No one would’ve guessed that Keanu Reeves’ action-movie return in John Wick would have been a hit, but it was. Now with a sequel gearing up for theaters beginning February 10, 2017, Lionsgate is bringing John Wick: Chapter 2 to New York Comic-Con so Reeves his cast mates can meet their adoring public.
According to a press release, the Lionsgate panel will be held at The Theater in Madison Square Garden on Saturday, October 8th beginning at 2:00 p.m. EST. However, the hourlong runtime will be split between the Power Rangers movie reboot and John Wick 2. For the latter, the studio promises to show “exclusive, never-before-seen footage” from the sequel, as well as a Q&A with the cast.
Directed by Chad Stahelski with a screenplay by Derek Kolstad, John Wick 2 features Reeves as the titular hitman, Ruby Rose, Thomas Sadoski, Ian McShane, John Leguizamo, Peter Stormare, Laurence Fishburne, and Common. However, it’s unconfirmed which combination of these stars and others might attend NYCC.
It’s also unclear whether the first footage will be held for this panel or if Lionsgate will choose to release a trailer to help pep up the crowd. The marketing campaign begins today with the release of the first teaser poster flaunting Wick’s sartorially suave fight suit, so it’s really any one’s guess.
Here’s the official synopsis for John Wick: Chapter 2.
Keanu Reeves returns in the sequel to the 2014 hit as legendary hitman John Wick who is forced to 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. Lionsgate’s “John Wick: Chapter 2” arriving in theaters on February 10, 2017.
For more of our coverage on John Wick: Chapter 2, check out the following stories, along with the new poster below:
- John Leguizamo on ‘The Infiltrator’, ‘John Wick 2′, and More
- Peter Stormare Talks ‘Clown’, Old School Visual Effects, ‘American Gods’ and ‘John Wick 2′
- Keanu Reeves on ‘John Wick Chapter Two’; Reveals They Have ‘Really Cool Ideas’ For Future Sequels
- ‘John Wick: Chapter Two’ Footage Receives Ecstatic Response at CinemaCon
- Common on ‘Barbershop: The Next Cut’, ‘Suicide Squad’, and ‘John Wick 2′