John Wick

‘John Wick’ to expand to TV with prequel series ‘The Continental’

Wherever John Wick goes, things explode. That includes the box office. In fact, John Wick: Chapter 2 did so much damage in theaters that Lionsgate is now looking to expand the IP beyond the flaming hot film franchise starring Keanu Reeves.

Recently, IndieWire learned that co-creator Chad Stahelski, along with screenwriting cohort David Kolstad, will be bringing John Wick to television, or at least the world of John Wick. Under the name The Continental, the series will explore the fascinating, mythological world of assassins and the various franchises of the titular hotel found all around the globe.

It’s also being reported that the series will serve as a prequel to the original John Wick film. Stahelski has also stated that there are plans for Wick himself to make an appearance on the show but clarified that the show will not center around him.

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A writer for the show has not been announced nor are there currently any scheduled production or premiere dates.

What do you all think of a John Wick TV series centered around the Continental? Are you like us and completely stoked about this news? Or could you care less? Let us know in the comments below!

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John Wick: Chapter 2– Steelbook Unboxing

John Wick: Chapter 2 is as much fun as the original and one of our favorite movies of the year so far! Thankfully, as is the case with the first film, Best Buy has delivered a sleek, new Steelbook! Check it out in our short unboxing video!

What do you all think of this steelbook and/or the John Wick franchise so far? Hit us up in the comments below with your thoughts!

John Wick– Steelbook Unboxing

The Badass Assassin is back with an all-new Steelbook exclusively from Best Buy! Check out our unboxing for the original John Wick!

Josh Brolin is Cable in ‘Deadpool 2’

It’s a done deal! According to The Hollywood Reporter, Josh Brolin has landed the role of the time-traveling, bionic Cable in four upcoming mutant movies by Fox, including the first Deadpool sequel. This, of course, to the chagrin of fans such as myself who were still holding out for Keira Knightley. Maybe in another life, perhaps.

The casting makes perfect timing for Brolin, who is (supposedly) set to finish his run as Thanos, the ultimate baddie in Marvel and Disney’s cinematic superhero universe, with Avengers: Infinity War parts one and two, which are currently in production.

Recently, Michael Shannon was announced as the frontrunner to play Cable. Fox also had discussions going with Stranger Things star David Harbour and even Brad Pitt, believe it or not.

One of the co-directors of the original John Wick, David Leitch, is set to direct Deadpool 2 with production set to begin this June in Vancouver. Leitch also directed the forthcoming action thriller Atomic Blonde starring Charlize Theron.

What do you think of this casting news? Is Brolin the right fit for Cable or would you have preferred to see Shannon or Harbour (or Knightley?) in the role? Sound off in the comments below and let us know! We for one can’t wait for all the inevitable Thanos-Cable crossover references that the Merc with a Mouth is sure to make!