John Wick: Chapter 2 is a 2017 American neo-noir action thriller film directed by Chad Stahelski and written by Derek Kolstad. It is the second installment in the John Wick film series, following John Wick (2014). It stars Keanu Reeves, Common, Laurence Fishburne, Riccardo Scamarcio, Ruby Rose, John Leguizamo, and Ian McShane, marking the first collaboration between Reeves and Fishburne since appearing together in The Matrix trilogy. The plot follows hitman John Wick (Reeves), who goes on the run after a bounty is placed on him.
Principal photography began on October 26, 2015, in New York City. The film premiered in Los Angeles on January 30, 2017, and was theatrically released in the United States on February 10, 2017. The film was met with positive reviews from critics, attaining praise for the action sequences, direction, editing, visual style, pacing and the performances of the cast, especially Keanu Reeves as John Wick. The film grossed $171.5 million worldwide, over four times its $40 million budget and nearly twice the $88 million gross of the original film.
A sequel, titled John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum, is set to be released on May 17, 2019.