One of the most surprising franchises to come to life over the past five years has been the “John Wick” series. Action star Keanu Reeves continues to soar in the absurd action films. Part of the allure of the franchise has been the willingness to go to places no other movie franchise would go. The craft and cinematography of the action has also elevated the material. After the first two became cult hits, the franchise moves into the summer to play with the big boys. Today we got our first trailer for “John Wick Chapter 3: Parrabellum,” and the results do not disappoint.

The new story picks up immediately after “John Wick Chapter 2,” where Wick went on the run. After murdering his enemy in the confines of the Continental, Wick opens himself up to being hunted by other assassins. He takes off on the run, without the help of his trusted friend Winston (Ian McShane). However, while he may not have the protection of The Continental, there is still plenty of action to be had.

Perhaps most exciting about the new film will be the inclusion of a slew of brand new characters to the franchise. The standout appears to be one Halle Berry, an Oscar-winning actress and well-known fan of genre action films. Anjelica Huston also joins the cast in a seemingly important role. Last but not least, Asia Kate Dillon seems to be a wrecking ball in this film, and could easily launch their career into the mainstream. The action film looks to take over the weekend of its release, a good three weeks after “Avengers: End Game” and a week after “Detective Pikachu” releases. With any luck, Mr. Wick and his friends will have another hit on the hands.

What do you think of the new “John Wick Chapter 3” trailer? What moments were your favorites from the tease? Let us hear your thoughts in the comments below! 

John Wick Chapter 3: Parabellum” releases on May 17, 2019. Lionsgate distributes. 

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