When John Wick came to theaters two years ago, it became an instant cult classic, in no small part because of its amazing action sequences and the mix of violence, laughs, and skill that the film brought to them.
The next time around, they're going to be even better, according to filmmaker Chad Stahelski, who is directing the sequel after co-directing John Wick with producer David Leitch.
“I would say we had twice as much action as the first movie,” Stahleski told EW. “We took it all a full notch up as far as the driving car stuff went. A great portion of the car chase in the opening of the film is Keanu, which is very impressive.”
The second film will delve more into the world of the first movie: they introduced the idea of this hotel where the baddest of the bad hang out, and now they're going to introduce more of those characters and let audiences learn more about their world beyond just their ties to the murder of John Wick's dog.
“What’s it like to be in a world like this? That’s what we really wanted to expand on,” the director said. “Me and the other creators on the show, my partner and the other producers, the biggest attraction to us about filmmaking really is creating a universe, and creating a world, and creating a little bit of escape. That’s really what we focused on and we’re hoping that’s what comes across in the second movie.”
John Wick Chapter 2 is coming to theaters on February 10, 2017. Expect more information when Lionsgate brings the film to New York Comic Con on October 8 for a panel. You can check out the first teaser poster for John Wick Chapter 2 below.