by: S. Scott Stanikmas – Senior Staff Writer
John Wick was a surprise hit in 2014, taking what could have been a cheesy concept and turned out to be one of the most fun and action packed films we’ve seen in a long time.
With the critical and commercial success of the film it was a no-brainer that a sequel was going to be greenlit. The official cast for the film looks like a fun bunch – you’ve got Reeves, Bridget Moynihan, John Leguizamo, Ian McShane, Common and Peter Stormare.
Gothamist recently spotted Keanu Reeves on set along with a familiar, but previously unannounced face. It seems his Matrix co-star Laurence Fishburne will join the fun in the next John Wick installment.
Exactly who Fishburne will play and the extent of his involvement has yet to be revealed. As a matter of fact, a lot about this film is still under wraps. Reeves managed to give us clues without really revealing anything a while back:
I think we have a really good premise, and it’s an organic premise. It’s basically — to me there’s John Wick and then there’s John. You know, John is the married guy whose wife just died, and that five years of his life. Then there’s John Wick, who’s the mythical assassin. In this, John Wick’s past comes and infiltrates John’s life and John Wick, in a way, has to fight for John.
It sounds like the classic superhero problem – how do you juggle living a double life? Rumor also has it that Common will play a villain that works for a female crime lord. If he turns in a performance like I saw in Run All Night, Common vs Keanu will be one hell of a fight on the big screen.
No release date for John Wick 2 has been announced yet, but if they can wrap filming up quick we may see it sometime in 2016.