One thing that you're going to really have to take notice of in the upcoming 'John Wick: Chapter 2' movie is the style of combat that the actors have taken on to make their moves look as seamless and realistic as possible. After all, these guys are assassins.

CommonCommon stars in 'John Wick: Chapter 2'

Only the best in the world of martial arts were asked to take on the challenge of training up the likes of Keanu Reeves and Common for the movie, a sequel to 2014's 'John Wick', and sure enough they came away with fighting skills more potent than they've ever mastered before.

Common, who stars in the new film, opens up about learning how to fight at the 87Eleven Action Design stunt workshop in California; a place that has previously trained up actors for such films as 'The Hunger Games', 'Jurassic World' and 'The Wolverine'. Keanu Reeves has previously worked with them on 2013's 'Man of Tai Chi'.

Watch the trailer for 'John Wick: Chapter 2' here:


'I have done action films and done fight scenes, but learning jiu jitsu, learning forms of judo, and just the style of 87Eleven, how they approach the fight scenes and gun fights and knife fights, it's a different approach', he says. 'It's an approach that is built on mastery, they want A-plus level work. And that's what I strive for, I strive for excellence.'

Chad Stahelski - a professional stunt co-ordinator - is the director behind the 'John Wick' movies and has also been announced to helm the 'Highlander' re-boot. Meanwhile, Common has been working on a number of acting projects including Navy thriller 'Hunter Killer' with Gerard Butler, a film starring Laura Dern entitled 'The Tale', Judy Greer comedy 'A Happening of Monumental Proportions', the RZA-directed hip hop musical 'Coco' and the Iraq biopic 'Megan Leavey'. 

'John Wick: Chapter 2' is set to be released in US movie theatres on February 17th 2017.