Other Than Shooting Faces, What Will JOHN WICK 2 Be About?

Keanu Reeves offers some minuscule details.

Any John Wick 2 news is good news, unless they suddenly announce that it’s getting called off or will see Wick team up with a hip dinosaur or something. This is especially true of any news that gives us hints regarding the still-mysterious film’s plot.

That’s exactly what we have today, as Keanu gave up a little information during a Knock Knock interview with Collider:

I think we have a really good premise, and it’s an organic premise. It’s basically — to me there’s John Wick and then there’s John. You know, John is the married guy whose wife just died, and that five years of his life. Then there’s John Wick, who’s the mythical assassin. In this, John Wick’s past comes and infiltrates John’s life and John Wick, in a way, has to fight for John.

Despite his new dog at the end of the first film, I kind of figured this “John” was gone for good after all that fun killing he did. But hey, you can’t keep a good dog down, and if events from his past get “John Wick” away from moping in his kitchen all day, I’m all for it. There’s likely a multitude of people from his storied past who want to see him dead and buried, so that’s as good as an excuse for a sequel as any.

As for how it’s going to look, Reeves claims everything we love about the first film will still be at play in the second:

We’re gonna do the same kind of thing in the sense of — what are the guiding principles? So it’s longer takes, know where you are on the space, who’s doing what, action with consequence. And then going to other levels of what the gun fu was, which was jiu-jitsu and judo mixed with weapons and different styles of weapon training. So we’ve been opening up, I’ve been learning some other tools and different styles of that, and trying to develop some more techniques in terms of judo and jiu-jitsu and bring those elements into the work. And then we have some other things that might be a little different… But it’s all organic. It’s not like all of a sudden John Wick has superpowers, it’s got to be connected to the character.

John Wick 2 should begin shooting this fall. Not shooting people, though. I mean, not for real. Maybe a couple assholes.