'John Wick: Chapter 2' Just Got a Release Date

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Photo: Lionsgate

Photo: Lionsgate

The sequel to Keanu Reeves' sleeper hit John Wick has been given a name and a release date: John Wick: Chapter 2 will debut on February 10, 2017, just under one year away.

Here's what else we know about the highly anticipated sequel:

It will be set (and presumably filmed) in Rome. Common is joining the cast as a villain, and Ruby Rose will also appear as a major character. Ian McShane is returning. And Keanu Reeves will prevail over his enemies! (That last part we don't know for sure, but it feels like a good guess.)

And we're hoping we can get a little bit more backstory on John Wick's past as a first-class hitman. We know he has one, and that he abandoned his violent profession out of love for his wife, who died tragically not long after they were married. But we don't know much else, including how he managed to get so unbelievably rich. I guess when you are risking your own death and/or life in prison on the job, you can expect to be compensated well.

h/t A.V. Club