The JOHN WICK trilogy has consisted of some of the best action films in recent memory. Both films did fairly well with both audiences and critics, leaving fans excited for the third and supposedly final installment to Keanu Reeves' trilogy, JOHN WICK: CHAPTER 3 - PARABELLUM. Recently, a few days ago precisely, a poster for the film was released, teasing the debut of the official trailer today. But in addition to a handful of new images and the trailer itself, Lionsgate was also gracious enough to debut a brand-new teaser poster for the film, starring Keanu Reeves as John Wick at gunpoint by countless soldiers or assassins.
Regarding the trailer itself, it's quite an extensive one, showing some spectacular shots of Keanu Reeves in the titular role and Halle Berry. At the very least, at a length of two minutes and seventeen seconds, it's certainly more of a teaser than the nearly three-minute "teaser trailer" for SPIDER-MAN: FAR FROM HOME, which debuted this past Tuesday. Both of the trailers from SPIDER-MAN: FAR FROME HOME and PARABELLUM are expected to be shown for audiences who attending opening weekend showings for M. Night Shyamalayn's GLASS, which we called a "" in our review here.
To supplement what is effectively the launching point of the marketing campaign for JOHN WICK: CHAPTER 3, leading up to its May release date, are a handful of new images in high resolution. Set photos with Reeves riding a horse in what seems to be one of the film's many intense action sequences have been released with an official image. And with the franchise's fantastic track record of outstanding and intense moments, I wouldn't be surprised if some of these moments top what Christopher McQuarrie and Tom Cruise did with MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE - FALLOUT this past summer and will do with the sequels in the summer of 2021 and 2022.
The first entry in the trilogy, JOHN WICK, was made for just 20 million in terms of its production budget, and was able to nearly crack 100 million worldwide with an 88.7 million total. The second entry in the trilogy, JOHN WICK: CHAPTER TWO, was actually Lionsgate's thirteenth highest grossing film of all time domestically, with its 171.5 million worldwide and an unspecified production budget. PARABELLUM, judging by these numbers, surely won't be a massive blockbuster but rather a sleeper hit that will have huge profit margins thanks to an expected low production budget.
In this third installment of the adrenaline-fueled action franchise, super-assassin John Wick (Keanu 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.
JOHN WICK: CHAPTER 3 - PARABELLUM hits theaters on May 17, 2019.