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[–]phatelectribe 2790 points2791 points  (223 children)

Is he actually going to be the main actor, or are they going to pull a Limitless, and just have him intro the rest of the cast in Ep 01?

[–]matticusovoRick and Morty 2222 points2223 points  (121 children)

"Starz announced Friday at the Television Critics Association's winter press tour that it was developing The Continental, an ongoing drama series based on the John Wick film franchise starring Keanu Reeves. Reeves, Starz execs said, is expected to make an appearance in the potential series but will not star as the project exists side by side with the feature universe."

[–]phatelectribe 880 points881 points  (91 children)


[–]matticusovoRick and Morty 420 points421 points  (87 children)

Kinda bummed but I expected it. It sounds interesting nonetheless

[–]Brokenthrowaway247 954 points955 points  (69 children)

A John Wick show would never be able to be as good as a John Wick movie though, I feel like it would just cheapen his character and make him not feel as badass. A show in the same world but not focusing on him is ideal

[–]Hayden_Hank_1994Game of Thrones 330 points331 points  (29 children)

Yup, plus they're making John wick 3

[–]SargeZT 276 points277 points  (25 children)

Also there are Doritos taco shells so the world is looking pretty fucking great right now.

[–]3-2-1_ 59 points60 points  (7 children)

What a time to be alive!

[–]DeadmanDexter 46 points47 points  (6 children)

There is an alcohol delivery service in most parts of the US. I was happy with not having polio, but goddammit science, you had to make me a happier man.

[–]bambixbambi 10 points11 points  (3 children)

Have you tried having it just to see what it's like? I feel like you're missing out on the polio fun

[–]Screamline 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Wait, what? Really?

[–]g2f1g6n1 22 points23 points  (7 children)

Diet doctor pepper tastes more like regular doctor pepper, so, there’s that

[–]SargeZT 15 points16 points  (1 child)

I'd argue it tastes more like regular Dr pepper than regular Dr pepper at this point. It's disconcerting.

[–]Joshtopher_Biggins 1 point2 points  (0 children)

That is quite the accomplishment

[–]PM-YOUR-PMS 8 points9 points  (4 children)

The commercial for Diet Dr. Pepper says it tastes just like regular Dr. Pepper. Well, then they fucked up!

[–]Rufuszombot 10 points11 points  (3 children)

They say that the recipe for Sprite is lemon and lime, but I tried to make it at home, there’s more to it than that.

[–]EnergyPanther 15 points16 points  (2 children)

Back in 2009ish I was playing this online PS3 game called MAG and there was a dude on my team who said he worked for Frito-Lay. He kept talking about how Frito-Lay was working with Taco Bell to incorporate their chips with their menu and one of the things he mentioned were nacho cheesier/cooler ranch taco shells. Everyone on the team was calling bullshit but we all agreed how amazing that would be.

About a year later the Bell introduced the Dorito shells.

I just wanted to brag about that real quick.

[–]r0kuz 3 points4 points  (0 children)

We see through your disguise... Taco Bell!

[–]Rikuddo 4 points5 points  (0 children)

I feel it would've been way better if they did this after finishing the movie saga.

[–]n4ggs 2 points3 points  (0 children)

He's gonna kill them all.

[–]yugeisenberg 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Then this is pointless then

[–]thebearsandthebees 26 points27 points  (0 children)

I don't know, Banshee is one of my all time favorite things to watch. If they can attach some of the same talent that made that show, I believe they could make an amazing series

[–]Federico216 9 points10 points  (4 children)

If they could get Lance Reddick as recurring character that'd be awesome. Maybe occasional visit from Ian McShane.

[–]pmv73 3 points4 points  (3 children)

Both actors have worked on Starz shows, Reddick Spartacus, and Mcshane on American Gods, so there’s definitely a possibility... plus I believe the show revolves around the continental hotel chain.

EDIT: not Lance Reddick on Spartacus, it was Peter Mensah, both terrific character actors tho

[–]monkeybrain3 9 points10 points  (1 child)

I was actually hoping for that instead of Reeves. Have another hitman in the universe showing off other parts of the places and things. Hell lets figure out what if any the concierge guy has to do and if he's a badass or not. Then for the series finale they could tie it into Wick 3 where they get the message that Wick is now a target.

