When we thought we were still processing John Wick: Chapter 2, whether we’re ready for it or not, the official synopsis for Keanu Reeves’ third outing as the iconic assassin is here. After an action-packed John Wick: Chapter 2, fans can expect to be blown away with the new chapter.
According to leaked details, John Wick: Chapter 3 is set to debut on May 17th, 2019 with director Chad Stahelski set to return behind the camera. Common, Laurence Fishburne, and Ruby Rose are expected to reprise their roles in the sequel with Hiroyuki Sanada (The Wolverine) reportedly playing the villain.
“John Wick (Keanu Reeves) is on the run for two reasons … he’s being hunted for a global $14 million dollar open contract on his life, and for breaking a central rule: Taking a life on Continental Hotel grounds. The victim was a member of the High Table who ordered the open contract. John should have already been executed, except the Continental’s manager, Winston, has given him a one-hour grace period before he’s “excommunicado” – membership revoked, banned from all services, and cut off from other members. John uses the service industry to stay alive as he fights and kills his way out of New York City,” read the full ‘John Wick: Chapter 3 synopsis.
This could be the final film of the franchise as director Chad Stahleski previously teased it will be a trilogy. Still, box office dollars on the third could convince him otherwise.
John Wick, later known as John Wick: Chapter 1, is a 2014 American action film directed by Chad Stahelski and David Leitch from a screenplay by Derek Kolstad. In the first installment in the John Wick film series, the story focuses on John Wick (Reeves), a retired hitman seeking vengeance for the theft of his vintage car and the killing of his puppy, which serves as a memento of his recently deceased wife (Moynahan). Stahelski and Leitch directed the film together, though only Stahelski was credited.
The movie stars Keanu Reeves, Michael Nyqvist, Alfie Allen, Adrianne Palicki, Bridget Moynahan, Dean Winters, Ian McShane, John Leguizamo and Willem Dafoe.