New teaser videos for John Wick: Chapter 3 - Parabellum confirm that a trailer is coming on Thursday. Released in 2014, the original John Wick introduced Keanu Reeves as the titular reluctant hitman with a near-supernatural presence. The film went on to be a surprise sleeper hit, grossing $88 million worldwide on a modest budget of just $20 million.
In the sequel John Wick: Chapter 2, Reeves' character found himself once again being pulled into the world of assassins, but this time the stakes were raised and the mayhem increased. Box office grosses swelled as well, with the movie taking in $171 million worldwide. Director Chad Stahelski, who co-helmed the first film alongside David Leitch before taking on solo directorial duties for Chapter 2, is now coming back for a third John Wick film, as is Keanu Reeves. This time, Wick finds himself on the run with a $14 million price tag on his head and multiple assassins in pursuit.
The first teaser trailer for John Wick: Chapter 3 was released back in January, and now a new trailer is confirmed to be arriving on Thursday, March 21. The announcement comes via IGN, along with a set of eight new teaser videos affording a glimpse of the ante-raising action to come when John Wick returns for another go-around. Check them out at the link above.
The new set of teasers each focus in on a different character, some making their first appearances in the John Wick universe. First up is Halle Berry's new assassin Sofia, who looks very calm posing with her pair of German Shepherds with the words "Everyone is Waiting for John Wick" emblazoned on the screen. Next up is another Oscar-winning new cast member, Angelica Huston as The Director, a member of the mysterious High Table. Also waiting for John Wick is new cast member Asia Kate Dillon as The Adjudicator, who again sits on the High Table. The final new character is Mark Dacascos as Zero, an assassin with a personal vendetta against Wick. The final four teasers preview returning characters: Ian McShane's Continental Hotel proprietor Winston, Laurence Fishburne as Wick ally Bowery King, Lance Reddick as Charon, and of course John's dog.
It remains to be seen what role each of the above characters will play in the new story, but it's safe to assume that things will turn out to be very violent. The first John Wick was indeed a blood-soaked story, but the sequel ramped up the mayhem even more, featuring even more elaborate Hong Kong-style fight choreography. After setting his action-centric agenda in the first two films, there's little doubt that Chad Stahelski will try to outdo himself yet again in John Wick: Chapter 3 - Parabellum.
- John Wick: Chapter 3 - Parabellum (2019) release date: May 17, 2019