John Wick Chapter 3: What We Know So Far

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John Wick's next — and apparently final — assignment is on its way, and here's what we know about the film so far, including its release date and new additions to its castCredit: JohnWick.movieCredit:

The first two chapters of the John Wick franchise — which placed Keanu Reeves in the role of a hitman fighting for his freedom in a complex underground world of assassins — found so much success at the box office that we're getting John Wick Chapter 3. While we're still a ways from its release, we've still learned which actors will return, a little bit about Mr. Wick's latest enemy and where the film will take place.

Here's everything we know about the next John Wick movie:

What's John Wick Chapter 3's release date?

The @JohnWickMovie twitter account confirmed the once-rumored May 17, 2019 release date:

What's John Wick Chapter 3's plot?

Chapter 3 is likely the end of the John Wick trilogy, as director Chad Stahelski told Slashfilm that he sees the trilogy as a complete story, and that this is likely the definitive end to that narrative.

Hiroyuki Sanada (The Wolverine, Avengers 4) has been cast as the head of a Japanese crime boss. That character is expected to be Wick's main antagonist.

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Who's directing John Wick Chapter 3?

Chad Stahelski, the co-director of the first chapter of the John Wick franchise, who ran the second chapter on his own, is now officially on board for the third film. This news first came up on ThatHashtagShow and was confirmed by Collider.

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Who's in the cast of John Wick Chapter 3?

Aside from producer/star Keanu Reeves, expect John Leguizamo (Aurelio), Lance Reddick (Charon) and Ian McShane (Winston) to reprise their roles. This is according to an Slashfilm interview with Stahelski. ThatHashtagShow reports that Common (Cassian), Laurence Fishburne (The Bowery King) and Ruby Rose (Ares) are also slated to return.

Chapter 3 is adding more than a few new faces, as The Hollywood Reporter announced that Halle Berry will be in the third chapter. The @JohnWickOfficial twitter account announced that Asia Kate Dillon (as the Adjudicator), Anjelica Huston (as The Director), Mark Dacascos (as Zero) and Jason Mantzoukas (as Tick Tock Man) will also appear. Huston's character is named The Director

No word on if John Wick will still have a dog in this chapter, but if he does, we hope the pup makes it to the end credits.

Is there a John Wick Chapter 3 trailer yet?

Sorry, but we've gotta wait for the first taste of the film. Principal photography may start this month (April 2018), so we're a long ways away from a trailer.

Where will John Wick Chapter 3 take place?

Much like in previous chapters, New York appears to be a main location for Mr. Wick's latest wild ride. The film will also shoot in Montreal, though that's expected to be dressed up as New York, just as in Chapter 2. Stahleski has stated an interest in ending the series in New York.

Other locations, such as Russia and Spain have been floated and made it to the rumor mill, but are labelled more as "potential" and not certain. Mr. Reeves, who's not just a star but a producer, has stated an interest in the film taking place in Tokyo, Japan and Jerusalem.