At the end of John Wick: Chapter 2, Keanu Reeves’ titular hitman found himself with a $14 million bounty on his head and excommunicated from the Continental Hotel, after killing an enemy on the premises. Has Reeves’ character been able to enjoy a period of peace — a contemplative pause accompanied, perhaps, by a refreshing cup of tea — between the events of that film and those of John Wick: Chapter 3?
“Number three starts literally a minute after the second film ends,” franchise director Chad Stahelski tells EW. “It’s John Wick trying to get out of New York City and find some way out of the box he’s gotten himself into. The first part of the film is John Wick escaping New York and trying to line up the assets he’ll need to find a way out of the problem he’s in.”
Chapter 3 costars series veterans Ian McShane, Laurence Fishburne, and Lance Reddick, as well as franchise newbies Halle Berry, Mark Dacascos, Asia Kate Dillon, Anjelica Huston, and Jason Mantzoukas.
The film, titled John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum, hits theaters May 17, and you can watch the first trailer above.