(In the first few minutes, John Wick kills people with a library book, about fourteen zillion knives, and A HORSE.) With the choreographed spectacle of an old-school musical and the bone-thudding skill of a great action director, this thing moves, its death count skyrocketing between glowering dialogues about fealty and honor.
Variety reports that John Wick 3 is heading for a 30 to 35 million dollars opening weekend, and should remove Endgame from the top spot. I could live here for the rest of my career.
"I enjoy making these movies because there's no limit", he said. "We'll let the audience figure that out".
Sure, the bread and butter of any John Wick movie is its skull-splitting, blood-splattering action scenes-filmed here, as inventively, exhilaratingly, and wince-inducingly as ever, by stuntman-turned-director Chad Stahelski-but almost as interesting, it turns out, is the fantastical world John Wick skulks around in between his massacres. "It should be fun". As Continental Manager Winston (Ian McShane) puts it, John Wick needs to decide whether he's the boogie man or, simply, a man.
The "Catwoman" star debuted the fresh buzz at a special screening of "John Wick: Chapter 3 - Parabellum". Winston gives John an hour's grace, which invites the attention of the High Table that keeps order in the assassin community. John uses the service industry to stay alive as he fights and kills his way out of New York City.
Halle Berry, Angelica Huston, Asia Kate Dillon, Mark Dacascos, and Jason Mantzoukas are also starring in the film alongside Yayan Ruhian, Cecep Arif Rahman, and Tiger Hu Chen. Laurence Fishburne, Lance Reddick, and Ruby Rose are expected to reprise their roles in the sequel, with Hiroyuki Sanada (The Wolverine) reportedly playing the main villain.
While John Wick: Chapter 4 has yet to be announced, there is a John Wick TV spin-off in the works - The Continental, coming to Starz.
While the violence may be ramping up in John Wick: Chapter 3 - Parabellum, BuzzFeed has taken this opportunity to remind us that all the mayhem began with a cute and cuddly puppy.