‘John Wick: Chapter 2’ Trailer: Keanu Reeves Goes Off (Again)
“How good to see you again so soon, Mr. Wick.” Well, not that soon, but soon enough after his first outing to have us properly stoked for John Wick: Chapter 2. The latest trailer for Keanu Reeves’ shoot ’em up follow-up has arrived online, promising bigger and badder things for our favorite would-be-retired assassin — including a canine upgrade.
The new trailer for the John Wick sequel boasts the appropriate title “Wick Goes Off,” which could be a reasonable title for the film itself. We’ll (sadly) have to wait until February to see for ourselves, but until then, the latest trailer offers a sneak peek at a few of the new faces we’ll meet, including characters played by Orange Is the New Black’s Ruby Rose and Laurence Fishburne — giving us that Matrix reunion we always wanted.
Chad Stahelski helmed Chapter 2 on his own, while John Wick co-director David Leitch went off to make his own solo debut on the upcoming Charlize Theron spy thriller The Coldest City (he was also recently tapped to helm Deadpool 2, as if there was ever any other option once Tim Miller exited). Here’s the official synopsis for the John Wick sequel:
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 2 also features the return of favorites played by Lance Reddick and Ian McShane, and hits theaters (with a bang, from the looks of it) on February 10, 2017.