[–]kcMasterpiece 8 points9 points  (0 children)

I miss anthology series. I would love to be able to tell several smaller stories. That way you don't have to build a story any bigger than it needs to be. Some stories might be one episode, some might be 3, maybe they could fit 2 or 3 short stories in one episode.

I'm looking for more stories in this world because I am interested in the world, not necessarily the stories they are telling, but the world they are building.

[–]yolotheunwisewolf 20 points21 points  (8 children)

If anything, credit the incredible world-building that the creators have done to make an entire subculture that has maybe hundreds of stories and characters available to talk about, not from a pre-existing novel or concept that was adapted. It was all built for that movie.

Basically it's the Harry Potter world except hardcore assassins instead of Wizards.

[–][deleted] 15 points16 points  (7 children)

What's great about the John Wick universe is that it's super bare-bones and doesn't bog itself down with the questions of how or why.

Like, "why pay a whole gold coin for a drink at the bar?" or "How do the cops not get involved in this open world shooter which they've conceived?"

They really do it well by never bringing in any outsiders to the film. The closest thing to an outsider in John Wick 1 is the kid who kills his dog, and his father needs to explain who Wick is. The majority of the barely fleshed out world (for the film at least) is inferred entirely by the viewer. We all just kind of shrug because of a mild use of "rule of cool." We suspend disbelief in this world because, well, Wick is Baba Yaga. And he's about to unleash some damn near supernatural whoop ass on people who killed his doggo.

So world-building? Not really. It's a simple "what if?"

[–]Daksexual 2 points3 points  (2 children)

I figured the drinks at the bar for a super elite secret society place would all be extremely expensive. Like those thousand dollar shots they have.

Either that or that scene was them overpaying due to the fact that they just broke the rules and faugh in the building and they were making amens.

[–]rW0HgFyxoJhYka 1 point2 points  (0 children)

You say that but I think a John Wick show after the 3rd movie, can make sense if John Wick doesn't end up dismantling the continental or something strange like that.

Just look at how they've made shows out of so many other things.

[–]imariaprime 69 points70 points  (14 children)

The world is big enough to function without focusing entirely on John Wick himself, so I'm okay with it in this case.

[–]dayoldhansolo 79 points80 points  (9 children)

It’d be really cool if it focused on some characters in the universe for then all of the sudden John wick comes in and kills them all. He’s just a boogeyman and doesn’t have any meaningful or plot forwarding lines. Just comes in like a badass for one episode to hunt down the main cast.

[–]Funky_Ducky 8 points9 points  (2 children)

I'll always be happy to have more Lance Reddick in the world.

[–]arandomusertoo 3 points4 points  (3 children)

I actually kinda think that's how they'll use his character in the show... like a deus ex machina that pops in and out as needed.

I also think it would be cool if they basically plotted out a story line for him even if they didn't show him all the time... ie the main characters of the show would read a report about how he did something that was tangentially related, then later see him from a distance doing something related to that....

The tv show's main storyline could be somewhat parallel with crossovers randomly.

As long as they don't really pull a limitless, where hes basically ONLY in the first ep, I think it will be good.

[–]Tumble85 3 points4 points  (2 children)

Don't forget a couple of people almost kill Wick in the movies. The only reason Wick got away in the first movie is because Marcus sniped a few people before Kirill could finish killing John, and in the second movie Common's character managed to beat the hell out of him.

So yea, the universe could easily have more assassins that are on the same level as Wick. Wick is only legendary because he's completed some insanely difficult hits, the universe makes it pretty clear that Wick isn't invulnerable, and that he sometimes only scrapes by the skin of his teeth.

Wick is mortal as hell, he needs body armor just like everybody else.

[–]Dr_Jre 7 points8 points  (3 children)

Maybe it's a show about John wicks past and he just introes it before it goes to a past version of himself (played by someone else)

[–]CharlieHume 1 point2 points  (0 children)

It's actually just a remake of Wonder Years with Keanu narrating!

