Lots of fans had preferred not having a John Wick franchise, but the creatives in Hollywood hate taking risks, that is why the production of the second installment is scheduled for November this year.
In an interview with Collider, Keanu Reeves said
“I think we have a really good premise and it’s an organic premise and it’s basically, to me there’s John Wick and then there’s John,” he added “You know, John is the married guy whose wife has died and that five years of his life; and then there’s John Wick who’s the mythical assassin. And in this, John Wick’s past comes and infiltrates John’s life, and John Wick, in a way, has to fight for John,”
Rumors have it that the sequel will actually be a prequel, and will not be a killed-dog-revenge movie. We will be seeing more of the Continental Hotel, from the first movie, and its influence in John Wick’s world.
I liked Keanu Reeves character in the first movie, he was extremely competent in his profession, but he wasn’t an invulnerable cold-hearted machine. Merciless yes but not cold-hearted. That is why I wouldn’t mind seeing him in action again, as long as the production doesn’t over do it with the private John, making the assassin John too vulnerable.