John Wick Chapter 2 is 6 days away, and many are excited to get more of that dog-lovin, crack shootin, killer-for-hire Keanu Reeves.
The very simple plot and realistic action scenes gave audiences a much-needed palette cleanse when balls-to-walls action have become synonymous with a majority of today’s films.
Now, more info has come up in regards to the future, and past, of John Wick.
Though solid plans for John Wick Chapter 3 have yet to be revealed, many have already guess that it is bound to happen (unless Keanu steps down).
What may have alluded everyone was the studio’s plan to bring John Wick to ol’ telly.
During a recent panel with John Wick director, Chad Stahleski, and screenwriter, Derek Kolstad, the two shared some insight on their thoughts on what the John Wick TV show will hold for us:
“Well, we’re not doing a prequel [with Chapter 2]. We wanted to, it just didn’t fit quite where we’re at.
We basically almost have a prequel written, but we’d save that for other aspects of the property. Lionsgate is very interested in doing a John Wick TV show, and that seems very appealing to us, to give those creative ideas to that entity, because I think in TV you could really expand on what that is, and greater than we could in just a two-hour film.
We’d like to wrap-up the story we’re telling now and maybe save all our prequel ideas and impossible task ideas for that medium.”
Though milking of an IP is not something that has not shown success in the past, the creators behind John Wick seem to be really eager to tell us the many stories they’ve created in their minds.
The John Wick TV show might be the perfect medium to show audiences what exactly Mr. Wick did in order to get himself out of the Contract Killer world.
John Wick Chapter 2 comes out this Friday, February 10, 2017 and stars Keaanu Reeves as the titular John Wick, John Leguizamo as Aurelio, Ruby Rose as Ares, and Matrix alum Lawrence Fishburne as someone names The Bowery King.