John Wick: Chapter 3 might be one of the more anticipated action films in development and we might have just learned when the film could begin shooting. While speaking with director Chad Stahelski, Collider was able to get him to tease when the third film could potentially begin filming.
“It’s more of a how fast can we get our shit together. But I would assume that if not by the end of this year, the beginning of next year.”
Keanu Reeves has likened the third film to John Carpenter’s Escape From New York, but it remains to be seen if Wick will be grounded to only to New York City for another entire film. Considering, they just opened up the idea of an international manhunt for him.
John Wick: Chapter 2 seemingly reveals that the High Table will be the villains of the next film, if not future sequels. This was hinted to by their $14 million international hit on Wick.
The museum scene also hints to this as the statue demi-god Hercules encircled by 12 Greek gods (as seen in the header image) its imagery is a wrath-filled killing of his messenger Lichas after Hercules believes he has attempted to poison him. Mirroring John’s situation at the end of the film.
The High Table is the unseen Greater Scope Villains of John Wick: Chapter 2. They are a council of 12 crime bosses from some of the world’s most powerful criminal organizations. It is the goal of Santino D’Antonio to become a member of the High Table.
The known criminal syndicates apart of the High Table include Camorra (Naples, Italy), Sicilian Mafia (Sicily, Italy), ‘Ndrangheta (Calabria, Italy), and Triad (China/Hong Kong). It’s expected each seat in the group of 12 would be represented by 12 different criminal organizations from around the world. Although, with the death of Gianna D’Antonio and her treacherous brother Santino it’s possible the council will be down to 11 members.
A release date isn’t being revealed here but seeing it released in late 2018 or early 2019 wouldn’t be hard to imagine.