Ruby Rose is one bad lady in John Wick: Chapter 2. Today, we have a photo teasing her villain along with another look at Keanu Reeves in the title role. We also have word from the director on what we can expect to see in this sequel. The images go onto prove that almost everyone in the world of John Wick is a sharp dresser. And these dudes definitely aren't to be messed with.
These new photos come courtesy of Empire, with the magazine profiling this anticipated follow-up to the 2014 action thriller. Keanu Reeves assures us that 'Oh, he's back!' In reference to John Wick's most famous line.
The first photo shows John Wick looking as dapper as ever as he makes his way through a city street sporting a few cuts and bruises, while appearing none-the-less worse for wear. After all, it is a hard day at work when you have to kill everyone around you. The second new image has a look at the two new bad guys played by Riccardo Scamarcio and Ruby Rose. What we're seeing here is described as the sequel's signature action set piece. Yes, we're getting a blinding showdown in a giant hall of mirrors at an art institute. Keanu Reeves reveals this about the important scene.
"The mirror room was [director] Chad's idea. It's his homage to Bruce Lee at the end of Enter The Dragon. The whole installation is a maze of mirrors where guys can pop out and disappear. It's very cool and a lot of fun to fight in."
Director Chad Stahelski is highly invested in this particular scene, and from the sounds of it, it is one of the favorite scenes of all those involved and should be worth the price of admission alone. Says Stahelski about his inspiration.
"You go watch any of the great Hong Kong guys,[you're watching] wider shots; you're watching an extremely talented individual. If you're using fast editing to hide things, I call bullshit. That's cheating. Luckily, we have a cast member that can do it. Keanu's been doing martial arts for 25 years. He's been trained by us, he's been trained by Yuen Wo Ping. He's been trained by Chen Yen."
John Wick 2 may be next year's biggest and best action thriller. And audiences are super excited to see it. But perhaps none more so than Keanu Reeves himself. About returning for this anticipated follow-up, he says this.
"It's like going back to your favourite restaurant but this time, instead of getting to the fillet, you're getting the porterhouse."
And that's a nice way to describe something that will be bigger, better and more bad ass than the first time around. Sequels don't usually live up to the original, but we have a good feeling about this. John Wick 2 hits theaters February 10 in the States before opening February 17 in the UK. Take a look at the latest images, and then be sure to pic up the latest issue of Empire, on newsstands everywhere this Thursday.