John Wick Shooting his Way into Comic Books Next Year
2014’s John Wick was a surprise hit, earning $86,013,056 against a budget of $20 million. It was also a hit with critics, so it’s no surprise that we’re getting a sequel come February 10, 2017.
Lionsgate clearly have high hopes for the future of the franchise, as they’ve entered into a deal with Dynamite Entertainment to produce a comic series next year to tell never before seen stories about the dog-loving hitman. Dynamite are known for their adult-oriented titles, so you can expect all the violence and F-bombs from the film to be present.
Dynamite CEO Nick Barrucci was quoted by Entertainment Weekly as saying:
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“John Wick was such an exciting film, mixing martial arts action with snappy dialogue and smart writing. As the credits rolled, you were left wanting more, and it was obvious they had the makings of a franchise. We were quick to pursue the opportunity to develop a comic book series, and are thrilled to have been granted the rights to tell all-new stories with the character!”
No creative team was announced, although artist Giovanni Valletta provided the following sketches, in which he did a mighty fine job of capturing Keanu Reeves’ likeness.