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  • Writer Derek Kolstad has already started working on the Script.
  • Director Chad Stahelski stated that John Wick: Chapter 3 isn't necessarily going to be bigger than Chapter 2, but it is going to be more intense.
  • Keanu Reeves has stated in interviews that he does not want the franchise to be destroyed by sequels and the 'John Wick' series will most likely conclude in Chapter 3.
  • The title "Parabellum" comes from the Latin phrase: "Si vis pacem, para bellum" which means "If you want peace, prepare for war." It is also an alternate name for the ubiquitous 9mm handgun cartridge ("9mm Parabellum"). The phrase itself appears twice in the movie: it is tattooed on the back of the ballerina girl in the beginning, and Winston (Ian McShane) says it out loud later in the movie.
  • This film contains a current NBA player in its cast, specifically Philadelphia 76ers center, Boban Marjanovic.
  • Asia Kate Dillon and Ruby Rose both starred in "Orange is the New Black"
  • Jason Mantzoukas joked about wanting to be cast in John Wick: Chapter 3 - Parabellum (2019) on his podcast How Did This Get Made, where he reviewed the Keanu Reeves movie Johnny Mnemonic (1995) with Paul Scheer and Jessica St. Clair.
  • Jennifer Beals, Eva Longoria, Salma Hayek, Penelope Cruz, Marion Cotilliard, Uma Thurman, & Marisa Tomei were considered for the role of Sofia.
  • This film reunites former Matrix cast: Keanu Reeves, Laurence Fishburne, Tiger Hu Chen, and Randall Duk Kim (the keymaker). John Wick trilogy director Chad Stahelski also served as the Martial Arts stunt coordinator for the Matrix trilogy as well as Keanu Reeves' stunt double.
  • Halle Berry had to learn dog training during the production. She ended up spending six months learning how to train dogs.
  • Starts off just under an hour after John Wick Chapter 2 (2017), a nod to the fact that Winston set the bounty on John to be open in one hour.
  • The song used in the "Everyone is Waiting For John Wick" trailer is Movement 1: "Allegro Non Molto" from Concerto No. 4 in F Minor "Winter" of Vivaldi's famous "Four Seasons".
  • "Guns. Lots of Guns." (From the trailer) The same line used by Neo (Keanu Reeves) in the Matrix.
  • Also known as John Wick 3: Perennium
  • When shooting in Essaouira, Morocco, the set was besieged by hundreds of stray cats. According to Chad Stahelski, the crew had to build literal walls of cages to house them and, more importantly, to keep them from distracting the dogs featured in the scene.
  • Halle Berry broke three ribs while filming the movie.
  • This is the third time Keanu Reeves and Tiger Chen fight each other after The Matrix Reloaded and Man Of Tai Chi
  • This film marks Ian Mcshane second of his two movies with Lionsgate in 2019 after Hellboy (2019).
  • The weapon used by Yayan Ruhian and Cecep Arif Rahman is called a Karambit and was originally weaponized among the Malaysian people.
  • Director cameo in crosswalk, as Mr. Wick passes on horseback.
  • Despite appearing in all 3 films, this is the first time that Charon's (Lance Reddick) name is actually said.
  • The two main sidearms used by John Wick are the Glock 34 and the STI 2011, both chambered in 9mm "parabellum". Both pistols are heavily modified by Taran Tactical.
  • John Wick, when finding his first gun, rebuilds it from many different old western revolvers and even checks the clicks. This is a call-back to a similar scene from the "The Good, the Bad and the Ugly" (1966) Clint Eastwood spaghetti western, where Tuco (the Ugly) rebuilds his first gun in a same way, and showing his prowess with guns.
  • Said Taghmaoui portrays "the one above the table" or rather "The Elder" despite being almost a decade younger than Keanu Reeves and even more junior in age to many of those "under the table" such as Ian McShane, Anjelica Huston and Laurence Fishburne
  • The opening potboiler, where John hurdles through the streets of New York looking for sanctuary as the whole of Manhattan's most dangerous hunts him down, shares similarities with "The Warriors". John, like the titular gang, desperately stumbles across New York in order to find safe haven. The Operator in this film announcing Wick's "excommunicado" countdown serves a similar function to Lynn Thigpen's disc jockey in "The Warriors" as she narrates the team's attempts to survive the city.