[–]John_YJKR 2 points3 points  (0 children)

I think this is actually ideal. The universe they built is pretty interesting. Let John wicks story be gold in the films then we can't explore their universe through other characters.

[–][deleted] 9 points10 points  (1 child)

I can love that that if they have Ian McShane. They should make it part anthology series in that universe where each week a tired and beaten person flops down in the chair next to McShane and unloads this story and then at the end you realise weather they're a quasi friend just unloading, someone asking for a favour or someone trying to explain to McShane so he doesn't kill them. Every so often the stories come together and there is an attack on the hotel or something and you realise how badass the staff really are. Hell I'd watch a show about the cleaning staff alone, part anti-CSI part MrWolf.

Edit: The difference between John Wick and Limitless is while they both focus on the main character but John Wick hints at a whole world with fascinating character and it's own interesting codes of honour that I think the viewer wants to see fleshed out. John Wick movies should be focused on John, essentially they are just him dealing with one problem and moving to the next and so you only see that world as much as he has to deal with it to solve his problems. You're never going to spend a day with the gunsmith or the tailor because John has shit to do so a spin off series is kind of perfect.

[–]Cadrid 52 points53 points  (11 children)

Which is a perfect way to go about it.

I think having Keanu as the main character would be a waste of the chance to grow the "John Wick universe" (for lack of a better name). Considering this is going to be on a premium cable channel, I have high hopes for the proper funding to do the concept justice. I'm intrigued to see what the life of an assassin on the lower rungs of the ladder are like, rather than the creme de la creme making everything look luxurious and nigh effortless.

[–]badger81987 10 points11 points  (5 children)

Starz doesn't fuck around when it comes to budget.

[–]PrussianBlue2 4 points5 points  (4 children)

They made American Gods right? That was pretty good.

[–]badger81987 8 points9 points  (3 children)

Yep, Also Black Sails, Outlander and a few other big budget dramas.

[–]sinister_exaggerator 13 points14 points  (0 children)

And Spartacus. Starz has some pretty great action dramas.

[–]Dawknight 8 points9 points  (0 children)

You forgot the best one: Ash VS Evil dead.

[–]misstonk 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Yes. I am feeling excitement for this new entertainment product.

[–]Afalstein 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Side by side... so is it going to be random assassins from the Continental, or some unaffiliated group that John just bumps into or... what?

It could be a really compelling way of fleshing out the world--if done right.

[–]WashableCobra 317 points318 points  (44 children)

Its not really a John Wick tv show, but a Contintental one, focusing in the hitmen coming in and out of the hotel

[–]IMovedYourCheese 59 points60 points  (22 children)

More Adrienne Palacki please!

[–]ApolloTheDarkHorse 27 points28 points  (14 children)

Yeah i don't want them to ruin the masterpieces that are the first two movies by pumping out a mediocre tv show. Keanu probably would hopefully stop that though.

[–][deleted] 18 points19 points  (9 children)

They're pretty good action flicks.

But masterpieces? Come on.

[–]rolledrick 5 points6 points  (1 child)

Years ago I said "imagine if they made an action movie, but it's all action after 10 mins setting up the plot." People said it couldn't be done, or at least it wouldn't work. Then John Wick came out.

[–]EmmBeeOhh 3 points4 points  (0 children)

And The Raid came out before JW

[–]Darcsen 2 points3 points  (2 children)

And if a station can do gratuitous action and violence, it's Starz, though I don't think I've liked anything from them more than I liked Spartacus.

[–]janus10 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I really enjoyed the background scenes in JW2 when Wick had to be kitted out with suits, architectural plans and weapons. Plus they had a brief scene with the Goldsmith and a new batch of coins.

With The Continental, they could have a solid base for characters and then new ones popping in and out with cameos of stars if they choose.

Too bad James Spader is already busy. I could see him managing the hotel.

[–]Maninhartsford 221 points222 points  (12 children)

I have no idea why or how much he was paid, but Bradley Cooper was actually in like 4 or 5 episodes of that show.

Edit: I know he was a producer. LOTS of lead actors produce tv shows based on movies they were in without making more than a 2 minute pilot cameo

[–]genchris 42 points43 points  (1 child)

Well he was a producer (maybe even an EP?) too so I think he was pretty invested in the continuing plot of the show/movie.

