John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum

John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum (also known as simply John Wick 3) is a 2019 American neo-noir action thriller film starring Keanu Reeves as the eponymous character. It is the third installment in the John Wick film series, following John Wick (2014) and John Wick: Chapter 2 (2017). The film is directed by Chad Stahelski and written by Derek Kolstad, Shay Hatten, Chris Collins, and Marc Abrams, based on a story by Kolstad. It also stars Halle Berry, Laurence Fishburne, Mark Dacascos, Asia Kate Dillon, Lance Reddick, Anjelica Huston, and Ian McShane. In the film, which picks up minutes after the end of the previous film, ex-hitman John Wick finds himself on the run from legions of assassins after a $14 million contract is put on his head due to his recent actions.


Less than an hour after the events of the second film, John Wick is now a marked man on the run in Manhattan. Before he is labeled "excommunicado" as a result of his unauthorized killing of High Table member Santino D'Antonio inside the New York Continental, Wick travels to the New York Public Library and retrieves two concealed items – a "marker" medallion and a crucifix – but is injured following a fight with a giant assassin named Ernest. Wick seeks medical treatment from an underworld doctor, but his excommunicado begins before the doctor can finish. Wick finishes patching his injury and, upon the doctor's request, shoots him twice to suggest he put up a fight, thus protecting him from the High Table. Upon leaving the doctor's office, John is found by a gang whom he kills in an antique weaponry store.