Where was John Wick Chapter 2 filmed?

The first John Wick movie was an unexpected critical success, that is now on its way of becoming a franchise. Keanu Reeves returns in the sequel, assuming the role of the legendary professional killer. This time he's forced back into action by his former partner, who plans to take control of an obscure international guild of assassins.

We recognized instantly many of the filming locations only watching the trailer. John Wick Chapter 2 was filmed basically in Brooklyn and Manhattan areas of New York, in Rome (Italy) and Montreal (Canada). Here is a compilation of the most interesting locations and sets for this new symphony of violence:

John Wick filming locations
We start in New York, watching the dog walking John Wick in the Brooklyn Bridge. Or is it the other way around?
Image by courtesy of Summit Entertainment


John Wick Locations
Inside the new PATH West Concourse at One World Trade Center station, a work of Santiago Calatrava.
Image by courtesy of Summit Entertainment and Derek D




John Wick Chapter 2 Locations
The Angel of the Waters overlooking the scene in Fountain and Bethesda Terrace, Central Park.
Image by courtesy of Summit Entertainment


Where did they filmed John Wick
The Beaver Building is the exterior of Continental Hotel, and the Cunard Building was used as the hall.
Image by Jaysin Trevino and Steven Bornholtz


John Wick filmed in New York
Big Trouble in Chinatown, New York. Also there is a scene where we can see the huge Buddha inside Tao Downtown nightclub in Manhattan. Image by courtesy of Summit Entertainment and Phillip Kalantzis Cope


John Wick mirrors scene
The scene of the mirrors, one of the best (and most expensive) of the film, was shot in a studio in New Jersey.
Image by courtesy of Summit Entertainment


John Wick Chapter 2 Rome
Now we move to the capital of Italy. The secret agents from The Man from U.N.C.L.E. also chose an accommodation with views to the massive Altare della Patria. The shoot was filmed from the top of the Palazzo delle Assicurazioni Generali in Piazza Venezia. Image by courtesy of Summit Entertainment


Where do they filmed John Wick
Reeve's production was also filming in the five stars Grand Hotel Plaza in the center of Rome.
Image by courtesy of Summit Entertainment


Where does John Wick Chapter two takes place
This shot is from the square of fountains of Palazzo Uffici, in the Eur Neighborhood. Many movies like Spectre were filmed in this complex of buildings designed during the Fascist era. Image by courtesy of Summit Entertainment


John Wick where filmed
A big show stage was filmed in the ruins of the Baths of Caracalla. The wonderful film The Great Beauty from Paolo Sorrentino, and the not so wonderful Zoolander No. 2 were also shot here.
Image by courtesy of Summit Entertainment and Sébastien Bertrand


John Wick shooting locations
The GNAM (Galleria Nazionale Arte Moderna) doubles for a New Yorker museum. I'm wondering if the artworks that are seen in this action sequence are the original from the gallery.
Image by courtesy of Summit Entertainment and Fabrizio Sciami


John Wick Montreal
In Montreal, the opening car chase scene was filmed in Saint-Catherine street, where the camera points at first to a well-known lingerie store. The crew of John Wick 2 was filming in the Place-des-Arts metro and square (pictured), in the Palais des congrès de Montréal, and MELS Studios. Image by Jen Wen Luoh

Have you recognized other locations watching the movie? To complete this report, any feedback, suggestions or images that you may have are more than welcome, thank you!


Finally we found and selected some very interesting items to help understand why the first John Wick installment has reached the status of semi-cult movie. For instance, someone has produced a replica of the coins used in the film!
Look at the price of this bloody variant of a Funko vinyl figure. Also there was an incredibly detailed and beautifully packaged Blue Ray edition currently unavailable. However, you can still get your hands on one of these cool movie posters


  


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11 comments:

  1. Where was the scene with the mirror taken? Is that a real place?

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    1. No, it was all filmed in a studio in New Jersey.

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  2. I'm trying to figure that out too lol

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  3. The opening scene (with victoria secret sign) was filmed on St-Catherine Street in Montreal, I suspect. There is also a scene after the "path" in New York filmed in 'Places des Arts' Metro station in Montreal (where John is saved by the homeless man).

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  4. I’m pretty sure the meeting between Santino and Winston with the large Buddhist statue was held at Tao Downton.

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  5. Most of the scenes were shot in montreal. Easily recognizable places for someone who lives there!

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    1. The house is in a New York suburb, although the owners aren't fans of having people wandering around...

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  7. Do you know where the giant double doors used as the exterior of the Continental are located?

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