Lionsgate has dropped multiple goodies ahead of John Wick: Chapter 3 — Parabellum, and we’ll round up a few of them here, beginning with this possibly ominous clip. First, we’ll recall that in the last trailer, the cornered antihero (rightfully) declared that the blood-spattered events that have spanned the entire trilogy weren’t about “just a puppy.” In the above clip, however, viewers will only be thinking about Wick’s second pup, a loyal and beloved pit bull. That’s by design, of course. Fans adore Keanu, but we don’t want to see anything bad happen to another one of John Wick’s dogs.
For reasons unknown, Wick — who’s under an ex communicado order and battling his way out of New York City in this threequel — is en route to the New York Public Library for reasons yet to be discovered. The antihero makes a split-second decision to leave the vehicle and directs the driver to take the canine to The Continental’s concierge. Can this driver be trusted??? It looks like Wick’s willing to take that risk because he’s suddenly facing something that could jeopardize the dog’s safety. Perhaps it’s time for Reeves to blow down the streets on a horse, or the ninjas are coming, or any number of other threats.
Up next, Lionsgate has also created a replica of The Continental hotel (the neutral territory, or safe haven, for the John Wick universe’s criminal network) in Brooklyn at One Hanson Place. Starting on May 10, fans can actually reserve a room and immerse themselves in a Wick-like experience, hopefully without the bloodshed. Full details are pending, but catch a glimpse below.
Wick’s also being sternly surrounded by all in this newly released poster with returning and new characters. It’s still wild to see Laurence Fishburne in this franchise, and Anjelica Huston has arrived with her side-eye. Halle Berry’s character is wearing an expression that says while she’s technically with Wick, she’s not excited to see him, but at least her well-trained dogs know what to do.
Oh, and this canine-themed poster isn’t brand new, but let’s look at it again anyway. Chapter 3 — Parabellum arrives on May 17.