Well, it’s a happy Friday for all you John Wick fans out there. According to a new report from That Hashtag Show, Chad Stahelski has officially signed on to direct the third (and possibly final) installment in the John Wick franchise.
As most of you know, he co-directed the first film and was the sole director for John Wick 2. The report also claims that Common, Ruby Rose and Laurence Fishburne will return for this third movie. Production is set to begin next month (February) and the release date is currently scheduled for May 17, 2019.
This franchise really came out of nowhere. The original film was released, kinda under the radar, and then it blew up. Word of mouth really set this franchise up for a nice run. And it doesn’t hurt that the nicest dude in Hollywood, Keanu Reeves, has the lead role.
For those wondering, the first film made $88 million and the second movie brought home $171 million. If the trend continues, John Wick 3 could push $200 million at the box office.[mashshare]