As filming continues on John Wick: Parabellum, it looks like some familiar faces will return in new roles for Keanu Reeves' eponymous assassin.
A new set photo from the third film in the popular action film series shows Laurence Fishburne's Bowery King and Ian McShane's Winston returning once more. The set photo was posted this afternoon on the film's official Instagram account.
While both characters have crossed paths with Wick before, the third installment promises a change in dynamic as the secret assassin organization Winston works for has put out an open contract on Wick's head for the events of the second film. This places McShane's character, who had long been Wick's ally, in a more antagonistic role.
Meanwhile, Fishburne's character leads a network of homeless assassins throughout New York City having nearly been killed by Wick in a previous encounter. While reluctantly helping Wick out in 2017's John Wick: Chapter 2, it looks like Wick's former enemy may be a source for support once more as the hitman desperately tries to escape the city while being hunted by killers from around the world.
With old friends now sworn enemies and bitter rivals now unlikely allies, John Wick's whole world has been turned upside down.
Directed by Chad Stahelski, John Wick: Parabellum stars returning actors Keanu Reeves, Ian McShane, Laurence Fishburne, Ruby Rose, and Common. They are joined by newcomers Halle Berry, Anjelica Huston, Hiroyuki Sanada, Jason Mantzoukas, Mark Dacascos, Asia Kate Dillon, Yayan Ruhian, Cecep Arif Rahman, and Tiger Hu Chen. It is scheduled to open on May 17, 2019.