There’s no query Lionsgate needs to exploit its “John Wick” franchise, but it surely appeared to misstep with its “The Continental” mini-series.
The prequel launched on Peacock late final 12 months and occurred within the Seventies and adopted a youthful model of Ian McShane’s Winston Scott character performed by Colin Woodell.
Whereas critiques have been nice throughout the 4 films, critics had been rather more combined on the mini-series which had no involvement of any of the important thing actors from the movies.
Now, with the sequence firmly within the rear view mirror and rapidly forgotten about, McShane has spoken with Movieweb and supplied his welcome blunt tackle the work – saying he has no intention of watching it:
“I wouldn’t watch it. I’ve no intentions – no person – I don’t suppose Keanu [Reeves] watched it, neither has Chad [Stahelski]. It had nothing to do with our films.
It’s only a query of a TV firm cashing in on the sequence and taking the choice to [air?]. They by no means requested us about something so why would I be interested by seeing it?
I’m afraid their vanity in getting the present out is past me so I want them properly. I believe it’s come and gone, hasn’t it?”
The feedback come within the wake of director Chad Stahelski making an general deal this week with Lionsgate to creatively oversee any and all “John Wick” spin-offs sooner or later – thus avoiding such an issue taking place once more.
This 12 months’s Len Wiseman-directed spin-off movie “Ballerina” shouldn’t have any such issues of being disavowed by these within the franchise seeing as McShane, Reeves, and the late Lance Reddick all seem within the Ana de Armas-led movie which opens June seventh.