The new trailer for John Wick: Chapter 3 - Parabellum has been officially released online. After getting its start back in 2014, the John Wick series is one of several Hollywood franchises that looks to be winding down to a close in 2019. Though director Chad Stahelski has stated he'll always have ideas for more sequels, Parabellum has - as far back as June 2017 - been sold as the "completion to Mr. Wick's journey." Whether that means the Baba Yaga meets his end this time around remains to be seen, but one way or another, the film should provide a sense of finality for the character.
Subtitle Parabellum is an indication of that. Building off Chapter 2's cliffhanger ending, the third film sees John go to war against the very underground society he was once a part of, fighting for his life against the High Table and all of the assassins interested in collecting the $14 million bounty on his head. Fans are expecting nothing less than a hard-hitting thrill ride, and the first Parabellum trailer from earlier this year certainly teased that. Now, marketing continues with the debut of a new preview.
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Today, Lionsgate unveiled the next John Wick: Chapter 3 trailer. Watch it for yourself in the space below:
Much like the first trailer, this preview delivers more of what fans have come to expect from these movies (plenty of thrilling, brilliantly choreographed action sequences), while also shedding a little more light on the character dynamics. Halle Berry's Sofia appears to be in the role of the reluctant helper, as she isn't particularly thrilled John's tracked her down but still provides some aid. It also looks like Continental owner Winston remains on John's side (despite calling in the bounty); not only may he be at odds with members of the High Table, he (at least temporarily) reinstates John's Continental privileges so John can pick out lots of guns as he deals with a nonstop swarm of foes. Winston will likely have to face some severe consequences for that, but he's doing what he can to support his friend.
What's great about the John Wick 3 trailers is they've more then effectively sold audiences on the film while simultaneously keeping numerous story beats under wraps. Mysterious figure the Tick Tock Man (Jason Mantzoukas) is nowhere to be seen here, and neither is The Elder (Saïd Taghmaoui). Instead, marketing has highlight the villainous roles of The Adjudicator (Asia Kate Dillon) and Zero (Mark Dacascos), leaving the others a surprise for when the movie opens. That's a smart strategy on Lionsgate's part. By now, everyone knows the real selling point is Reeves doing battle against enemies, so there's no need to reveal all in the previews. Hopefully the actual film is as eye-catching and captivating as the trailer, concluding the John Wick trilogy on the highest of notes.
- John Wick: Chapter 3 - Parabellum (2019) release date: May 17, 2019