The third instalment to the blockbuster action thriller film, John Wick, is set to hit theatres this May and Lionsgate has recently teased fans with its first trailer.
In what could be his final stint in the series, Keanu Reeves returns as the legendary ex-hitman, who lost his privileges and access at the Continental’s underworld after being declared as “excommunicado” in the final events of John Wick: Chapter 2.
The third chapter is entitled Parabellum, a Latin phrase which means “prepare for war.”
Days before the first trailer was released, Lionsgate posted a photo of the movie poster on Twitter, which contains various clues as to where the final instalment is going.
Wick was last seen running after being deemed “excommunicado” by Winston, who owns The Continental Hotel in New York City, following his assassination of Italian crime lord Santino D’Antonio.
In Parabellum, Wick will reunite with his former friend, Sofia, who will help him escape New York City as everyone is coming after him for the $14 million reward.
“She [Sofia] has a past with John. I end up going to find her to see if she can help me,” Reeves told Entertainment Weekly.
In an interview with the Independent last year, director Chad Stahelski said that the final movie will head slightly north of its previous instalment. He also claimed that it could be the conclusion to the series.
“We are going to put in something about the High Table, how that all works,” he said. “We’re going to put in something about where John comes from, and where he wants to go. I don’t want to say too much more, but it will be a nice completion to Mr Wick’s journey.”
John Wick 3 also stars Halle Berry as Sofia, Anjelica Huston, and Jason Mantzoukas while among the returnees are Ian McShane, Laurence Fishburne and Lance Reddick.
Some of the highlights from the first trailer include John Wick being chase by a group of katana-wielding assassins, his reunion with Sofia (Halle Berry), Wick killing an enemy while on horseback, and the heart-stopping clash with Assassin Zero.
Watch the first trailer of John Wick 3: Parabellum in the video below:
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