When we last left John Wick (Keanu Reeves) in John Wick: Chapter 2, he was using whatever time Winston (Ian McShane) gave him to outrun the assassins that were after the bounty on his head. It’s clear that we will see a new eclectic mix of killers this time around. Now with John Wick: Chapter 3 currently in production, we are getting an early look at who some of those fun assassins may be.
Halle Berry, Anjelica Huston, Jason Mantzoukas, Asia Kate Dillon, and Mark Dacascos are now joining the cast. And to make sure the threat is real, John Wick will also have to face the likes of Yayan Ruhian and Cecep Arif Rahman (of The Raid) and more. More on the story below.
THR was the first to report on the story. While they were unable to reveal any new plot details, they confirm that Chad Stahelski will be returning to direct the third chapter.
Here’s what THR is able to say. Berry’s role is being kept a secret, but sources say that she will not play the villain. The actress confirmed she would be playing someone named Sofia. So will Sofia be a completely innocent bystander or will she help Wick in his time of need? Guess we will have to find out sooner or later.
She won’t be alone. Huston and Dillon are also set to star in the film. Huston will play a character called The Director. Dillon is The Adjudicator of the High Table – the organization that Wick was a part of before he was excommunicato.
As for Dacascos and Mantzoukas, they will be playing assassins. Dacascos who is also known for his roles in Hawaii Five-O and Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. will be playing an assassin called Zero. Mantzoukas (The League, Parks and Recreation) will take the role of The Tick-Tock Man. The name itself already has me hooked.
Ruhian and Rahman will try to collect their bounty. Man of Tai Chi star Tiger Hu Chen will also play an assassin.
McShane and Laurence Fishburne will both reprise their respective roles.
John Wick 3 will take place after the events of John Wick 2. In it, we find our title assassin on the run after he broke the number one rule by killing someone on Continental grounds. Now every assassin on earth is looking to collect the bounty. So it should be interesting to see how our favorite assassin makes it out alive.
John Wick: Chapter 3 will hit theaters on May 17, 2019.
[Source: THR (Berry) | THR (Huston)]