Last we saw of John Wick, he was running for his life after murdering a foe on Continental Hotel grounds. Having been made “excommunicado” from all resources to the assassin underworld and access to the hotel, John Wick makes a run for it with a huge bounty placed on his head. It appears those troubles will be the main source of inspiration for the upcoming John Wick 3.
Keanu Reeves opened up about the early process of coming up with ideas for the next John Wick movie at a panel during New York Comic Con. He revealed some important details about what we can expect from the movie.
Here are Reeves’ full comments:
John Wick. John Wick’s in trouble! So we’ve been working on it and I think we have some good ideas. Yeah, some really good ideas. But John’s in trouble. Hopefully we can start shooting that next year. Chad and I thought it was hard to make a second one. And now we’re like…a third one?!
John Wick Chapter 2 allowed the franchise to open up on the underworld of assassins, but now with John Wick banished, this opens up a lot of intriguing possibilities. It might be a great opportunity to connect the ongoings of the assassin underworld with the normal world and answer the question of just how in the world they are able to keep the secret of it hidden for so long.
The detail Reeves touched upon about the production beginning some time in 2018 lines up with the May 17, 2019 release date Lionsgate Studios has set for John Wick 3. He also mentioned director Chad Stahelski, who directed the first two movies. Lionsgate hasn’t officially stated Stahelski is returning, but with Reeves already talking things out with him, I’d say it’s just a matter of time before he signs on.
Regardless, we’re excited for another go-around with John Wick.