John Wick: Chapter 3 has cast its villain 1 month ago

John Wick: Chapter 3 has cast its villain

Time to reload, John.

While everyone has been pretty pumped over the news of the John Wick TV show that is currently in the works, let us not forget that the threequel for the original movie is also gearing towards production.

According to the folks at That Hashtag Show, some new details have dropped on the movie, including the very good news that Chad Stahleski will be back in the director's chair, having co-directed the first and directing the second movie all by himself.

Additionally, shooting is set to take place primarily in New York, with further production to take place in Russia and Spain.

Cast-wise, there will be some returning folk, including Chapter 2 highlights Lawrence Fishburne, Common and Ruby Rose, but the main bad-guy will be played by Hiroyuki Sanada.

Just like his Matrix reunion with Fishburne in the second movie, Sanada previously shared the screen with Reeves in Ronin 47.

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Sanada has also been in blockbusters like The Wolverine, Sunshine, The Last Samurai, Life and will also be seen in Avengers 4, in a currently undisclosed role.

On top of that, the studio is looking to cast the leading female role, and Reeves has told People that he would love his Constantine co-star Tilda Swinton to join the ranks of the Wick family, but whether that role and Swinton's potential involvement are one and the same is impossible to say at this point.

We'll know for certain when John Wick: Chapter 3 explodes into cinemas on 17 May 2019.

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