Please Enjoy A Dozen New Images From JOHN WICK 2*

* = Brutal headshots not included.

The good folks over at The Playlist have a gigantic John Wick 2 photo dump on their hands, along with a brand-new poster for the film, and ... well, good luck looking over these images and not frorthing at the mouth with excitement. 

We'll do that in just a second, but first, here's the film's official plot synopsis:

In this next chapter following the 2014 hit, legendary hitman John Wick (Keanu Reeves) is forced 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.

Ohhhh, man. These guys are so screwed. Let's take a look.

As promised, there's also a new John Wick 2 poster, which is, uh, extremely orange (UPDATE: it's come to my attention that the poster below reads more red than orange to some readers, depending on your monitor settings; please sub out the word "red" for "orange" in the previous sentence if this is the case).

I'm not entirely convinced that "Relit" is the best tagline here (generally-speaking, one lights a fuse rather than a wick, but I guess at that point we're splitting hairs), but I do love the boldness of the design. And lord knows I'm happy to see this franchise continue.

How about you guys? Y'all as excited for John Wick 2 as we are? Sound off below, or head on over to The Playlist to see a few more images from the film.