John Wick 2 isn't in theaters until this February. But that doesn't mean it's ever too early to start talking about more sequels. Keanu Reeves had an unexpected breakout hit with the first John Wick in 2014, and he seems to be just as in love with the character as audiences. With John Wick: Chapter 2 almost through production, Keanu and his team do have a solid vision for the future. And the actor definitely hopes to take it to the next level in future sequels. He told Collider this about turning John Wick into a bonafide Hollywood franchise.
"I love John Wick. We had an amazing time making this story. I can't say that we're not geeked about continuing the idea and the character. We have some really cool ideas. We talk about what would be cool to take it to the next level."
The first John Wick starred Keanu Reeves as a master assassin who has retired from his profession. But his quiet civilian life is upended when his car is stolen and his dog, left to him by his deceased wife, is killed. Soon, he is back on the streets gunning to take down those that did him wrong. That leads him to the front door of a powerful mob boss' son. John Wick: Chapter 2 will further explore the assassin's world, taking him to Rome.
The first sequel as been described as an all-out war amongst assassins. John Wick is compelled to uphold a blood oath, and must assist an old colleague who is aiming to take control of the international assassin syndicate. Both men are put on a hit list as the most lethal killers in the world arrive in Rome to hunt them down. Common is playing the main bad guy this time out. Also in the cast are Ian McShane, Ruby Rose, John Leguizamo and Bridget Moynahan. The movie also reunites Keanu Reeves with his old Matrix co-star Laurence Fishburne.
The world is short on action franchises at the moment, as the local theater gives way to more and more superheroes. The potential for more John Wick sequels certainly seems endless. At 51-years-old, Keanu Reeves certainly has found a new home. Let's just hope it doesn't keep him from finally jumping back in those old Adidas hi-tops to play Ted 'Theodore' Logan a third time in the long awaited Bill & Ted 3.