Keanu Reeves has confirmed the full John Wick 3 title! Talking to ComingSoon.net, the actor says the official title is John Wick 3: Parabellum.
Asked what “Parabellum” is referring to, he added: “Prepare for war. It’s part of that famous sentence, ‘Si vis pacem, para bellum,’ which translates as, ‘If you want peace, prepare for war.'”
Reeves also provided a bit more info on Halle Berry’s new character, Sofia. “John Wick is fighting for his life and thinks that Halle Berry’s character has some information for him. They have a past, and they get involved with The High Table, this kind of overlording entity. (laughs)”
The new cast members for John Wick 3: Parabellum also include Anjelica Huston, Asia Kate Dillon, Mark Dacascos, and Jason Mantzoukas. Huston will play “The Director,” Dillon is “The Adjudicator” of the High Table, Dacascos an assassin named “Zero,” and Mantzoukas plays the “Tick Tock Man.” Also joining the cast are Yayan Ruhian and Cecep Arif Rahman from The Raid film franchise as formidable professional killers that Wick has to face off against, as well as martial arts star Tiger Hu Chen from Man of Tai Chi.
In the third installment of the adrenaline-fueled action franchise, super-assassin John Wick (Reeves) returns with a $14 million price tag on his head and an army of bounty-hunting killers on his trail. After killing a member of the shadowy international assassin’s guild, the High Table, John Wick is excommunicado, but the world’s most ruthless hit men and women await his every turn.
The film, led by Reeves, will reunite Academy Award nominee Laurence Fishburne, Ian McShane, and Lance Reddick. Chad Stahelski is returning to direct and Thunder Road Pictures’ Basil Iwanyk and Erica Lee are producing in association with 87Eleven Productions. It will be released by Lionsgate’s Summit Entertainment label on May 17, 2019.