Now officially dubbed John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum and coming with a spiffy new poster, the third entry in Keanu Reeves‘ headshots-galore action franchise is set to release its first full trailer on Thursday, January 17. Lionsgate released a teaser for the trailer—because them’s the rules these days—which gives a glimpse of the hard-hitting action along with an ominous voice-over teasing the story: “John Wick. Excommunicado in three, two, one…”
There’s not much by way of footage in the teaser. But the visuals we do get certainly are striking, and there is the exact right amount of shots featuring ninjas brandishing swords while riding motorcycles (see: one shot) for the hype to be real. The third John Wick chapter once again reunites Reeves with his Matrix co-star Laurence Fishburne, with newcomers Halle Berry, Anjelica Huston, Jason Mantzoukas, and Robin Lord Taylor getting in on the action. Chad Stahelski returns to direct a script from Derek Kolstad.
Check out the teaser below. John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum guns its way into theaters on May 17.
— John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum (@JohnWickMovie) January 15, 2019
For more on the third John Wick film, check out the links below:
- New ‘John Wick 3’ Image Reveals Anjelica Huston as “The Director”
- ‘John Wick: Chapter 3’ Director Chad Stahelski Teases the Future of the Franchise
- New ‘John Wick: Chapter 3’ Images Have Keanu Reeves Meeting Up with Halle Berry
Here is the official synopsis for John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum:
John Wick (Keanu Reeves) is on the run for two reasons… he’s being hunted for a global $14 million dollar open contract on his life, and for breaking a central rule: taking a life on Continental Hotel grounds. The victim was a member of the High Table who ordered the open contract. John should have already been executed, except the Continental’s manager, Winston, has given him a one-hour grace period before he’s “Excommunicado” – membership revoked, banned from all services and cut off from other members. John uses the service industry to stay alive as he fights and kills his way out of New York City.