John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum opens up the wide world of the Wick franchise even further than the two films that came before it. Yes, John Wick (Keanu Reeves) is still out here killing fools with all sorts of interesting inanimate objects—plus the occasional horse—but we also learn a good deal more about the governing council of killers known as The High Table. With that, the film introduces two new villains: The Adjudicator (Asia Kate Dillon) the High Table representative who arrives in New York demanding payment for John’s actions in John Wick Chapter 2, and Zero (Mark Dacascos), a hitman hired by the High Table who has an army of ninjas at his disposal and an almost fan-boyish appreciation for John Wick’s killin’ skills.
Before the film’s premiere, I sat down with Asia Kate Dillon and Mark Dacascos to discuss their first days on set, entering the wild world of the John Wick franchise, and working out the strange chemistry between their characters. Check out what he had to say in the player above, and below is exactly what we talked about. John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum also stars Halle Berry, Laurence Fishburne, Anjelica Huston, Ian McShane, Lance Reddick, and Jerome Flynn.
Asia Kate Dillon & Mark Dacascos
- Whether Dillon ever had any problems quickly saying “The Adjudicator”.
- What their first day on set was like, and how they prepared for entering a franchise as wild as John Wick.
- How they figured out the oddball chemistry between their two characters and avoided the pitfalls of cliche villains.
- The moment in the film that seems like a shout-out to Dacascos’ time as the Chairman of Iron Chef America.
Here is the official synopsis for John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum:
In this third installment of the adrenaline-fueled action franchise, super-assassin John Wick (Keanu Reeves) returns with a $14 million price tag on his head and an army of bounty-hunting killers on his trail. After killing a member of the shadowy international assassin’s guild, the High Table, John Wick is excommunicado, but the world’s most ruthless hit men and women await his every turn.