The first two John Wick movies provided even the most jaded film fan with some of the most exciting action of recent years, and expectations are high for the upcoming third entry. John Wick: Chapter 3 arrives in May, and a new image has been released.
The picture comes via Entertainment Weekly. As fans of the series will know, retired hitman Wick’s troubles began in the first movie when his beloved dog, left by his dead wife, was killed. But it looks like our hero, played once more by Keanu Reeves, has some new canine friends in Chapter 3. The dogs belong to Sofia, a new character played by Halle Berry. Check the image out below.
In an interview with EW, Reeves revealed that Berry’s character “has a past with John,” and ends up helping him as he is hunted by rival assassins. In addition, director Chad Stahelski provided some information about Sofia’s furry pals. “Whereas John’s puppy was symbolic of his wife, Halle’s two dogs are symbolic of someone she’s lost,” he said. Stahelski also revealed that there is an action scene centered around them.
John Wick: Chapter 3 hits theaters on May 16, 2019. Ian McShane and Lawrence Fishburne will reprise their roles from previous movies, and the new cast includes Asia Kate Dillon (Orange is the New Black), Mark Dacascos (Cradle 2 the Grave), Jason Mantzoukas (Brooklyn Nine-Nine, The Good Place), and Angelica Huston (Isle of Dogs).
There is also a John Wick TV spin-off named The Continental in the works, which was announced by Starz earlier in the year. The channel’s president Chris Albrecht said that the show will “include the thunderous fight sequences and intensely staged shootouts between professional assassins and their targets that fans have come to expect in the John Wick movie franchise as well as introducing some new, darkly compelling characters who inhabit this underground world.”