Dear fans of the John Wick movies – Dynamite have announced that a John Wick comic book series is coming soon, and have confirmed that it will be an origin story! If you’ve always wanted to discover what Wick was like before he became the feared Baba Yaga, you may now hyperventilate!
The comic will focus on a young John Wick, fresh out of prison, who embarks on his very first vendetta as he comes up against a strange but powerful community of assassins. Greg Pak, who has had successful runs with the comics Planet Hulk and World War Hulk, is on board to write the series, and Giovanni Valletta, who is best known for his work on Dark Horse Presents, will be providing the illustrations.
John Wick is an incredible character – he and the world he inhabits are mysterious, thrilling, sexy, and contagious. The series that we are doing develops that world even further by delving into his official origin story for the first time. We couldn’t have been more fortunate than to have Greg Pak come on board to craft this tale. He has such a great understanding of the characters, their world, and their voices. The artwork Giovanni Valletta is creating is going to leave people breathless. He’s found a way to truly immerse the readers into the world of John Wick in a way that I don’t think any other artist would have been able to. The thrills, speed, and action are all there on the page! – Anthony Marques, Editor of Dynamite
This announcement follows news that John Wick director Chad Stahelski is in talks with Lionsgate about creating a spin-off of the film for TV. Currently named The Continental – after the luxury hotel chain that accommodates the assassins in the movie – the show will look at the Continentals all over the world, their clientele, and how they become a part of that world. Whilst the show won’t be directly about John Wick, Keanu Reeves has been rumoured to make an appearance.