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NYCC: John Wick Is Hollywood’s Most Exciting New Franchise

New York Comic Con may be over for another year but it did leave us with an abundance of exciting movies to look forward to, including the hotly anticipated sequel to John Wick.

Easily the hottest ticket in town last weekend, Keanu Reeves took to the stage at the sold out Q&A to present fans and press with the first official trailer for John Wick 2 – and it didn’t disappoint.

But why does this blossoming new franchise have Hollywood buzzing with excitement? Simple really… it’s not a remake or reboot.

John Wick, which hit cinemas in 2014 to huge critical acclaim, is the brainchild of renowned stunt coordinator Chad Stahelski, who broke into the world of directing with this neo-noir masterpiece. The martial-arts expert has worked on an incredible array of Hollywood blockbusters, including the Matrix trilogy, where he worked closely with Keanu Reeves – even playing the actor’s stunt double.

So when it comes to action, Stahelski knows his stuff, and it certainly showed considering the incredible critical praise for a film that almost appeared from nowhere.

Let’s be honest, how can you not love a film that consists of Keanu Reeves, playing a hitman, hell-bent on killing every low life involved in leaving him for dead during a robbery and murdering of his young dog, who just happens to be his only friend and companion.

Reeves has almost seen a resurgence in his career thanks to John Wick, propelling the Matrix star back to the top of the Hollywood pile – and with the latest installment in the franchise set to clean up at the box office, it looks like we’ll be seeing a lot more of John Wick in the foreseeable future.

No complaints from us! Check out the explosive trailer here »

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