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JOHN WICK: CHAPTER TWO - Fishburne Teases Character And Story Details
Pecuiliar pictures swirling online late last year drew enough concern and eventually some confirmation of actor Lawrence Fishburne's involvement in the now titled John Wick: Chapter Two. As to what capacity here still remains to be seen, but Fishburne himself is lending a few words to tease his involvement in Lionsgate's budding R-rated action franchise reuniting the actor with the film's star, Keanu Reeves since battling the mechanization of Earth in The Matrix Trilogy.
Collider's most recent interview picked up on the details revealing that Fishburne himself sought to a part in the sequel under helmer Chad Stahelski since watching the first film in 2014. "Yeah, Keanu and I have remained friends and we saw each other and I told him I watched the movie and loved it.", said Fishburne. "He was about to start the movie again and I was like, “Yo, man, you gotta talk to Chad and tell him that your boy Fish wants to come get down,” because I really wanted to be a part of it. They found something for me to do, and it was really cool."
The sequel will ultimately continue the world-building affair with Reeves reprising the title role. Whereas the first film saw him avenging the new life he sought after before it was destroyed by his former employer's son, reports have consistently stated the sequel would continue venturing into a key aspect of the John Wick universe surrounding the exclusive and private assassins' luxury hotel, The Continental.
Fishburne's role delves a little further that, as he so states the following: "I’m not part of the Continental world, no, but I’m a part of another world that exists inside the world of John Wick. That wasn’t something that was clear in the first movie. It’s like a part of his world that exists but you wouldn’t know about it, and it won’t really be revealed until the second movie."
Fishburne also stated that there would be very little of him involved in the action. That said, we could probably go on and on speculating but let's face it: Whatever is being planned that we don't fully know or at least have a hint of won't be made clear until the film releases on February 10, 2017, so let's we see a proper teaser and images to get things going soon.
Ian McShane, John Leguizamo, Bridget Moynahan, and Lance Reddick return to star with the new additions of Common, Ruby Rose, and Peter Stormare.
The past few weeks have been stirring the fan fervor a bit between Wu Jing's current Hong Kong run with hit sequel, Wolf Warrior 2, as well as Donnie Yen in lieu of his upcoming crime drama, Chasing The Dragon. Both names circulated the rumormill in hyperbolic fanboy fashion next to that of action star Jet Li (League Of Gods) who himself scaled back substantially on physically demanding roles in recent years due to his own health.
Whatever the case may be now, of course there's a photo flying around on social media with no context to it whatsoever, and doing nothing to ease the curiousity with specifics. For this, we now have some much-needed clarity with news of the new shortfilm, Master, now in production with Yen, Wu and Li involved. Unknown are the respective degrees of involvement while it is also reported that Jack Ma invited the trio to work together on this project.
Regarding the above photo, it was taken with congratulations to Yen in the wake of his recent fourteen-…
With the upcoming rollout or Jesse Johnson's The Pay Up, Accident Man and Triple Threat in his wake, leave it to action star Scott Adkins to help carry the mantle with word on the upcoming action thriller revisal, Sinners & Saints: Vengeance. Adkins will reunite once more with Chad Law-penned Jarhead 3: The Siege helmer William Kaufman who, in turn, reunites with actor Johnny Strong who led the initial 2011 revenge cop thriller.
The film aims as a stand-alone sequel which tells of a New Orleans detective who journeys to Moscow to avenge the murder of his partner at the hands of a syndicate enforcer with the help of an old war buddy, and the enforcer's lover. Law, whose writing credits also include Kaufman's zombie hit thriller, Daylight's End and Isaac Florentine's Adkins-led home invasion action pic, Close Range, is scripting with Saints And Sinners scribe Jay Moses ahead of the film's Bulgarian shoot this Winter.
Three years, two films and more than a global gross of $171 million dollars later, the fact is there's no way that the John Wick film saga was not getting third installment. That became clearer last October as well as back in June with reports of Derek Kolstad returning to pen the script; Chad Stahelski's involvement was still being ironed out even after sharing the helm with 87Eleven partner David Leitch for the 2014 original and debuting as a solo director on the sequel.
For this, we have new trade updates over at Deadline officiating Stahelski's return for John Wick: Chapter Three which now has an official release date set for May 17, 2019. Casting remains pending while the most obvious of the reprising bunch will be that of actor Keanu Reeves whose portrayal of the title character - a stoic hitman forced to violently broker his wishful exit from the highly-organized criminal underworld regulated by a self-sustaining global syndicate known as The Continental, which its…