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JOHN WICK: CHAPTER TWO - Fishburne Teases Character And Story Details
Pecuiliar pictures swirling online late last year drew enough concern and eventually some confirmation of actor Lawrence Fishburne's involvement in the now titled John Wick: Chapter Two. As to what capacity here still remains to be seen, but Fishburne himself is lending a few words to tease his involvement in Lionsgate's budding R-rated action franchise reuniting the actor with the film's star, Keanu Reeves since battling the mechanization of Earth in The Matrix Trilogy.
Collider's most recent interview picked up on the details revealing that Fishburne himself sought to a part in the sequel under helmer Chad Stahelski since watching the first film in 2014. "Yeah, Keanu and I have remained friends and we saw each other and I told him I watched the movie and loved it.", said Fishburne. "He was about to start the movie again and I was like, “Yo, man, you gotta talk to Chad and tell him that your boy Fish wants to come get down,” because I really wanted to be a part of it. They found something for me to do, and it was really cool."
The sequel will ultimately continue the world-building affair with Reeves reprising the title role. Whereas the first film saw him avenging the new life he sought after before it was destroyed by his former employer's son, reports have consistently stated the sequel would continue venturing into a key aspect of the John Wick universe surrounding the exclusive and private assassins' luxury hotel, The Continental.
Fishburne's role delves a little further that, as he so states the following: "I’m not part of the Continental world, no, but I’m a part of another world that exists inside the world of John Wick. That wasn’t something that was clear in the first movie. It’s like a part of his world that exists but you wouldn’t know about it, and it won’t really be revealed until the second movie."
Fishburne also stated that there would be very little of him involved in the action. That said, we could probably go on and on speculating but let's face it: Whatever is being planned that we don't fully know or at least have a hint of won't be made clear until the film releases on February 10, 2017, so let's we see a proper teaser and images to get things going soon.
Ian McShane, John Leguizamo, Bridget Moynahan, and Lance Reddick return to star with the new additions of Common, Ruby Rose, and Peter Stormare.
Among many of the film, TV and independent projects I've followed up on, one stood out as something worth following in its early days as I had known of the folks working on its action for its director, Charlie Dennis. Fast forward three Winters later and we were introduced to the world of gritty martial arts short, Deep Pan Fury, with UK actor Andrew Koji, whose extensive TV and film acting and stunt credits include 2007 Muay Thai flick, Fighting Beat, Justin Lin's Furious 6 and as the voice of Hien in Final Fantasy XIV: Stormblood.
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For this, it is with great pleasure to have been able to share an auspicious chat with Adam Brashaw, someone whose work thusfar in stunts, film and television have been all but impressive. He's only appeared in The Hit List a few times having done three shortfilms (two of which I have seen), and you need only to see the results for yourself apart from his exceptional work reel just above.
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Recent events may have temporarily thrown actor Jon Bernthal's push for upcoming Netflix series, The Punisher, into a bit of a quiet spell. Surely, it isn't slowing down progress on other matters of film and we can thank the current run of reviews and press online since the Tribeca premiere of Jamie M. Dagg's new movie, Sweet Virginia. A mysterious stranger sends shockwaves through a close-knit community in this nerve-jangling slice of raw suspense. In the wake of a triple murder that leaves the residents of a remote Alaskan outpost on edge, tightly wound drifter Elwood (Christopher Abbott) checks into a motel run by Sam (Jon Bernthal), a former rodeo champion whose imposing physical presence conceals a troubled soul. Bound together by their outsider status, the two men strike up an uneasy friendship—a dangerous association that will set off a new wave of violence and unleash Sam’s darkest demons. Driven by tour de force performances from Christopher Abbott and Jon Berntha…