Like many of you, John Wick kicked my ass when it was released in 2014. I went into John Wick: Chapter 2 expecting to be amazed with the fight scenes (which I was), but I has not anticipated that I would walk out of the theater talking about the worldbuilding of this new film. John Wick 3 is already in development, and I’m very excited to see more chapters in this world.
Lets take a look at what may await us in John Wick: Chapter 3, pieced together from interview comments from director Chad Stahelski, screenwriter Derek Kolstad, actor Keanu Reeves, and more.
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Posted on Tuesday, January 31st, 2017 by Jacob Hall
Yesterday, Ben Affleck stepped down from directing The Batman. One day, someone is going to write a book explaining exactly what was going on behind-the-scenes at Warner Bros. that led to this revolving door of filmmakers on all of their projects. We’ll surely know someday. But not today.
So today is a day of speculation. As Matt Reeves and Mat Ross emerge as apparent frontrunners, it’s time to do that thing where we make a list of people who should direct the next Batman movie. Some of these names are totally plausible. Some are wishful thinking. Others are here just because the thought of them directing a big-budget superhero movie makes me giggle uncontrollably. Most of all, this an excuse for us to just goof off and daydream while Warner Bros. figures everything out.
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The Deadpool sequel is going to be bigger than its predecessor, but not too much bigger. Star Ryan Reynolds and screenwriters Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick have stressed the importance of not forgetting what makes the first movie work — character. Thinking about Deadpool, the set pieces aren’t what immediately come to mind; it’s the foul-mouth, flawed hero and the small group of people he surrounds himself with. It’s a superhero movie with plenty of interior scenes and only a handful of main characters. With the sequel, Deadpool is going to have to make a little more room for “a lot of characters.”
Below, learn more about the Deadpool sequel, Cable, and Reese and Wernick’s thoughts on an X-Men crossover.
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Fans became a little concerned about the future of Deadpool 2 when director Tim Miller, an integral part of the success of the first movie, departed the sequel following creative differences with star and producer Ryan Reynolds. But now John Wick director David Leitch has been brought on board, and hopefully we’ll get a sequel that satisfies everyone who loved the first, raunchy, fourth-wall breaking, comic book romp.
With Ryan Reynolds recently being named Entertainment Weekly’s Entertainer of the Year, the actor sat down with the magazine to discuss the sequel, his excitement for the new director, and a resistance to making the follow-up bigger than the first. Ryan Reynolds talks Deadpool 2 after the jump. Read More »
UPDATE: THR reports that Leitch has closed his deal to direct Deadpool 2. Original story from 10/29/16 follows.
John Wick director David Leitch is the frontrunner to direct Deadpool 2, which last week lost director Deadpool director Tim Miller over creative differences. with Ryan Reynolds. Hit the jump for more info on the Deadpool 2 director frontrunner.
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Keanu Reeves is about to put on a sharp suit once again for the sequel to 2014 the sleeper success John Wick, in which Reeves played a back-from-retirement assassin on a mission of personal vengeance.
Chad Stahelski is back to direct and presumably oversee the film’s action scenes — a big part of the popularity of John Wick in the first place was the great action and stunt work put together by Leitch and Stahelski, who spent much of their career in the stunt realm.
[Update: While we originally reported that David Leitch would co-direct with Stahelski, following the way in which the two made the first film, Collider now reports that Stahelski will direct John Wick 2 solo. Leitch will be credited as an exec producer.]
Now it looks like the John Wick 2 shoot date is set for this fall, as announced by production company Thunder Road. Read More »
Posted on Monday, May 11th, 2015 by Angie Han
It seems everyone wants a piece of David Leitch and Chad Stahelski these days. Ever since the success of John Wick, the directing duo has seen their to-do list balloon to include such high-profile projects as Bloodshot and John Wick 2. Now here’s one more to add to the pile: The Coldest City, a spy thriller to star Charlize Theron.
Get all the details on Leitch and Stahelski’s new Charlize Theron Coldest City project after the jump. Read More »
He’s thinking he’s back (again)! Keanu Reeves will reload as vengeful former assassin John Wick in John Wick 2, and, even better, he won’t be working under the direction of a new filmmaker. The original creative team of David Leitch and Chad Stahelski are also back, with screenwriter Derek Kolstad set to return to script. Read More »
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We recently heard that Valiant Entertainment scored millions to turn Valiant comic book series like Bloodshot, Harbinger and Archer & Armstrong into film franchises. Now Valiant has announced a five-picture deal with Sony Pictures, which will bring two series, Bloodshot and Harbinger, to theaters starting in 2017.
Eric Heisserer (The Thing, Story of Your Life) is working on scripts for both, and the Bloodshot movie director — sorry, directors — will be David Leitch and Chad Stahelski, who made John Wick. Read More »
There are many DC superhero movies coming in the next few years, but not that many directors attached. Zack Snyder will do the Justice League films, David Ayer is doing Suicide Squad and Michelle MacLaren is directing Wonder Woman. Beyond that, the rumors have started to swirl. Apparently Phil Lord and Chris Miller are on a wish list to do The Flash. Now word has leaked that Chad Stahelski and David Leitch, the stunt coordinators-turned-directors who made John Wick, are also being sought to direct a DC film. Read More »