We’re in the home stretch of the year, but 2017 has been a crazy mixed bag. The new iPhone has facial recognition, Earth has seen an overwhelming amount of fires, hurricanes and earthquakes, the eclipse gave people a reason to stack sunglasses together (it really worked) and politics seem even crazier than ever. It’s just been hectic.
If you’re like me, however, probably one of the biggest bright spots of the year has been the abundant number of great movies we’ve been getting. This is where we go back to February and look at the very successful action film, John Wick: Chapter 2. The film, starring Keanu Reeves, is a sequel to the unexpected hit that came out in 2014, and like the first one, Chapter 2 was a success. It made $92 million at the box office, nearly doubling what the first one made and was met with plenty of praise from critics and audiences. Some critics have also called it one of the best action movies to come out.
One of the biggest praises that people gave Chapter 2 was the film’s world building, as well as its setting up anticipation for a potential third film, making John Wick a trilogy. Those possibilities were confirmed Thursday when Lionsgate announced the official release date for John Wick: Chapter 3. The conclusion to the trilogy will be released on May 17, 2019. While that’s a long wait for fans of the franchise, it’s a noticeably shorter wait compared to the three-year gap between Chapter 1 and Chapter 2. Nonetheless, fans now have a date they can count down to until they finally see Keanu Reeves don the suit, the tie and the handguns again on the big screen.