John Wick 2 Signs Ian McShane for Return

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Ian McShane is the latest star to sign on to John Wick 2, reprising his role as Winston, the proprietor of The Continental, the mysterious hotel for assassins from the first film, THR reports. While the hotel has a strict no-killing policy, well, if you've seen the original, rules are made to be broken, right?

The sequel has been picking up stem recently, with Common signing on as a villain for the piece, set to go up against returning star Keanu Reeves. The film centers once again on Reeves, whose titular character was a retired hitman, on a classic revenge mission because of his dog being killed.

Chad Stahelski also returns to direct, after a long history as a stunt performer, including doubling for Reeves on a regular basis since The Matrix.

John Wick 2 has an expected release of late 2016.