Keanu Reeves is on a bit of a comeback — not so much at the box office but at making actually good films (that sometimes do well at the box office). Forthcoming is “The Bad Batch,” for “A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night” tyro Ana Lily Amirpour; there’s Nicolas Winding Refn’s “The Neon Demon.” And most of all there’s last year’s “John Wick,” an acrobatic revenger in which his legendary assassin emerges from retirement to kill everyone, all because some jerk killed his impossibly, unbelievably cute dog.
“John Wick” did pretty good during its American theatrical release, if not the kind that births franchises. But it’s getting a sequel (and maybe more) anyway, possibly because the first wasn’t too expensive, and possibly just because, no matter what we’ve done, humanity deserves this. Keanu even tweeted out what is close enough to an official go: