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John Wick 3: First teaser for Parabellum sees Keanu Reeves's assassin back in action

Reeves has explained the sequel's title means 'prepare for war' 

The first teaser for John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum has been unleashed.

Star Keanu Reeves has said the title means “prepare for war. It’s part of that famous sentence, ‘Si vis pacem, para bellum,’ which translates as, ‘If you want peace, prepare for war.’”

A new poster has also been released alongside the teaser, with a full trailer expected on Thursday, 17 January.

The film will also star Halle Berry, Asia Kate Dillon, Mark Dacascos, Anjelica Huston, and Jason Mantzoukas; with Ian McShane, Laurence Fishburne, and Lance Reddick all returning.

Reeves teased of Berry’s character: “Yeah, John Wick is fighting for his life and thinks that Halle Berry’s character has some information for him. They have a past, and they get involved with The High Table, this kind of overlording entity.”

Speaking last year with The Independent, director Chad Stahelski hinting the upcoming sequel may be John Wick’s final outing.

“We are going to put in something about the High Table, how that all works,” he said. “We’re going to put in something about where John comes from, and where he wants to go. I don’t want to say too much more, but it will be a nice completion to Mr Wick’s journey.”

John Wick: Chapter 3 reaches cinemas 17 May 2019.

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