​New Look At Characters For ‘John Wick: Parabellum’

Who's excited for the third installment of John Wick?

Last time we saw Reeves' suited hitman, he was on the run for his life with a huge open contract on his head, meaning we've all been left wondering what's coming next.

Well, the hype continues to mount with a new look at characters for the forthcoming flick, after an image was shared on Twitter of the returning Laurence Fishburne and Ian McShane.

You'll remember the latter from his turn as Winston in the first two John Wick movies, while Fishburne will be reprising his role as the Bowery King, as introduced in the second film.

One impressed fan commented: "Ian McShane is so cool."

Another wrote: "Can't wait for this to come back."

Someone else tweeted: "Morpheous and Odin wanna kill Wick? That's like the wildest timeline ever."

Of course, Keanu Reeves will also be back as the titular character - bringing with him a band of new actors including newcome Halle Berry, who plays 'woman on a mission' Sofia.

The official title for the film was also recently revealed as John Wick: Parabellum.

While that sounds great and all, we were left wondering WTF it meant. Well, although the word is a type of semi-automatic pistol or machine gun, it's actually taken from a famous saying.

'Si vis pacem, para bellum' translates as 'If you want peace, prepare for war.'

Powerful stuff, eh?

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While John Wick: Parabellum won't be hitting cinemas until May NEXT YEAR (I know), we do have a dew details on what to expect, thanks to the official synopsis: "John should have already been executed, except the Continental's manager, Winston, has given him a one-hour grace period before he's 'Excommunicado' - membership revoked, banned from all services and cut off from other members. John uses the service industry to stay alive as he fights and kills his way out of New York City."

And co-director Chad Stahelski has also promised us good things, telling Collider: "We want, not so much to go bigger on the third one, but to show you more of the intricacies of the world.

"I feel like there are all these different subtleties that I skipped over in Number Two, that I'd like to go back to on and show you the inner workings of different parts of New York. So rather than massive set pieces, I'd like to show you cooler and more intricate ones.

"I think it would be a mistake budget wise and creatively to just go big and blow up a freeway. That's not our gig. That's a comic book or a Bond gig. We want to show you cool and intricate details."

Featured Image Credit: Lionsgate

Jess Hardiman

Jess Hardiman is a journalist who graduated from Manchester University with a BA in Film Studies, English Language and Literature, and has previously worked for Time Out and The Skinny among others.

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