Now, fans have more reasons to rejoice as Lionsgate Entertainment announced that there will be a sequel to the 2014 movie. The sequel does not have an official name yet, but the studio is currently referring to it as “John Wick 2“.
Jason Constantine, President of Acquisitions and C0-Productions of Lionsgate, said in a press release:
With such tremendous fan and critical support for “John Wick”, we knew that there was still so much more of this story to tell. We are thrilled that Keanu, David and Chad have re-teamed with us and promise to bring audiences even more excitement the 2nd time around.
It has been confirmed that Reeves will be reprising his role as the titular character, John Wick, an ex-hitman who is looking for revenge and redemption.
Several production crew will also be returning. Directors Chad Stahelski and David Leitch have confirmed their participation and Derek Kolstad will be back as screenwriter. Basil Iwanyk, producer of the 1st movie, will also be holding the same role for “John Wick 2”.
Lionsgate’s Summit Entertainment will be the distributor of the film.
No release date has been announced, but the international screening rights of the movie will be sold at the upcoming Cannes Film Market.