminent Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice, Fishburne admitted he was a major fan of the cult 2014 sleeper hit, before attempting to engineer a way to feature opposite Reeves in the Chad Stahelski-directed action sequel.
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To begin, the outlet quizzed Fishburne about how that cameo appearance came to be.
Yeah, Keanu and I have remained friends and we saw each other and I told him I watched the movie and loved it. He was about to start the movie again and I was like, “Yo, man, you gotta talk to Chad and tell him that your boy Fish wants to come get down, »
- Michael Briers
“For us it was just, what is the next chapter? What is the continuation of this story?” states Reeves. “Opening up the world – the underground world. The world behind the world in terms of the assassins. Kind of evolving the action – if the first one was a black belt, then this one is third degree black belt. It’s such a fun project and a great character.”
“Laurence has this fantastic role as a character in the Underworld called The Bowery King. He plays such a great character in the piece and he brings of course humour, »
- Gary Collinson
The action in today’s cinematic landscape can often feel too obscured, chopped up, or simply poorly shot (see a piece of utter failure in all of these regards), so it was a breath of fresh air when Chad Stahelski and David Leitch delivered their debut, John Wick. With clearly defined choreography and a knowledge of how to frame a thrilling sequence, it was head and shoulders above most of Hollywood’s output — until we got Mad Max: Fury Road, of course.
Stahelski recently wrapped up directing the sequel with Keanu Reeves, Bridget Moynahan and Ian McShane returning, along with the new faces of Laurence Fishburne, Ruby Rose, Peter Stormare, and Common. While John Wick: Chapter Two is still eleven months away, today brings a preview that should delight just as much as any footage. A new video, from Taran Tactical, shows Reeves in the middle of some in-depth training at a firing range, »
- Jordan Raup
John Wick: Chapter 2 only recently wrapped shooting, but if you can't wait to feast your eyes on the first footage, we have a real treat for you today. It's not exactly a sneak peek at the highly anticipated sequel. Instead, it's a video of star Keanu Reeves proving why his badass assassin shouldn't be messed with. Let's just say the actor has some skills, and if a zombie apocalypse breaks out, he's the one we'd want by our side.
Lionsgate is set to release John Wick: Chapter 2 this coming Valentine's Day weekend. We'll have to wait until February 10 to see Keanu Reeves suited up and out for revenge. But thanks to Taran Tactical, we get to see the actor running an obstacle course as he shows off his epic and amazing gun skills, quickly trading one weapon for the next. It's a rough, tough ballet that's certainly greasy around the edgeds, »
If for some reason you failed to see John Wick, then we’d recommend remedying that as soon as possible. The intense hitman flick brought a breath of fresh air to the stale, hammy chops of the action genre, and a large part of that is down to the performance of its leading man. Keanu Reeves immersed himself in the role of Wick, and looks to be channeling that same ferocity for his reprisal in John Wick: Chapter Two.
We’re basing this assumption on a new set video that’s appeared online. The clip (via /Film) shows Reeves in full-on badass mode stalking through a shooting range during live-ammo preparations. Say what you like about his acting prowess – although I am a fan – his dedication to making the character believable is worth mentioning. Firing a few rounds from a handbag pistol this is not.
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- Gem Seddon
With principal photography having recently wrapped on John Wick 2, Keanu Reeves has been describing what we can expect from the highly anticipated sequel. The stakes are high for the follow-up, after the surprise success of 2014’s John Wick – which was praised by audiences and critics alike, and raked in $86 million at the box office, against an estimated $20 million budget.
John Wick saw Keanu Reeves as the titular former assassin, grieving the death of his wife. When he crosses paths with the wrong people – and those people invade his home, steal his car and kill his dog – Wick is pulled back into the hitman life, and goes on a quest for vengeance. It is a fast-paced, stylish action movie with a very high body count, and a performance from Reeves that many heralded as a ‘return to form’ for the actor. A sequel was quickly put into development, with many of the original team returning. »
- Sarah Myles
Keanu Reeves made a very welcome return to the realm of ass-kicking (perhaps head-shooting would be a more appropriate term) in Chad Stahelski and David Leitch's John Wick, which dealt with a retired hitman who swiftly worked his way through the group of gangsters who took everything from him. As the film proved to be quite successful, it was only natural that a sequel was soon put into production. Keanu... Read More »
- Kevin Fraser
Back in late October, production got under way on John Wick: Chapter 2, which brings back Keanu Reeves as John Wick, along with a number of returning stars and new cast members alike. In December, news that Keanu Reeves' The Matrix co-star Laurence Fishburne joined the cast got lost in the Christmas/Star Wars: The Force Awakens shuffle, although not much was revealed about the character he's playing. During a new interview with IGN, Keanu Reeves shed some light on his co-star's character, along with Peter Stormare's new role.
"Laurence has this fantastic role as a character in the Underworld called The Bowery King. He plays such a great character in the piece and he brings of course humor, intelligence, charisma and fascination - he's such an incredible actor and it was a pleasure to work with him again. And Peter Stormare - Stormare has more of a »
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