John Wick was one of the more surprisingly enjoyable films of 2014, as well as one of the greatest films ever made about Keanu Reeves violently murdering 90 percent of the Russian mob because Theon from Game of Thrones killed his puppy. We found out a few months ago that a sequel was already in development, and now today — sweet, glorious today — we have official confirmation that Keanu and directors David Leitch and Chad Stahelski are back on board, along with the screenwriter of the original, Derek Kolstad.
“With such tremendous fan and critical support for John Wick, we knew that there was still so much more of this story to tell,” said Jason Constantine, President of Acquisitions and Co-Productions at Lionsgate in a statement. “We are thrilled that Keanu, David and Chad have re-teamed with us and promise to bring audiences even more excitement the second time around.”
If there’s a God in heaven, first of all, I hope he’s playing fetch with the dog from the first and giving him lots of belly scratchies because, I mean…
But second, I hope he’s doing everything in his power to ensure that we get like five more of these movies, each as good as or better than the first. Just plop Keanu in a new city and give him another animal-based reason to kill bad guys. Any reason. Maybe a member of ISIS could forget to feed his fish. I’m just spitballing here.