If you’re familiar with your sci-fi franchises, you’ll know that Laurence Fishburne and Keanu Reeves have a history together. The Matrix stars have gone their separate paths since the Wachowskis put their futuristic series to rest, but they’ll reunite again next year. Both are set to star in John Wick: Chapter Two, and a newly-released still highlights their impending reunion.
Granted, this photo isn’t the first time we’ve seen them together in this new action sequel, as the trailers have showcased the two actors together again on the screen. But now we’ve gotten a few more details regarding Fishburne’s relatively-unknown character. He’ll play the Bowery King of New York. Like the titular Wick, he likes his fair share of weapons and fine suits, which is seen in this new image. Other than that, this photo doesn’t provide a lot to discuss, but it did give Reeves a chance to talk with EW about his excitement towards working with Fishburne again.
It was so cool to have a chance to work with Laurence Fishburne again, with the history that we have professionally and personally. I ran into him, and he was saying that he was a fan of the first film, and was there anything in the second film. I said, ‘As a matter of fact there is!’ So, we sent him the project and he responded to the role. Lawrence is playing a character called the Bowery King. He is a leader of this underworld in New York City. He knows everything about everything and he helps John in his mission. It was cool to act with him again and hopefully people will enjoying seeing us reunited.
If this sequel is as well-received (and well-made) as the first one, there should be no problem about that, Keanu. Hopefully, John Wick: Chapter Two will treat these stars better than The Matrix sequels ultimately did. We’ll find out when it hits theaters on February 10, 2017.