It’s been said (by us) that Keanu Reeves is the greatest action hero of all time and by the looks of the trailer, he will be adding to his already impressive resume with John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum. The trailer for the upcoming film highlights the titular former hitman finding new and creative ways to mercilessly slaughter anyone who stands in his way. While the original John Wick was a surprise hit, the second one was a legitimate blockbuster and it looks like Chapter 3 may be elevating the franchise to new levels.
Fans of the beloved action franchise will remember that at the end of the last movie, Wick was excommunicated from the Continental service, the seedy world of crime where he made a name for himself, and there is now a $14 million bounty on his head by Winston (Ian McShane), the evil owner of the Continental Hotel. This excessive price tag makes Wick the target of every assassin in New York City, so Wick is forced to try and escape the City by any means necessary, including horseback.
The trailer features all of the badass action fans have come to expect from a John Wick film, with an endless wave of ruthless hitmen doing everything in their power to take Wick down. The lone exception? Sofia (Halle Berry), a former colleague of Wick’s who seems intent on helping him get the hell out of the five boroughs.
The stacked cast also includes several returning characters, including Laurence Fishburne as the Bowery King, New York’s most notorious crime lord, and Ruby Rose as Ares, the mute security enforcer who wants revenge after being bested by Wick in Chapter 2. Anjelica Huston appears briefly in the trailer as The Director, a member of the mysterious High Table who seems intent on protecting Wick.
John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum comes to theaters on May 17, 2019.