Director Chad Stahelski and Stunt Coordinator JJ Perry talk making John Wick a badass!

By quint All the ingredients to making John Wick work so well are discussed in this great interview with Ain’t It Cool’s Eric “Quint” Vespe!
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Ahoy, squirts! Quint here. John Wick holds a pretty special place in my heart. It’s rare that a movie gets to surprise me these days, but John Wick did just that when it premiered at Fantastic Fest and blew the roof off the joint.
It’s even rarer still that a sequel can top the original. I don’t know if I’d go so far as to say John Wick Chapter 2 is a better movie than the original, but it’s a seamless continuation of every single thing I loved about that first film. The action choreography, the rich tapestry of the hidden assassin world hidden in plain sight, Keanu Reeves being a badass… it’s all built upon in this kick-ass, unflinching sequel.
So, I was really psyched to sit down with director Chad Stahelski and stunt coordinator J.J. Perry to dig a little deeper into the world of John Wick. We talk quite a bit about all the ingredients that go into making John Wick such a cool character and just how much prep goes into a film like this.
Lots of good stuff below. Enjoy, squirts!

Quint: One of the things that I loved so much about the first movie was the world building that went into it. I wouldn’t say I was nervous about the sequel, because I trusted you guys, but…
Chad Stahelski: This is the tree of trust. You can talk openly. You were worried we were going to fuck it up. It’s alright. (laughs)
Quint: No, no, no. It’s just that so

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