John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum's First Trailer Finds Its Murderous Hero on the Run

John Wick and a very good dog running in the rain.
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John Wick has always been a rather notable man but in the first trailer for John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum, his, let’s say “popularity,” is at an all-time high.


After being excommunicated from the Continental for violating the High Table’s rules by killing another assassin on neutral ground, the worldwide hit has been placed on Wick (Keanu Reeves), and the professional must fight to escape New York City if there’s any chance of saving his hide. With the bounty on his head, most everyone John’s ever worked with and might have considered an ally now sees him as a target too valuable to give up—except for Sofia (Halle Berry), who might end up having some ulterior motives of her own.

Much to John’s dismay, there’s no way to guarantee his safe passage out of the city and while neither Continental Hotel owner Winston (Ian McShane) and the High Table’s Director Anjelica Huston say it explicitly, there’s a very good chance that John’ll be long dead before he reaches the city limits.

There will be blood, and there will be mayhem when John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum hits theaters on May 17.

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Charles Pulliam-Moore is an NYC-based culture critic whose work centers on fandom, pop culture, politics, race, and sexuality. He still thinks Cyclops made a few valid points.


Angrier Geek

Halle Berry is action movie sauce! She just makes whatever you’re doing better. Die Another Day and even Swordfish (which has one of the best opening sequences you’ll ever see...before turning into crap). Shame she was yet other woman wasted in Kingsmen: The Golden Circle.

But here’s something I was thinking about when John Wick 2 springs to mind. The “bad guy” (they’re all bad guys, even Wick, so it’s a relative term) was right. John didn’t have to go on a murder spree over a dog and a car. It’s a choice he made, not to even speak to Viggo and those were the consequences. I’d appreciate if future villains not point things like this out to me.