[–]ShadeofIcarus 12 points13 points  (0 children)

Which makes it suck more the show got cancelled.

I had a lot of fun with it, wish it got a 2nd season.

[–]muhash14 55 points56 points  (11 children)

Honestly I could live with that if it were the case. I fucking loved the Limitless show. Mostly because the lead actor was really good, and I got to watch Jennifer Carpenter try not to swear.

[–]Iluminous 10 points11 points  (1 child)

I was hoping for more seasons. Sad they pulled a “Firefly” with it.

[–]faultydesign 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Wasn't really a firefly, was it.

To be a proper Firefly the episodes would have to be released in a nonsensical order.

But don't get me wrong, I loved Limitless and bummed that it's gone too, I'm just madder at how Firefly got handled by Fox.

[–]CharlieHume 1 point2 points  (8 children)

Seriously, why is that guy not in more stuff? He was so good.

[–]reverendj1 18 points19 points  (0 children)

Did you happen to read the article? This is the third sentence:

Reeves, Starz execs said, is expected to make an appearance in the potential series but will not star as the project exists side by side with the feature universe.

[–]KerrinGreally 13 points14 points  (1 child)

Limitless was a good show.

[–]jason2306 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Well edward nora did return later on in the show. Also fuck the people who decided to cancel the show :/ one bad episode aside this was a cool show.

[–]raze464 664 points665 points  (37 children)

Before you all get excited, the show is about The Continental Hotel. Keanu is only an executive producer.


EDIT: I'm excited as well, but the title makes it sound like Keanu will appear be the main character. I guess I should've worded it a bit better.

[–]RahdahdahPsych 276 points277 points  (21 children)

Still excited. Lots of cool shit they could do with The Continental.

[–]I_Love_English 95 points96 points  (17 children)

They could easily introduce another bad ass character. Keanu could be mentioned as a sort of legend of the place. There's a ton of potential here.

[–]RahdahdahPsych 75 points76 points  (14 children)

Exactly. Fingers crossed for Ian McShane.

[–]airchinapilot 48 points49 points  (4 children)

I always want a little Lance Reddick

[–]funktion 13 points14 points  (2 children)

I've said this before, but a series starring Lance Reddick and Ian McShane dealing with the various crazy assassins and the politics of the underworld would be fucking amazing if done right.

[–]Ghostdog1066 5 points6 points  (1 child)

Like a revamped Fawlty Towers of the assassin world? I'd watch that.

[–]walkingtheriver 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Hopefully he'll have a large role! Lester Freamon Clarke Peters also needs to be on this show

[–]grub-worm 9 points10 points  (5 children)

He's already in another Starz series, that might help

[–]SirJorahTheExplorer 15 points16 points  (4 children)

So far he is, I'm not holding onto hope for a new season of American Gods with everything that's going on.

[–]Lump_Bump 2 points3 points  (2 children)

What do you mean?

[–]Skadoosh_it 6 points7 points  (1 child)

Brian Fuller quit over creative and budget reasons

[–]jason2306 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Nooo :/

[–]Conjwa 6 points7 points  (2 children)

Yup. I'll get a lot more excited if Odin and/or Lieutenant Daniels get attached to this.

[–]RahdahdahPsych 2 points3 points  (0 children)

For sure. The two main reasons that got me excited about the Hellboy reboot were that it would be more faithful to the comics and Ian McShane as Trevor Bruttenholm.

I will watch anything that man is in.

[–]dsmx 6 points7 points  (1 child)

could make agent 47 a myth in that place.

[–]PaulieWalnutsAllDay 4 points5 points  (1 child)

As long as I don’t see the same food being eaten twice then I’m all in!

[–]StRyder91 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Would you like a dinner reservation, sir?

[–]Maninhartsford 28 points29 points  (0 children)

I dunno, that makes me more excited. Makes a lot more sense for a TV show than John Wick just continuing to be begrudgingly brought out of retirement

[–]alexp8771 11 points12 points  (0 children)

Well John Wick has about the coolest universe in the world so I'm sure they could do all kinds of great things with it. I'm fine if Keanu is not in it much.

