Common is a Grammy-winning rapper, an Oscar-winning soundtrack contributor, and an increasingly prolific actor. Turns out they were all just warm-ups for John Wick: Chapter 2, the new hit sequel that pits Common against Keanu Reeves’s titular dog avenger in the most intensive action the rapper has faced. Common told Yahoo Movies about entering the hyper-violent realm of John Wick, how close he came to playing Green Lantern in George Miller’s ill-fated Justice League movie, and more.
Not only did it gross $86 million from a $20 million budget, but it also achieved critical acclaim and was even labelled a welcome return to form for Keanu Reeves. Because of this success a sequel was soon ordered, and we’ve now been provided with our first look at ‘John Wick: Chapter 2′, which even shows us that the titular star’s brand new dog is still safe and well. Since John Wick has a blood oath to assist him, he travels to Rome to face off against a hoard of the world’s deadliest killers.