The British Board of Film Classification has officially given the upcoming John Wick: Chapter 2 a 15 rating for its theatrical release in the UK. The movie was originally slated for a 18, but 23 seconds of footage from its confirmed 122 minute runtime have been cut in order to accommodate a 15 classification instead.There is an uncut 18 version, which will presumably be included in the home release of the movie.
John Wick: Chapter 2, directed Chad Stahelski and written by Derek Kolstad, will see Keanu Reeves reprise the role of the titular hitman, who is once again forced to come out of retirement and travel to Rome, where he squares off against some of the world’s deadliest killers. The cast also includes Ruby Rose, Ian McShane, John Leguizamo, Laurence Fishburne and Common.
The description of the cut footage may be considered a spoiler, so read at your own discretion – according to the site, the cut version reduces bloody injury detail in a suicide scene.
You can read VH’s own Michael Dickinson’s review of the first movie here.
John Wick: Chapter 2 is set for a 17 February, 2017 release in the UK.