When last we saw John Wick on the big screen, he was hightailing it out of New York City with a contract on his head, and things were looking pretty darn bleak for everyone's favorite retired hitman/dog lover. Fans have been salivating for a continuation of the story. Luckily, Entertainment Weekly shared the first images from the highly anticipated John Wick: Chapter 3; they show theÂ titular assassin (Keanu Reeves) on the run and meeting up with an old friend, played by Halle Berry. And she, like John, is apparently also has a fondness for our canine friends.We like her already.
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In this continuation, John meets his old friend Sofia (Berry) in the Middle East, and just as John's dearly departed dog was the symbol of his lost relationship, her dogs are a link to her own lost love. The film's directorÂ Chad Stahelski told EW, "Johnâ€™s puppy was symbolic of his wife, Halleâ€™s two dogs are symbolic of someone sheâ€™s lost." The two dogs in question are a pair ofÂ Belgian Malinois, and you just know they're going to figure into the action somehow. We're calling it now: they will be our favorite characters.
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This latest film will also give us an origin story of sorts for John Wick, presumably in flashbacks, and we'll be meeting one of the people responsible for shaping him and turning him into the world's most badass hitman, played by screen icon Anjelica Huston. There will also be lots of broody shots of Keanu Reeves in the rain, and we are totally here for it.John Wick: Chapter 3 hits theaters on May 17, 2019.