Let’s be real: John Wick came out of nowhere. The modest film turned out to be the best fucking action thriller to come along in a long time, spawned an equally awesome sequel and an upcoming television show, and reminded all of us that Keanu Reeves is truly one of the greatest action stars of all time. If you craved a relatively grounded game of cat and mouse with the most relatable revenge motivation of all time (yes, dead wife, but also THEY KILLED HIS DOG), John Wick was there to satiate that need. John Wick 2 was one of the few sequels to live up to the original, and it’s an understatement to say that fans are hyped for the third chapter.
Collider reported on the teaser poster and the new synopsis for John Wick 3 from CinemaCon, and it sounds like a kickass time at the movies.
“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.”
Honestly, if this was any other franchise, I’d be worried about how sharply the stakes have risen, but the John Wick franchise has earned by unwavering support at this point. It’s Keanu’s world and we’re all just living in it.
May 17, 2019, cannot get here fast enough.