Capone talks JOHN WICK: CHAPTER 2, HIGHLANDER, Franco Nero, and more with director Chad Stahelski

By Capone Capone talks JOHN WICK: CHAPTER 2, HIGHLANDER, Franco Nero, and more with director Chad Stahelski
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Hey everyone. Capone in Chicago here. I you may have gleaned from Quint’s interview earlier this week, JOHN WICK: CHAPTER 2 director Chad Stahelski and stunt coordinator JJ Perry, this film is one of those rare instances when the sequel manages to grow and expand the material from the original film without simply relying on going bigger and louder. Instead, the world of John Wick is opened up to us. We learn what Wick’s life was like when he was the king of the assassins and where his life is going to be if the series continues (not in a good place, I promise you). I chatted at length with Stahelski a couple weeks ago, and we dug into the process of where to take Wick’s storyline from the first one. Many bad ideas were discarded, and what we’re left with is something that manages to be both finely polished and really ragged around the edges. If you need a reminder, Stahelski went from being a martial artist fighter to stunt performer in this mid-20s. His first big break came from doubling for Brandon Lee in THE CROW, and was instrumental in helping that film get finished after Lee’s tragic on-set death. He followed that up by doubling for Keanu Reeves in THE MATRIX and thus began a long-lasting friendship that draws a straight line to Stahelski getting his first break as a director on JOHN WICK after years of being a stunt performer and coordinator. The

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