Fans of the John Wick films finally have something to be excited about because it has just been announced that John Wick 3 will be in cinemas May 17, 2019.
The announcement came through a tweet from the film’s Twitter page, @JohnWickMovie, on May 17 writing: “Be seeing you… 5.17.19. – #JohnWick3.” According to IMDB, there has already been a full title for the film and it isn’t just John Wick 3. The full title for this third installment to the series is John Wick 3: Parabellum. From the date that the tweet was written marks one year that fans have to wait for John Wick to return and do what he does best: seek vengeance.
Since the announcement of the release date for the third film in the series, there have been even more announcements. The biggest revelation that has come out was the cast being revealed. On May 21, the @JohnWickMovie Twitter page began revealing the new cast members who are going to be joining Keanu Reeves. Some of the biggest names are Halle Berry, who will be playing a character named Sofia, Angelica Houston who will be playing The Director, and Jason Mantzoukas, who will be playing a character called the Tick-Tock Man. Berry seems pretty excited to be joining the franchise and tweeted a photo on her Twitter page, @halleberry, saying “see you in a year Mr. Wick.”
The @JohnWickMovie Twitter page also welcomed back some of the returning cast members. Those who we know for sure are returning are Laurence Fishburne as Bowery King, Ian McShane as Winston, and Lance Reddick as Charon. These are the cast members who are going to be returning along with John Wick himself, Keanu Reeves.
Another person who keeps coming back for more is Director Chad Stahelski. Stahelski is an actor and stunt person who directed the first John Wick, which came out in 2014, and John Wick: Chapter 2, which was released in cinemas in 2017. He is once again back in the director’s chair for this third installment. Stahelski has spent a lot of time crafting the action and appearance of these films, so there is no surprise that he is back for a third round. He will be joined by Writer Derek Kolstad who created the characters in the John Wick films. Kolstad is also currently writing a Hitman TV series, and he will be continuing on his characters’ stories in John Wick 3: Parabellum.
According to Dan Laustsen, the cinematographer for the the third instalment of this series, John Wick 3: Parabellum has already begun filming. Laustsen posted a photo on his Instagram account on May 8 of a silhouette of Keanu Reeves standing on a New York City street. The caption for the photo stated that it was day two of shooting the film, and considering that was earlier this month, more footage was probably filmed since then.
For those of you who are not familiar with the John Wick films, they follow a man named John Wick who takes revenge on those who have hurt those he loves. In the first film, ex-hitman John Wick comes out of retirement to track down the gangsters that killed his dog and took everything from him. In John Wick: Chapter 2, John Wick discovers that a bounty has been put on his head since he came out of hiding. The plot for the third film, out next year, is unknown at this time.
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