  • Early in "John Wick, Chapter Three," the indestructible hero finds himself in a room filled with revolvers from the 19th century. Desperately, he swaps parts of the revolvers, listens to the mechanisms as he twirls the cylinders and cocks the different hammers. This scene is a homage to the scene in Sergio Leone's "The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly," when Tuco (Eli Wallach) is assembling a revolver to suit his taste from a multitude of other revolvers in a gunsmith's shop.
  • Early in the movie, John enters a warehouse full of older weapons. He attempts to load a cartridge into an Old Western style revolver but it doesn't fit. He then disassembles several different revolvers and reconstructs the parts into a new revolver which he uses to shoot one of his pursuers. The disassembles scene is almost identical scene in link=tt0060196 where Tuco does the same thing, even down to listening to the click of the cylinder as it revolves.
  • There are many nods to the James Bond franchise, one near the end of the movie: Wick shoots glass while the guy is on the other side; this could be an homage to both The World Is Not Enough and Spectre, in which Bond shoots glass while the bad guy is behind it.
  • First in the series not to star John Leguizamo
  • On Stephen Colbert's Late Show, Keanu Reeves stated that the scenes with the dogs belonging to Halle Berry's character were difficult to film due to a large amount of cats that freely roamed the streets in Morocco.
  • Keanu Reeves was asked if he did his own stunts when John Wick was hit by the cars and he responded by saying, "Well, I would've, but you know, hospital. I could've maybe done it once, but that would've been it for me."
  • Keanu Reeves, Ian McShane, and Lance Reddick are the only actors to appear in all the John Wick films to date (2019).
  • The glass-structure where John fights Shinobi 1 and Shinobi 2 in the film's climax cost $4 million to construct.
  • Both Ian McShane and Jerome Flynn have appeared in HBO's hit TV series Game of Thrones (2011), although Ian McShane appeared in only a single episode The Broken Man (2016).
  • When John and Ernest are fighting in the library, one of the books visible on the shelves behind them is simply titled 'Ninjas,' foreshadowing the battles to come.
  • Laurence Fishburne appeared in Man of Steel (2013) and Batman vs Superman (2016) and Said Taghmaoui appeared in Wonder Woman (2017), both set in the DC Cinematic universe. Also, Halle Berry appeared in Catwoman (2004) put out by DC.
  • From the moment John wakes up at 6:00 a.m. in the first film, all three John Wick movies span the course of about a month.
  • The second time that a Buster Keaton film has featured in 'John Wick'. Early in the film, a clip from The Goat (1921) is projected on the wall as John runs during his hour-long 'grace period'; near the start of John Wick: Chapter 2 (2017) , a clip from Sherlock Jr. (1924) is projected on the wall as John chases the biker.
  • According to Chad Stahelski, when John Wick is knocked down during his fight with the two Shinobi, he was originally supposed to get straight back up. Keanu Reeves stumbled on the day, tired from shooting, but played it off as a comedic beat which made it into the final cut.
  • The first 'John Wick' film to use the full 'Lionsgate' logo.
  • According to Rotten Tomatoes, John Wick personally kills 94 people in the film. This is more than he killed in the original film, where he killed 77, but less than in 'Chapter 2', where he killed 128.
  • The scene when John Wick shoots at Zero standing behind bulletproof glass and then Zero waves his finger at him is reminiscent of the final scene in T2: Judgment Day when the T1000 waves his finger at Sarah Connor after she finishes blasting him with her shotgun.
