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‘John Wick’ spinoff series ‘The Continental’ will focus on a young Winston, have 90-minute episodes

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    mrbig
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    I love John Wick, but its fictional universe is nonsensical and fantastic and can only work on a smaller scale. Once you near the edges of the world, inconsistencies are bound to surface. It's...

    I love John Wick, but its fictional universe is nonsensical and fantastic and can only work on a smaller scale. Once you near the edges of the world, inconsistencies are bound to surface. It's nice to scratch the surface, but the world may lose its interest if it's entirely laid out. It's mystery is part of its charm.

    This show may actually be good, but I wonder if such excursions are good for the franchise. Not everything needs an expanded universe.

    In any case, the short runtime is a good thing.

    Plus: prequels make me grumpy. Just go forward, please.

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      I'm fine with them fleshing out the world of John Wick more, even though it's pretty nonsensical to begin with so nothing they add to it will likely be very coherent. Whatever; It could still be...

      I'm fine with them fleshing out the world of John Wick more, even though it's pretty nonsensical to begin with so nothing they add to it will likely be very coherent. Whatever; It could still be fun regardless of that.

      I'm even fine with prequels, in general, too. But my biggest gripe with this show being a prequel, and "focus[ing] on a young Winston", is that means Ian McShane likely won't be playing the role anymore in it. :( Which is especially infuriating to learn, given the fact that Starz also just cancelled American Gods (on a giant cliffhanger, no less!!!), which McShane was playing one of the leads in.

      So whoever they pick to play young Winston in this has some pretty damn massive shoes to fill, which I seriously doubt anyone will be able to since McShane is an absolutely phenomenal actor. And so even ignoring the conceptual issues, my hopes are not very high for this series anymore now that it's pretty much been confirmed McShane won't be involved.

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