Leaked "Morpheus Matrix" Role in John Wick 2
John Wick was one of the biggest shocks in the world of cinema 2014, earning US$86 million at the box office on just a US$20 million budget, and receiving positive response from critics and audience alike. This film tells the action Keanu Reeves who plays the main character, a former hitman who is forced to return from retirement after his beloved dog (which was inherited by his wife) is brutally murdered. Finally, Wick returns to his dark self and seeks revenge.
Following the film’s success, a green light was given for a sequel entitled John Wick: Chapter Two. Creative team (consisting of director Chad Stahelski and writer Derek Kolstad) wasted no time in starting production, in some set photos revealing Reeves with his past partner, Laurence Fishburne. Then Reeves confirmed his role, praising Fishburne’s performance as the so-called Underworld character The Bowery King.
During an interview with Collider, Fishburne talked about his new show, while revealing more details about his character. He explained that adding his character would help the sequel,
I’m not part of the continental world, no, but I’m part of the other world that’s in John Wick. It’s not something that’s obvious in the first film. It’s like part of the world exists but you won’t know about it, and it will really be revealed until the second film.
Speaking of the Continental world, Fishburne said it was the hotel Wick stayed in in the first film. Although his comments suggest that he is with Winston (Ian McShane) in an establishment that exclusively caters to assassins, it appears that a new world will emerge that opens up new avenues for new players set to wreak havoc in the city. Julybe Fishburne will join another new cast, like Peter Stormare, Riccardo Scamarcio and Ruby Rose. Interestingly, when talking about how much he’s involved in the upcoming sequel, he revealed:
A little, not much. Very, very little, Very small.
Remembering history John Wick in the underworld, The Bowery King he will probably be his enemy instead of his friend, and while it looks like Fishburne will take the lead role, his remarks hint that he will be the one to rule, like the leader of the syndicate. With this, it makes the film interesting, especially since Reeves and Fishburne used to play together in the trilogy Matrixwhere the two actors play the role of two best friends.
But naturally, Fishburne is also suitable to be friends with Reeves ‘Wick’. Because of those words, these two characters will only appear briefly in the film John Wick: Chapter Two but fans will be happy because they killed another bad character together.