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John Wick 3 could film this year and the aim is to expand that movie’s universe

May 25th, 2017 by Marc Comments

John Wick was great. A real blow from the dark that no-one saw coming. John Wick 2 was good – although not as good because it had lost the ‘wow’ factor. So yes, we’re very excited for the third instalment.

Which is, it seems, already in the planning.

Director Chad Stahelski, chatting to Collider, has revealed that the third installment may begin filming as early as this year.

“We’re currently in the middle of writing it right now. It’s more of a how fast can we get our shit together. But I would assume that if not by the end of this year, the beginning of next year… Currently I’m acting as prep director. Hopefully everything will work out time wise.”

The director admits that they have reached the peak as far as adrenalin-fuelled maddens goes but that now they what to maintain the heights they reached and, more importantly (and exciting for fans like us) explore the world of John Wick: “I feel like there are all these different subtleties that I skipped over in [Chapter 2], that I’d like to go back to on [in Chapter 3] and show you the inner workings of different parts of New York.

“So rather than massive set pieces, I’d like to show you cooler and more intricate ones… I think it would be a mistake budget wise and creatively to just go big and blow up a freeway. That’s not our gig. That’s a comic book or a Bond gig. We want to show you cool and intricate details. What are those little details in everyday life? Hopefully – we make people look at garbage collectors and cleaner vans and homeless people a little differently now.”

While Keanu Reeves’ John Wick is an interesting character, we have to admit it’s the world he inhabits that really makes us war to go back for more… here’s hoping Chapter 3 can continue to build on that.

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Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….