Keeanu Reeves’ John Wick and John Wick: Chapter 2 have completely revitalized his career and given him, arguably, his most memorable role next to Neo. With the success of those films (and given how John Wick: Chapter 2 left off) we’ve just been waiting to hear when John Wick 3 would kick into production. The answer is very soon.
That Hashtag Show reported some interesting details on John Wick 3. For starters the co-director of John Wick and sole director of John Wick: Chapter 2, Chad Stahelski, has officially signed on for the third film in the franchise. If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it. We are also looking at a March 1st start date for filming which will take place in New York City, and may also be shooting in Spain and Russia.
Characters returning from the previous film include Cassian (Common), the Bowery King (Laurence Fishburne) and the mute-assassin Ares (Ruby Rose). We are still unsure what role they will play in the movie, especially since John Wick whooped Cassian and Ares, but left them alive! Will they be grateful or out for revenge? There is also word of a new antagonist, to be played by Reeves’ 47 Ronin co-star Hiroyuki Sanada. He is said to be the head of a Japanese crime syndicate.
Supposedly, there is also an as-of-yet cast female role opposite Reeves. They are still searching for an actress age range 20s-40s. John Wick 3 starts shooting in just over a month, so we should start hearing much more. The film is set to debut in theatres May 17, 2019.
Where do you think the story is going in John Wick 3? What are you most excited to see out of the new film in the franchise? Let us know!
SOURCE: That Hashtag Show
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