[–]RatedR2OIt's Always Sunny in Philadelphia 2 points3 points  (1 child)

As long as Ian McShane is in the show, I have no doubt it'll be great!

[–]Dizagaox 4 points5 points  (0 children)

He will appear, but only as a guest star.

[–]a_provo_yakker 5 points6 points  (1 child)

Ah. Just yesterday I commented about how I've seen 2-3 Keanu pics on the front page this entire week, and wondered what movie was about to debut that I hadn't heard of. But it was a TV show all along. Interesting.

[–]notacute 2 points3 points  (1 child)

The article says he could make an appearance.

[–][deleted] 429 points430 points  (59 children)

Great. Starz is usually an underrated network. Hope they give it a solid budget; It's a good concept.

[–]reddv06 254 points255 points  (53 children)

After Black Sails, I trust them completely.

[–]muhash14 154 points155 points  (28 children)

Honestly, even Spartacus had a good amount of substance under all the blood and tits.

[–]reddv06 63 points64 points  (3 children)

Spartacus and Black Sails are two of my favorite shows. I couldn't tell you how many times they had me in awe.

[–]The_Original_Gronkie 15 points16 points  (2 children)

Pillars of Earth and World Without End were also great.

[–]complex_reduction 25 points26 points  (0 children)

I would argue Spartacus had a lot more substance than it did tits, which is saying something.

[–]landspeed 6 points7 points  (5 children)

...and dicks

[–]cmdrNacho 21 points22 points  (3 children)

Jupiter's COCK

[–]muhash14 22 points23 points  (0 children)

Once more the gods part cheek and plant cock in fucking arse

[–]KirksNipple 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Squat and produce!

[–]UrynSM 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I remember watching Spartacus with my younger brother and a week later he was yelling "BY JUPITER'S COCK!"

[–]PM_ME_UR_THONG_N_ASS 4 points5 points  (0 children)

My cock is magic!

[–]monkeybrain3 6 points7 points  (0 children)

HEY You'll enjoy those blood and tits and you'll like it! I thought the first 4 episodes were great of the show. When he started getting overpowered it kinda went ehh for me but I still enjoyed it. I really enjoyed my main man Crix though. Rip Andy.

[–]The_Celtic_Chemist 12 points13 points  (0 children)

Also a good amount of blood and tits, if that's your thing.

[–]Drutarg 2 points3 points  (1 child)

Spartacus is my favorite show of all time. The tits were just a bonus.

[–]IamSarasctic 2 points3 points  (0 children)

They have the best tits.

[–]shall_2 2 points3 points  (1 child)

The dialog in Spartacus was so over the top hilarious.

My favorite line from the show : "right when things seem to be going according to plan, the gods shove cock in ass!"

... Or something like that..

[–]muhash14 2 points3 points  (0 children)


This show was amazing

[–]teufelshunde4 33 points34 points  (8 children)

Check out American Gods it was awesome

[–]NeoKorean 8 points9 points  (4 children)

Yeah they got some good shows. Outlander is another solid one that there doing a really fantastic job on tbh.

[–]s3mj0n 18 points19 points  (3 children)

Isn't Ash vs Evil Dead also from Starz? Great show.

[–]Platypus-ManMy Little Pony 2 points3 points  (2 children)

It is. And season 3 starts February 25th.

[–][deleted] 6 points7 points  (1 child)

Great show. LJS had awesome character dev.

[–]reddv06 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Very true!

[–]TheIronLord1 2 points3 points  (0 children)

They also made Power, brilliant show too

[–]cabose7 28 points29 points  (0 children)

they ponied up for 3 seasons of Ash vs Evil Dead

[–]urgasmic 9 points10 points  (0 children)

I love outlander

[–]n7-Jutsu 9 points10 points  (0 children)

Spartacus was one of my favorite shows.

