John Wick really surpassed a lot of people’s expectations. A revenge film? With Keanu Reeves? And he’s pissed cause someone killed his dog? This is going to be a good movie?
Well, it was, and the Hollywood Reporter tells us that the team behind the first one, David Leitch and Chad Stahelski, will be shopping the sequel at the Cannes Film Festival. As an executive at Lionsgate told the Reporter, “With such tremendous fan and critical support for John Wick, we knew that there was still so much more of this story to tell.”
And indeed, the film was a big surprise hit that not only did very respectable box office, but it also got good marks for Keanu Reeves’s performance. Even the Razzies gave him a break, with a comeback award, along with Ben Affleck for his performance in Gone Girl.
So if you loved John Wick, the saga will indeed continue, but we had the feeling a sequel would be inevitable with this one, and Wick should have a pretty strong following ready to come back when part two is in theaters.