There’s a ton of things happening right now with all things John Wick. The origin comic, as well as two spin-offs are among the raft of projects already in development as Chad Stahelski now looks toward bringing the third film in the canon to life for next year.
For this, casting is already underway and with exclusive reporting from That Hashtag Show which reveals the addition of actor Sanada Hiroyuki to the movie. Sanada, whose international career has seen him work with legends like Fukusaku Kinji, Corey Yuen, and stars like Jackie Chan and Michelle Yeoh.
Reuniting with 47 Ronin lead Keanu Reeves reprising the title role of the John Wick franchise, Sanada will star the head of a crime syndicate with a score to settle with our stoic assassin now on the run from his former fellowship of clandestined assassins. The two will reportedly be rejoined by actress Ruby Rose and actor Common following their appearances in last year’s sequel in which both go toe-to-toe with Reeves.
The report also states that Reeves also wants to cast Tilda Swinton (Doctor Strange) in addition to a female role in her 20’s though 40’s. Derek Kolstad is scripting the film which completes the trilogy by its May release while the crew readies two spin-offs: STARZ series The Continental from writer Chris Collins, and Lionsgate-acquired Ballerina with Shay Hatten penning.
With more cast confirmations pending and locations expected in part in Spain and Russia, John Wick: Chapter Three starts principal photography on March 1 in New York City ahead of its May 17, 2019 release.
Read more at That Hashtag Show.