Geekery: Wick is Back on the Big Screen in 2019

The master assassin, his allies, and his enemies are duking it out in a new chapter.

Last week we got news of a new TV series based in the universe. Now we have a date for the next installment of the movies: May 17, 2019.

Some of the characters that made it out of Chapter 2 alive will be returning – Laurence Fishburne, Ruby Rose, Common, and Keanu Reeves have been confirmed. Hiroyuki Sanada is in talks to join the cast as the head of a Japanese crime syndicate according to EW.

There’s bound to be more casting news in before Principal photography starts in March. Some fans are hoping for a Reeves and Carie-Anne Moss reunion. That would be awesome.

Chad Stahelski is directing this one, solo. He gave Collider a hint of his plans for the third movie:

“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 No. 2, that I’d like to go back to on [Chapter 3] and show you the inner workings of different parts of New York.”

I’m expecting more amazing stunts and fights in tight spaces, at least one amazing car chase… can I get some more fancy gun loading while we’re at it?

That would be great, thanks.

John Wick Chapter 3 will hit theaters May 17, 2019.

  • Xodis

    Hope they kind of touch on that “Impossible Job” that was such a big deal and that pretty much caused the second movie.

    • ZeeLobby

      Oh, I always thought that he was supposed to kill the woman who became his wife. Instead he fell in love, wanted out, and made a deal with the devil to avoid honoring that contract.

      • Orblivion

        I’m pretty sure it was supposed to be the final job Vigo gave him, the “impossible job” offered as a way out. John went to Santino for some kind of help with the job, hence the marker.

        • ZeeLobby

          Ah. I figured Santino wanted Wick to murder his would be wife, and instead he fell in love with her, and offered the marker, a promise to kill someone else for him whenever/wherever, as payment for not completing his task.

      • Xodis

        That would be a pretty neat story, but Im not sure that is what happened. It seemed to me like he just fell in love while being the best killer, then decided to finally get out of it all for her.

  • dave long island

    I’d watch a show based on the incomprehensible nature of fans of this movie franchise. I think those people need to be trapped in the wild and taken to a lab for in depth study. I mean really run a battery of tests on them. That would be a fascinating documentary, IMHO.

    My working theory is that these people must not have had action figures whilst growing up. Having had many such action figures, I can tell you that one GI Joe standing in front of all your other action figures, ie a ton of the Star Wars and Iron Man with Aquaman minus his head for some unknown reason, that GI Joe shooting them all dead with no injury to himself pretty much stratches forever the itch satisfied by these Wick movies. I mean they shoot and shoot and shoot and shoot but never hit him. Meanwhile he never misses. People pay movie ticket prices for that? I’m gonna book some classes at film school.

    • Defenestratus

      Well, he doesn’t come out unscathed. He gets the snot beat out of him in several scenes.

      • dave long island

        But does he get shot and killed? No. He has plot armor, or the other guys have Stormtrooper-itus. Either way, it’s impossible to not be jolted out of the suspension of disbelief unless you’re in the 1st grade and still playing with action figures.

        • Me

          So… Just because some people are entertained by something that does not also entertain you, there is something wrong with those people?

          • dave long island

            I never said there was anything wrong with these people. It’s just that I find them curious that they’d be entertained by these Wick movies. And so they should be studied to find out what science can reveal. Lastly, I offered my own theory as to why they like these movies.

    • zeno666

      I do recall them ‘Joes and Cobras shooting a whole lot without hitting each other in the animated series 😉

      • dave long island

        So, let me get this right. Your argument is that it’s okay for the bad guys to miss on their 10,000 shots at Wick because this also happens on the GI Joe animated TV show???… I rest my case. “No further questions your honor”… lol

        • zeno666

          I probably read your post wrong.
          But I take it you don’t like Hollywood movies.

          • dave long island

            Well they gotta have a thing that explains why the other guys aren’t hitting him when they fire 10,000 rounds of ammunition. Like, with Captain America you will think, ‘well they arent hitting him ’cause he’s a super soldier due to the serum, and he has that awesome unbreakable sheild” or when the Stormtroopers all miss Luke, Han and Chewie you can think, “well they’re clones, so maybe they aren’t quite as good as the genuine article, or maybe clones aren’t as quality as they thought, or maybe their helmets obstruct their vision”, etc. But with Wick there’s no such plot contrivance or device to protect your suspension of disbelief. And so it sucks IMHO.

    • Mike X (Official)

      “Unscathed”? Did you not see the movies? He’s beaten unconscious in the opening 20 minutes of the first movie. By the end, he’s bloodied and broken.

      • dave long island

        But does he get shot and killed? No. He has plot armor, or the other guys have Stormtrooper-itus. Either way, it’s impossible to not be jolted out of the suspension of disbelief unless you’re in the 1st grade and still playing with action figures.

        • Mike X (Official)

          Says a guy on a web site dedicated to using said miniatures for mock battles involving laser guns, power armor, aliens, and demons that squirt maple syrup at enemies.

          Look in a mirror, bro.

    • rakshasa

      The snobbery is high in this one. Myeah

      • dave long island

        Mayhap.

    • scadugenga

      Sounds like someone hasn’t actually watched the movie.

      • dave long island

        No I saw the first one. Why was he shot and killed in that one? Did I miss him dying after being shot?… lol Maybe I was getting a refill of Cherry Coke or buying some more Twizzlers and so missed it… lol

        • scadugenga

          So, in one fight alone, he gets shot twice, (while wearing a vest) has a bottle humpty-dumptied upside his head, and then gets stabbed in the abdomen with the broken bottle before getting thrown off the balcony to land on the floor below.

          Guess you missed all that.

          And before you yell “plot armor! Go JOE!” about surviving all that. Navy Seal Mike Day, in just one gunfight near Fallujah, was shot 27 times. 11 bullets stopped by armor, but 16 penetrated. A grenade also went off 10′ away from him. After all that, he still managed to kill 2 inurgents with his pistol.

          Truth stranger than fiction, alright…