He's thinking he's back -- or will be soon, anyway.
One of the many upcoming films with Just Shut Up And Take Our Money status is "John Wick: Chapter 3." Lionsgate promoted the movie as part of its CinemaCon lineup, sharing a basic plot synopsis, and a promotional poster.
The poster is only barely worth mentioning, since it's simply the title of the movie and not up to the standard of what we're sure they're going to provide before the movie comes out.
But it exists. So here it is, along with the plot synopsis, both via Collider:
"John Wick (Keanu Reeves) is on the run for two reasons... he's being hunted for a global $14 million dollar open contract on his life, and for breaking a central rule: taking a life on Continental Hotel grounds. The victim was a member of the High Table who ordered the open contract. John should have already been executed, except the Continental's manager, Winston, has given him a one-hour grace period before he's 'Excommunicado' – membership revoked, banned from all services and cut off from other members. John uses the service industry to stay alive as he fights and kills his way out of New York City."
The "John Wick" poster game is too strong to consider that a real poster. It's just a placeholder for CinemaCon.
We're hoping for something more like this by the time the film opens next year:
It does sound like the story picks up directly from "Chapter 2," which makes sense and continues the heightened sense of urgency.
Back in June 2017, director Chad Stahelski talked to the Independent about what elements he hopes to explore in "Chapter 3":
"We are going to put in something about the High Table, how that all works. We're going to put in something about where John comes from, and where he wants to go. I don't want to say too much more, but it will be a nice completion to Mr. Wick's journey."
Completion. Don't forget that there's also a John Wick spinoff series coming to Starz, called "The Continental."
"Chapter 3" ends the film trilogy on May 17, 2019.
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After gunning down a member of the High Table -- the shadowy international assassin's guild -- legendary hit man John Wick finds himself stripped of the organization's protective services. Now stuck with a $14 million bounty on his head, Wick must fight his way through the streets of New York as he becomes the target of the world's most ruthless killers. Read More