John Wick Chapter 3 is set moving up its production schedule. The first installment grossed 88 million on 20 million dollar budget. John Wick: Chapter 2 doubled the box office take of the original movie. It is clear that Lions Gate wants to keep the franchise going.
Omega Underground now reports that the third installment in the John Wick saga will go before cameras starting on April 26th, 2018. This start date differs slightly from a previously reported date. The film will shoot in New York and Montreal, with possible additional photography in Russia and Spain. Keanu Reeves previously mentioned wanting to shoot in Tokyo and Jerusalem as well
Previous reports indicated the return of John Wick 2 cast members Laurence Fishburne, Ruby Rose, Common and Ian McShane. They will reportedly be joined by Westworld actor Hiroyuki Sanada as the film’s main villain.
For his part, Keanu Reeves said in an interview he’d like to see John Wick 3 turn into an Escape From New York scenario. John Wick 2 ended with Reeves literally racing to get out of the city after the price on his head was raised to $14 million.
John Wick Chapter 3 is set for May 17th, 2019.