One of the biggest surprise hits in recent memory goes to John Wick. The movie seemingly came out of nowhere to be one of the most fun action films over the past few years and had a heartfelt story to match. John Wick served as a catalyst to Keanu Reeves and generated the conversation about him being one of the best action actors in the business today. For all of these reasons and more, John Wick: Chapter 2 has been a highly anticipated movie for next year.
Unlike the marketing strategy for the first film, they are not going to make fans wait till just a few months before the release to get an idea of what the film will be about and look like. The first poster was released not too long ago, but fans have still been waiting to see actual footage. The first footage of the film has now been released, but more is set to come soon.
We Got You Covered has posted the teaser for the first trailer [above] that gives fans a first look at Reeves suiting back up as the hitman. The guns and suits are all shown in the brief footage, but this is just the beginning. The real purpose of the footage is not only to show people a glimpse of the film, but also to announce a full trailer will be arriving during New York Comic Con sometime over the next few days.
For the time being, what is known about the plot revolves around Wick traveling across the world for his latest adventure with a bigger cast for the sequel. Ruby Rose, Common, and Lawrence Fishburne are set to co-star in the film alongside Reeves and his grown dog. Even though this teaser did not give any of the action away, with the director saying it will have twice as much action, the full trailer this weekend should be full of it.
The marketing switch for John Wick: Chapter 2 makes all the sense in the world and shows confidence in the studio that they have another hit on their hands. The first film shined in a less crowded release window, and it will double down on that again. Deadpool proved this year that R-rated action films can storm the box office at the same point in the calendar. So, if the John Wick sequel is just as good as the first, this could very well be a possibility.
John Wick: Chapter Two arrives in theaters February 10, 2017.
Source: We Got This Covered