[–]martianoverture 6 points7 points  (0 children)

American Gods too

[–]emilyguyChuck 233 points234 points  (14 children)

“The Continental promises to include the thunderous fight sequences and intensely staged shootouts between professional assassins and their targets that fans have come to expect in the John Wick movie franchise as well as introducing some new, darkly compelling characters who inhabit this underground world.”
Best news ever

[–]ummhumm 82 points83 points  (11 children)

They can just so easily go into some Steven Seagal territory with this. It's so easy to miss all the things Wick movies did right (especially the first one) and go to the usual shitfest that the more action and gun oriented shows are.

I don't mind, or really care, that Reeves isn't in it, but the writing and directing most of all, needs to be sharp enough and the fights need to be... well smart enough. Wick was a simple premise, a simple plot, but it was done in such a razor sharp way.

[–]PanamaMoe 75 points76 points  (5 children)

My hope is they don't try to recreate Keanu's gunfu style with every agent. I want to see agents use different fighting styles and have different specialties.

[–]cmdrNacho 20 points21 points  (4 children)

agree assassin's should definitely have different styles.

[–]KRIEGLERR 10 points11 points  (2 children)

I loved that Palicki's character used a different technique than Wick.
and tbh Palicki as an assassin who can hold her own against Wick was totally believable to see.

[–]the95th 4 points5 points  (1 child)

Palicki May star if it takes place before movie 1

[–]dawgz525 17 points18 points  (2 children)

Reeves is Executive producing, I trust he can instill the focused realism of the films into the TV series

[–]ummhumm 5 points6 points  (1 child)

There's so many executive producers though, who make fine movies on their own, but the movies where they're just exec producers are... well not that good at all (i know this was tv series, but just saying).

I truely wish that Reeves cares enough about this new coming of his with Wick, so that he also enforcers some amount of quality into the tv series, but... it often just doesn't go like that.

[–]dawgz525 2 points3 points  (0 children)

I agree just the fact that he's an EP doesn't mean anything, but Reeves really seemed to focus on the gunplay and stuff in Wick. He wanted it to look great because he knows it ties the film together. It seems like he's passionate about this series and he seems like the kind of guy who would want that same focus on the TV show that his name is attached to.

[–]KnowMatter 10 points11 points  (0 children)

That’s exciting, the world building is what set apart John Wick for me. I came for “Keanu Reeves shoots people for 90-minutes, the movie” but ended up getting so much more than that.

[–]TheCurtain512 47 points48 points  (10 children)

You can make a very good action show on limited budgets. Look at Banshee on Cinemax. Go watch Banshee S3, it includes:

  • A highway shootout with machine guns and bows and arrows of Marines vs. Native American gang members.

  • A totally CRAZY hand to hand fight between Odette Annabelle's character and Matthew Rauch.

  • An episode taking place in the back of a moving semi-truck dressed up as an office.

  • An Assault on Precinct 13 style siege/showdown between cops and the Native American gang.

  • A 20 minute long gopro filmed sequence of robbing a military base complete with a fight scene between four different characters POV in their cameras.

  • An over the top shootout climax to cap off the season at a military base.

You should all go watch Banshee, not just because it shows what you can accomplish on a limited budget (it rarely looks dated or B movie-ish in its action execution), but because Banshee is fuckin awesome.

[–]jakelig 12 points13 points  (3 children)

My Dad constantly tells me to watch Banshee, says it's "the best show nobody knows about." Might have to sometime soon.

[–]K_O_T_Z 7 points8 points  (0 children)

Banshee is one of the few shows I can repeatedly watch. Such a great show.

[–]KRIEGLERR 3 points4 points  (1 child)

A totally CRAZY hand to hand fight between Odette Annabelle's character and Matthew Rauch.

Is this that scene where they fight around and inside a car ? I have yet to watch the last season but fuck the first 3 seasons where good.
Some of the best fightscenes I've seen on TV. Hood against the Albino and the Boxer where just fucking brutal.

[–]Ectogasmm 15 points16 points  (2 children)

Yknow it just occoured to me this is the same guy that plays Neo in the Martix.... Huh.

