John Wick 3 is the third entry in the John Wick franchise, which has become a cult favorite among critics and fans. The film picks up soon after the sequel, when John (Keanu Reeves) was "excommunicado" after breaking one of the underworld's two unbreakable rules.

Like the first two films, John Wick 3 promises plenty of stylish action and bloodshed, as John fights for survival against assassins looking to cash in on the bounty on his head.

Here's everything you need to know about John Wick 3

All the big details

John Wick 3 trailer

There have been a few trailers for John Wick 3 already and the latest one really brings the action. For good measure, it also features a fun callback to The Matrix, the 1999 film that really put Reeves on the map

(Fun fact: John Wick 3 director Chad Stahelski was Reeves's stunt double in The Matrix.)

As fans have come to expect from John Wick, the trailer for the third movie has plenty of ridiculous, "Are you kidding me?" moments. Even after the first two films, John Wick looks like he's at the top of his profession—and he has to be with such a large bounty on his head.

John Wick 2 was a bit of a sophomore slump, because it felt too much like the first film. The promising new trailer for John Wick 3 has us excited for the franchise again, so let's hope the final product delivers.

John Wick 3 release date

John Wick 3 will hit theaters on May 17, 2019.

John Wick 3 premise

After being excommunicated from the underground world of assassins, John Wick must fight his way out of New York City. But it won't be easy, because there's a $14 million open contract on his head, making him the most popular man in NYC.

With the world's deadliest assassins on his trail, John finds help when an old friend named Sofia (Halle Barry) comes to his rescue.

The full title of the third John Wick film is actually John Wick: Chapter 3 - Parabellum, which is derived from the Latin phrase, "Si vis pacem, para bellum." Roughly translated, the phrase means, "If you want peace, prepare for war." So, it's going to be an all-out war for John when the third chapter is released.

John Wick 3 cast

In addition to a star-studded cast, the film will feature director Chad Stahelski behind the lens; he directed the previous two John Wick films.

  • Keanu Reeves as John Wick
  • Halle Berry as Sofia
  • Laurence Fishburne as Bowery King
  • Mark Dacascos as Zero
  • Asia Kate Dillon as the Adjudicator
  • Lance Reddick as Charon
  • Saïd Taghmaoui as Elder
  • Jason Mantzoukas as Tick Tock Man
  • Anjelica Houston as the Director
  • Ian McShane as Winston
  • Robin Lord Taylor as the Administrator
  • John Leguizamo as Aurelio