Over the past four-plus years, John Wick has become one of the most popular action film franchises in Hollywood. There’s something at the heart of the films that we can relate to, even if the assassin life is something that none of us have any experience in. Maybe it’s because we love our pets as much, or more in some cases, as we love our family members and could see ourselves out to get the same kind of revenge that John Wick does. Maybe it’s the action sequences that keep us enthralled, or maybe it’s just Keanu Reeves!
With John Wick: Chapter 3 on the way, hitting theaters on May 17th, 2019, fans of the franchise are starting to get excited about the assassin’s return. Ian McShane, Lance Reddick, and Laurence Fishburne are returning to the fray along with Reeves, while Asia Kate Dillon (Orange is the New Black), Mark Dacascos (Cradle 2 the Grave), Jason Mantzoukas (Brooklyn Nine-Nine, The Good Place), and Angelica Huston will be fresh faces to the John Wick world. Also coming in Chapter 3 is none other than the Academy Award-winning Halle Berry, who we’ve gotten our first look at on the film’s official Twitter page…
— John Wick: Chapter 3 (@JohnWickMovie) June 4, 2018
John Wick: Chapter 3 is directed by Chad Stahelski, who co-directed the first film and took on the sequel by himself. Last year during an interview with GameSpot, Stahelski spoke about the approach to the next film in the saga:
“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.”
As long as they also include the parts of the first two films that fans fell in love with in the first place, which there’s no doubt they’ll do, fans will hit the theaters in droves when it opens. Check out John Wick: Chapter 3 in theaters on May 17th, 2019, two weeks after Avengers 4 opens!