[–]IndyMan2012 40 points41 points  (1 child)

What's it like waking up from a coma after 15 years? lol

[–]Ectogasmm 8 points9 points  (0 children)

I feel with all this attention he's getting and me not knowing for awhile that he was in one of my favorite movies, it makes me kinda sad not finding out sooner lol

[–]stabbybit 112 points113 points  (17 children)

It still amazes me that a film about a guy shooting dozens of people in the head because somebody killed his puppy is this kind of pop-culture phenomenon.

[–]razorhaze 100 points101 points  (6 children)

It's because of that straightforward and understandable simplicity that makes it a good action movie. For example Atomic blonde tried to have a much more complex espionage story and it degraded the good parts of the film.

[–]K_O_T_Z 11 points12 points  (3 children)

But Bond movies also have complex espionage stories, as do other films. I think Atomic Blonde failed due to marketing. They tried to make it the female John Wick/Jason Bourne, but all it was was Charlize Theron smoking for half a movie and one cool sequence in a stairwell. Coupled with bad acting from the other actress in it.

[–]throwaway21343232242 34 points35 points  (1 child)

they stole his car, too

[–]BlasterShow 17 points18 points  (0 children)


[–]PanamaMoe 46 points47 points  (5 children)

It is what isn't told to you that is so compelling about it. Sure if you look at the surface it is about his puppy, but if you watch the movie you understand that it is so much more than that. That puppy was the last strand holding him to his new found morality and life, the last thing given to him by his now dead wife who meant enough to him that he took on an impossible task that immortalized him as the man you call when you need to kill the boogyman. A simple gift to us but to him it was his wife's last wish, that he stay on the right side of things and keep away from his void like past. It may have just seemed like a puppy, but in reality it was the only thing left in the world that he loved, the only friend he had left. And just like that his light was snuffed out, everything he had taken away in a matter of a month.

That is what makes it such an excellent movie, because so much is said with something so simple.

[–]EmmBeeOhh 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Don't forget the incredible possibilities with the lore of the universe. The continental is such a simple but effective way of opening up a huge cinematic universe with assassins and different stories from around the world because the continental is an international organisation, as seen in JW 2

[–]s3mj0n 15 points16 points  (0 children)

Because after years of bad action movies like Taken with awful cinematography, shaky cam, actors who can't fight or jump a fence in one take, John Wick was finally a action movie with great hand to hand combat, good cinematography, high body count and an actor who actually can fight. Just like action/thriller classics like Hard Boiled, Old Boy (2003), Die Hard or The Raid

[–]Reapr 2 points3 points  (0 children)

I think it's because the movie came out just at the right time using realistc fighting and gun control - today's audiences are tired of the fake shit. Because of this, the premise didn't really matter.

[–]R_Kely_P_N_on_U 32 points33 points  (2 children)

Keanu Reeves is a National Treasure

[–]Scotty415 20 points21 points  (2 children)

I'd love to see this as an anthology series where each season focuses on a different assassin in the John Wick universe, with Lance Reddick and Ian McShane being regular supporting characters in each season.

[–]victorfiction 9 points10 points  (0 children)


[–]IndyMan2012 6 points7 points  (0 children)

Either a different assassin, or a different Continental, with new and old characters wandering in and out for jobs.

[–]mysticsavage 9 points10 points  (0 children)

The Impossible Task: The Series

[–]NeilPoonHandlerTwin Peaks[S] 29 points30 points  (0 children)

Yeah, I’m thinking he’s back.

[–]GerzyCZ 8 points9 points  (0 children)

Holy shit I'm hyped, I know it's not only about John Wick, but The Continental is really cool and mysterious concept.

And if the fight scenes will be as good as in the movies? Damn.

[–]NotTheGuyFromWork 6 points7 points  (0 children)

And now I'm suspicious of all the Keanu posts that have been on the front page.

[–]StevenS145 4 points5 points  (1 child)

I definitely am interested in this, even if he isn't the lead, the John Wick Universe has so much potential to be explored. I definitely will be tuning in.

[–]butthe4dMr. Robot 5 points6 points  (3 children)

Hm I dont know about this. I feel they will ruin this franchise like they did with taken.

[–]Flagg420 11 points12 points  (4 children)

After John Wick 2, what's the point?

Literally every person in the city is an assassin...

Or has been Wick'd...

