It was first announced at the end of last year that John Wick would be getting its own comic series based on the films, and now courtesy of The Hollywood Reporter, the official release date has been confirmed.
Written by Greg Pak, the comic – which explores Wick’s origin story – will be released in September, both digitally and in print. In a statement from Dynamite Entertainment, Pak – who penned Marvel’s Planet Hulk storyline expressed his enthusiasm about the series:
“I was on board pretty much as soon as I got the call and heard ‘John Wick.’ I’m a huge Keanu Reeves fan and loved the John Wick movies, which had the kind of kinetic action and intriguing mythology that seemed like a perfect fit for comics. I’m also always happy to work with my friends at Dynamite, who are always a pleasure to make comics with. And the art I saw from Giovanni Valletta blew my mind – he’s totally nailing Keanu Reeves’ likeness while creating emotional, dynamic, exciting action. This book is going to be beautiful. But what really sealed the deal was when Dynamic Editor Anthony Marques said we had the greenlight to tell a John Wick origin story. That was astounding to me – we’re not just telling another fun adventure with the character; we’re actually going to be able to add to this character’s and world’s tremendous mythology by telling an origin story! What could be cooler than that?”
Check out the cover for the comic’s first issue along with a variant below!
John Wick 3 is currently in pre-production, with director Chad Stahelski telling Collider at the end of last month, “Yeah – we’re currently in the middle of writing it now… it’s more of a how fast can we get our s*** together, but I would assume that if not by the end of this year, the beginning of next year.”