John Wick 2 is currently shooting, and while the film has already assembled a pretty stellar cast in the form of Keanu Reeves, Bridget Moynahan, John Leguizamo, Ian McShane, Common and Peter Stormare, we can now add one more name to that list. Marking a Matrix reunion of sorts, Laurence Fishburne has now boarded the sequel in an undisclosed role.
Gothamist spotted the actor on the film’s Brooklyn set recently, but given that his involvement hasn’t been announced by the studio just yet, we’re unsure of how large a role he’ll play. It could just be a cameo, but we’re hoping that it’s something more substantial. Either way, we’re definitely happy to see Fishburne taking a role in the movie.
Of course, Fishburne isn’t the only Matrix alum that’ll be working with Keanu here, as the film’s director, Chad Stahelski, was the actor’s stunt double for The Wachowskis’ groundbreaking film and served as stunt co-ordinator on the sequels. All three men have worked together several times already and we’re excited to see what they can bring to the table this time around.
Unfortunately, there’s still no release date set for John Wick 2, but expect it to land in 2016.
— Gothamist (@Gothamist) December 15, 2015