[–]yehakhrot 6 points7 points  (0 children)

No, just the folks following him, yes everyone in a scene seems like an assassin,but that's because every assassin is following John wick. Also don't think about it that much.

[–]dawgz525 2 points3 points  (0 children)

The Continental was my favorite part of the second film. I'm very excited about this show!

[–]Gyarydos 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Waiting for the John Wick the Game, where you can make your own assassin and John Wick kills you

[–]AKAkorm 5 points6 points  (0 children)

I know some people think this will be silly, but think about the tremendous supporting cast that John Wick had at the Continental (either as employees or hotel guests) in the first movie, almost exclusively comprised of TV actors. Ian McShane, Lance Reddick, Adrienne Palacki, Clarke Peters, Bridget Regan.

This could be real good if they can keep a few of those guys, have Keanu show up for brief cameos, and cast a few more good names.

[–]FirstTier 2 points3 points  (5 children)

Please, just don't be a prequel.

[–]speelmydrink 2 points3 points  (4 children)

Considering Vigo's actor is dead, and is kinda really important for the mythos, I don't think it will be.

[–]napkin41 2 points3 points  (2 children)

I was supposed to get a Dredd TV series. If that's still happening I hope this does too.

[–]IndyMan2012 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Was Karl Urban ever attached to the Dredd series? I really really liked his take on the character.

[–]JYoungCreations 2 points3 points  (2 children)

Hopefully this will give me my fix of Ian McShane now that American Gods season 2 production is going off the rails.

[–]torgian 2 points3 points  (1 child)

Nope. I like John Wick a lot, but this sounds like a dumb move

[–]AJ7861 2 points3 points  (1 child)

The problem is, unless they find someone like Keanu it's going to be trash. John Wick is good because of how it's shot, it's distance and long shots that are only allowed to happen because Keanu can actually do what he portrays.

Get ready for flashy cuts and quick takes.

[–]fission035 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Now I see why I've been seeing all those Keanu Reeves posts all over reddit lately.

[–]formerfatboys 4 points5 points  (0 children)

They better get a plot.

The sequel suffered greatly from there being basically no reason for anyone's behavior.

[–]chaoticmessiah 1 point2 points  (3 children)

Still haven't seen the second one yet but I loved the first.

[–]IndyMan2012 3 points4 points  (0 children)

The second one has a somewhat different feel to it, but it's every bit as good as the first in my book.

[–]newgamepluscreations 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I am excited for everything about the universe John Wick is apart of. Even if Keanu isn't going to be in there, I'll watch for the cool world.

[–]heingericke_ 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I could be wrong, but didn't wittertainee Simon Golding come up with the idea/first mention a TV spin off called The Continental?

This is a listeners email from Golding on Kermode and Mayo's film review.

This is Simon Mayo interviewing Reeves.

Email is read out at 11.00 minutes exactly.

[–]Beckels84 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Cool! I like the continental.

[–]drhinkle357 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Well at this point he's gonna have to own a car dealership and breed puppies.

[–]Retiredmagician 1 point2 points  (0 children)

This is so cool. The universe was such a cool part of the Wick films, it made it really stand out from other similar action films (among other things of course, but none have unique worldbuilding like this)

[–]jacksonst 1 point2 points  (0 children)

What’s he attached with

[–]jamasha 1 point2 points  (0 children)

We need more Keanu on TV!

[–]ZachasA 1 point2 points  (0 children)

John Wick is only good because of Keanu, I can’t imagine it being that good without him but I’ll give it a go

[–]I_for_I 1 point2 points  (0 children)

After the 3rd movie no more wick for me.

[–]FlyByTim 1 point2 points  (1 child)

Keanu as the star in a John Wick series? Yes.

Keanu as a side character, or one off appearance in a John Wick Series? No.

[–]GutsTheSwordsman 1 point2 points  (0 children)

They just gotta keep this show to the same standard as the movie.

No shaky cam scenes, give the actors the same time (maybe more) that Keanu had to be able to perform in front of the camera as a trained assassin.

Really interested in this and will be lookin for updates.

[–]zxasazx 1 point2 points  (0 children)

They're going to need a lot of pencils