John Wick: Chapter 3 already in the works

Hold your dog close. Despite the fact that John Wick: Chapter 2 won't be released until February 2017, director Chad Stahelski told Collider that he's already at work on a second sequel.

"The studio has asked us to put our heads together and see if we can come up with something," he said.

For those new to the action franchise, Keanu Reeves plays John Wick, a legendary hitman who seeks vengeance after the murder of his dog. He seeks refuge in the mysterious Continental Hotel, where likeminded criminals and mobsters can live in relative safety. It's there that we meet Winston, the enigmatic owner of the hotel played by Ian McShane, and Charon, the concierge played by Lance Reddick.

Why should you care about those two characters in particular? Both return for John Wick: Chapter 2, but Stahelski specifically referenced them when talking about Chapter 3.

"Winston is a big part of the next one, so is Lance Reddick," he said. "We've got some ideas."

John Wick: Chapter 2 hits theaters Feb. 10, 2017. Watch the teaser trailer above and find out why we can expect twice the action of the original.