The John Wick films are not only popular amongst fans, but amongst critics as well. Keanu Reeves stars in these films as an ex-assassin out for revenge when some of his beloved, sentimental objects are destroyed by a local Russian Mob. With most sequels, critical success is a hit or miss. One might make the desired profit from the box office when you have a fan following returning to see some of their favorite characters back in action. However, most run into the problem of being unable to recapture the beauty that the original movie had struck with audiences. Every now and then you have a rare case where the sequel exceeds audience expectations and in even rarer cases, exceed the critical success of the first film.
One of the beloved fans of the John Wick films happens to be Samuel L. Jackson, and he supposedly showed interest in playing a role within the John Wick 3 film. In a recent interview with Simon Thompson during a Meet The Movie Press show, Simon said the following.
“He actually was less interested in that than he was in an idea he floated with me, and he’s floated it with me twice now. He wants to do, over a Nick Fury movie, John Wick 3 with Laurence Fishburne and Keanu Reeves. He absolutely loves the John Wick movies. He wants in. He doesn’t want in, he wants in with a capital IN. Seriously, I think he will do whatever he needs to do to get in on John Wick 3.”
Time will soon tell whether or not Samuel L. Jackson is actually interested in playing a role within the film. It’s safe to say that adding Samuel L. Jackson to the cast will only add to the preexisting the desire to see the third installment of the John Wick films.