John Wick: Chapter 3 looks like it's going to have a little more bite now that more set photos have appeared. It looks like his canine friend featured somewhat prominently in John Wick: Chapter 2 is coming back in the next installment. A recent series of set photos show Keanu Reeves dressed-up and soaked in the middle of a rain storm in what looks like New York City.
When audiences last saw John Wick in John Wick: Chapter 2, he had a large contract put out on him because he "conducted business" on Continental grounds and broke one of the cardinal rules. Director Chad Stahelski and screenwriter Derek Kolstad have come back and this time they plan on expanding the John Wick universe. An early synopsis for John Wick 3 describes him as being on the run and "fighting and killing his way out of New York City." The previous John Wick films have reinvigorated the action genre, and with John Wick: Chapter 2 grossing over $171 million worldwide, fans have been craving more of his story.
The fast-paced action thriller all started back in John Wick when several henchmen killed his dog. From there, the world of John Wick came crashing through Hollywood like a barrage of bullets. In John Wick: Chapter 2, the character was introduced to another dog that helped ground him. And now, a new set photo shows off that companion making a return in the third film. Take a look:
Furthermore, another set photo (viewable only on Instagram) showed Keanu Reeves chatting with his newest co-star, Halle Berry. Not much is known about the actress' role in the upcoming movie at the moment. All that is known is that her character's name is Sofia, and she may play the part of a middle-aged mother with a small child. However, in a video posted by ayako_udea1 (a Keanu Reeves fan account), there's a behind-the-scenes clip of Reeves showing off his hard work ethic. The video shows Reeves getting pumped-up to do one of his scenes during an overnight shoot. Take a look:
The BTS photos don't reveal that much about the plot around the third installment in the franchise. But, they do reveal that the scenes will remain similar in look and feel with their luminous and stylized visuals. What's more, other characters from the previous films, such as Ruby Rose's Ares and Ian McShane's Winston, will also appear in the new movie.
It will be interesting to see the John Wick universe expand outside of New York City. John Wick: Chapter 2 provided audiences will a glimpse into the Contintental's international arm when the film took moviegoers to Rome and introduced the High Table. There are rumors that this next installment may take place in Asia, especially with the rumor that Reeves might be teaming up again with his 47 Ronin co-star Hiroyuki Sanada, so it's possible audiences will see even more of the world this time around.
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- John Wick: Chapter 3 (2019) release date: May 17, 2019