The Dog Lives in First John Wick 2 Photo
Lionsgate announced last week that they will be showcasing the first footage from their highly-anticipated sequel John Wick 2 during a New York Comic-Con panel on Saturday, October 8. To get fans ready for this upcoming footage, the studio has released a photo with Keanu Reeves as the title character, walking his new dog across the Brooklyn Bridge. After his adorable beagle puppy was killed in the first movie, John Wick got a new dog in the original movie's final scenes, who is happily still alive.
Back in June, Ian McShane, who returns as Winston, the owner of the Continental Hotel, revealed in an interview this June that Keanu Reeves' John Wick has a "new dog," and it's clear now that it's still the same pit bull that he rescued at the end of the first movie. The new photo from Lionsgate shows that this puppy certainly may not be as easy to kill this time around. Hopefully we'll get to see more of this dog when the first footage debuts at New York Comic Con next weekend. For those who won't be able to attend the panel, it will also be streamed live via Twitch.
Keanu 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, John travels to Rome where he squares off against some of the world's deadliest killers. Lionsgate has set a February 10, 2017 release date for John Wick 2, which will go up against Universal's Fifty Shades Darker and Warner Bros.' The LEGO Batman Movie.
Original John Wick stars Ian McShane (Winston), John Leguizamo (Aurelio), Bridget Moynahan (Helen), Thomas Sadoski (Jimmy) and Lance Reddick (Charon) have returned to reprise their roles. New cast members include Riccardo Scamarcio as the new villain, Laurence Fishburne as an assassin known as The Bowery King, Common, Ruby Rose and Peter Stormare. Ian McShane revealed in his interview this summer that John Wick killed a Russian gangster, and now there is a contract out on his life.
The original movie took in $43 million domestically and $86 million worldwide from a $20 million budget, becoming a cult favorite on home video shortly after its release. Chad Stahelski, who is directing John Wick 2 by himself after working with David Leitch on the original action-thriller, revealed in a recent interview that there is twice as much action in this upcoming sequel. Take a look at this new photo from John Wick: Chapter 2, as we get ready for the first footage arriving next weekend.