Keanu Reeves Talks JOHN WICK 3: PARABELLUM - The Meaning of its New Subtitle and Halle Berry's Character


Apparently John Wick: Chapter 3 has a new subtitle. Keanu Reeves confirms that the movie is going to be called John Wick 3: Parabellum and in a recent interview with Comingsoon, he explains the meaning of the new subtitle. He also talks a little bit about Halle Berry's character, Sofia. 

When asked to clarify the film's title, Reeves' said, "It’s both! John Wick 3: Parabellum." He is then asked what "Parabellum" refers to and he explains:

"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.'"

The title obviously fits the franchise and everything that John Wick has gone through. The actor is then asked about Berry's character and how she enhances Wick. We don't know much about the character, but we do know that she's not a villain, she's a woman on a mission. Reeves' says:

"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. (laughs)"

Reeves and Berry are joined by Laurence FishburneIan McShane and Lance Reddick who are returning to reprise their previous roles. They will be joined by Anjelica Huston who will play a character known as The Director, Asia Kate Dillon will be playing The Adjudicator of the High Table. Mark Dacascos will take on the role of an assassin named Zero, and Jason Mantzoukas will be playing the Tick Tock Man.

John Wick (Keanu Reeves) is on the run for two reasons… he’s being hunted for a global $14 million dollar open contract on his life, and for breaking a central rule: taking a life on Continental Hotel grounds. The victim was a member of the High Table who ordered the open contract. John should have already been executed, except the Continental’s manager, Winston, has given him a one-hour grace period before he’s ‘Excommunicado’ – membership revoked, banned from all services and cut off from other members. John uses the service industry to stay alive as he fights and kills his way out of New York City.

John Wick: Chapter 3 is set to hit theaters May 17, 2019. What do you think of the new subtitle?

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