John Wick 3 Will Have The Highest Death Count Yet

If a film about a guy going around killing people in order to get revenge doesn't already sound brutal enough, it's just been confirmed that the next John Wick film will have the highest death count yet.

In an interview with Entertainment Weekly, Keanu Reeves - who rocks the film franchise as the title character - says the death count will 'land slightly north' of the first two, which could mean there will be a lot of death.

In the first John Wick film, Reeves' retired hitman takes out 84 people, which on its own is pretty staggering, but the death toll takes a huge jump to 128 in the second one.

This is a 34 per cent jump in deaths between the first and second film, meaning if Chapter 3 is due to follow a similar trajectory, the death count could be nudging towards the 200 mark.

Keanu Reeves On The Run In John Wick 3. Credit: Entertainment Weekly
Keanu Reeves On The Run In John Wick 3. Credit: Entertainment Weekly

That's got to be pretty good even for a hitman - whose accuracy and efficiency actually fell between the films.

In the first film, Wick had kill accuracy of 86 per cent, but this went down to just 80 per cent in film two - but he still managed to kill more people on his renewed rampage.

John Wick: Chapter 3 was previously rumoured to include the word 'Parabellum' in the title, which means 'Prepare for war' - which sets things up nicely for a blood bath.

Back in 2017, the second installment of the movie trilogy finished with - SPOILER ALERT - John on the run, with a global bounty on his head. So where does that leave him now?

Unsurprisingly, Reeves isn't giving us all the answers just yet, but he did reveal to Entertainment Weekly how the third film is going to kick off.

He said: "The third chapter is literally connected to two and starts with John Wick on the run. It goes crazy from there."

He also went on to discuss how the film's newcomer, Halle Berry, is set to get involved, adding: "She has a past with John. I end up going to find her to see if she can help me."

It wouldn't be a John Wick film unless there were dogs playing a huge role, and this time they belong to Berry's character Sofia.

Back in 2014, John started his revenge-fuelled murder-spree after his puppy was killed, and it looks as though Berry's character also has a pooch-related motive. Reeves said: "Whereas John's puppy was symbolic of his wife, Halle's two dogs are symbolic of someone she's lost."

High death counts, cute doggos and Reeves still on his revenge vendetta - 17 May 2019 cannot come soon enough.

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