Keanu Reeves career seems to be full of iconic roles. Some know him as Ted “Theodore” Logan; some as Johnny Utah; some as Neo. Recently, however, Reeves is known for his work as bad ass John Wick and we have the scoop on what to expect from the third installment in the series!
First of all, Chad Stahelski, who co-directed the first film before going solo on the second, is now officially on board for the third film. The film is expected to begin principal photography on March 1st in New York City with additional filming potentially taking place in Spain and Russia!
John Wick 3 will feature a few familiar faces with Cassian (Common) and the Bowery King (Laurence Fishburne) and Ares (Ruby Rose) set to return but the film is going to introduce some new faces as well, and we know who one of them will be. The film’s main antagonist, said to be the head of a Japanese crime syndicate, will be played Hiroyuki Sanada (The Wolverine, Avengers 4). John Wick 3 will represent a reunion for Reeves and Sanada as the pair starred together in the 2013 film 47 Ronin.
We’ve also been told that there is a yet to be cast female role opposite Reeves. The studio is searching for an actress in her late 20s to early 40s and is open to diverse casting. While we’ve heard that Reeves is keen to bring actress Tilda Swinton into the John Wick franchise, this may NOT be that role.
With filming set to begin in just over a month, we’ll expect to hear quite a bit more on the film over the coming months. John Wick 3 is set to debut in theaters May 17, 2019