Keanu Reeves’ 'John Wick: Chapter 3 - Parabellum' Trailer Doesn't Disappoint
In "John Wick 2", Hollywood's unsung hero Keanu Reeves returned to claim his crown as the world's biggest movie star.
The all-action, all-chaotic, all-explosive sequel saw the character plan to resume a quiet civilian life. These plans were cut short when Italian gangster Santino D'Antonio showed up on his doorstep with a gold marker, compelling him to repay past favours.
Now, with the official confirmation that "John Wick: Chapter 3 - Parabellum" — yes, that really is the title —is on its way, we have a whole lot more of the assassin-filled world to look forward to.
Details are still thin, but — according to Deadline — the movie is currently filming with Reeves involved alongside Ian McShane, Common, Laurence Fishburne, and Ruby Rose reprising their roles from the earlier movies. Japanese actor Hiroyuki Sanada has also joined the cast.
First Official Poster
The film’s official poster showcases Keanu Reeves in front of a glass door that presumably leads to the assassin headquarters the Continental. If you look closely the word “excommunicado” is etched into the door, signalling Wick’s rogue status within the Hitman community.
While we don’t know much yet, Chad Stahelski, who helped direct the franchise stated in an interview what he wants out of Parabellum.
“We want, not so much to go bigger on the third one, but to show you more of the intricacies of the world,” he said. “I feel like there are all these different subtleties that I skipped over in Part 2, that I’d like to go back to [with Part 3] and show you the inner workings of different parts of New York.”
In the first 10-second clip dropped yesterday we see John running down a city sidewalk in the rain, still hobbled from the events of the last film. Over the quick cuts a woman's voice says, "John Wick. Excommunicado in 3, 2, 1..."
The video flashes through scenes of gun-wielding assassins, Laurence Fishburne's pigeon-loving Bowery King looking menacing in the rain, sword-wielding killers on motorcycles, and finally, Wick striding out of a vault, weapon in hand.
Now, the official full-length trailer has arrived and picks up where the second film ended; John Wick has been ex-communicated from the secret assassin organisation that he belonged to and has a bounty on his head.
Watch it below:
The film is slated to drop May 16.