The sequel to John Wick is teasing to be an epic affair with an apparent assassin showdown set in Rome as the film’s central theme. Keanu Reeves is hard at work bringing the titular character to life once again. And like the original it will once again showcase the one-time hitman coming out of his retirement to face off against a host of deadly killers.
According to the synopsis, 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, the hitman travels to Rome where he squares off against some of the world’s deadliest killers.
Joining Reeves in John Wick 2 are Ian McShane, John Leguizamo and Lance Reddick who have returned to reprise their roles from the first film. New cast members include Common, Ruby Rose, Riccardo Scamarcio and Peter Stormare. John Wick 2 will is scheduled for a release in February 2017.