  • The first movie in the series to not feature a song by "Le Castle Vania" or "Nostalghia"
  • Cecep Arif Rahman and Yayan Ruhian, who appear as Shinobi 1 and Shinobi 2 respectively, revealed in an interview that the dialogues in Indonesian language during their fight with John Wick in glass structure scene were initially not in the script. Director Chad Stahelski thought that since the fight is quite long and it consists of several rounds, it might be good to have them talk to each other in-between the rounds and he also insisted the dialogues to be in Indonesian language. After the fight is over, Keanu Reeves came with an idea to make John Wick say something like farewell phrase to the Shinobi duo in Indonesian language as well, as John Wick in all three movies is depicted as able to understand and speak in multiple languages, at least in casual conversation. Keanu then asked them, how to say "See you" in Indonesian. Cecep and Yayan said that in Indonesian it would be something like "Sampai jumpa", so Keanu then practiced before the shooting how to pronounce the phrase in Indonesian correctly.
  • Mark Dacascos, who plays Zero, and Asia Kate Dillon, who plays The Adjudicator, said in an interview that they both are fans of John Wick 1 & 2, and when they got the offer to play in John Wick 3, they instantly accepted the offer without even reading the script first.
  • On May 20th, 'John Wick: Chapter 4', along with its release date, was confirmed via a text message: "You have served. You will be of service. John Wick: Chapter 4 is coming - May 21st, 2021."
  • The Adjucator stays in Room 217 in the Continental. Room 217 is the room used in the book of The Shining, while the movie adaptation changed this to Room 237
  • John Wick heading to Casablanca to escape a criminal war in the United States mirrors the situation in Casablanca (1942) where people head to Casablanca to escape the World War II in Europe and leave for the United States.
  • In the horse stable fight sequence, you can see behind one of the horse stalls, a horse trainer pulling the reigns up and down to make the horse in the background jump up on its hind legs
  • Cecep Arif Rahman speaks English fluently as he formerly worked as English teacher in elementary school before becoming an actor. He translated the dialogues during the glass room scene back and forth between Indonesian and English as the dialogues were not originally in the script and were created spontaneously on the spot, so that the director and crew can understand them.
  • Mark Dacascos has starred with 3 people of the Matrix Trilogy; Lawrence Fishburne and Keanu Reeves here, and Carrie Anne Moss in Sabotage/Dark Assassin.
  • This is the first "John Wick" movie to feature three Oscar nominees: Halle Berry, Laurence Fishburne and Anjelica Huston.
  • The Russian book featured in the library scene is Russkye Narodniye Skazkii, published in English as Russian Fairy Tales, by Aleksandr Afanasyev, and is a prominent collection of Russian fairy tales like those of the Brothers Grimm or Hans Christians Andersen. John Wick says the title and author correctly while requesting the Russian language version at the library.
  • When The Director (Anjelica Huston) was first introduced, she is seen watching one of her ballerinas, Rooney, rehearsing. In real life, Huston's mother, Enrica 'Ricki' Soma was a professional ballerina dancer.
  • The exchange--"All this because of a puppy?" "It wasn't just a puppy."--is spoken in English in the trailer, but in the feature itself, it's in Russian with English subtitles.
  • The motorbikes used in the chase scene are Yamaha MT-09s
  • Mark Dacascos' character, Zero, is seen using a few Capoeira moves when he is fighting John Wick. This is possibly an homage or a nod to the film Only The Strong where he starred as a Capoeira instructor.
  • When the Bowery King says, "If you cut a king, you better cut him to the quick", he is rephrasing the Ralph Waldo Emerson quote, "When you strike at a king, you must kill him". This was also said by DCI Tony Gates in the TV series "Line of Duty".

Spoilers

  • The movie have a little The Matrix reunion between Keanu Reeves and Laurence Fishburne where they both working together to eliminate the High Table at the end of the movie.
  • The showdown in the Continental lobby contains many intentional lighting changes, and one of them is a direct allusion and tribute to a key Matrix scene and overall Matrix Trilogy color theme.
  • on the library steps, guys are singing the song "take you back (street corner song)" from the rocky franchise which is foreshadowing everyone wants to be back in.
  • When Winston welcomes John to the glass penthouse he states that they only use that room for special occasions; to see what the enemy is holding under the table. This is a clear tip-off that Winston is now, indeed, John's enemy and no longer an ally.
  • Mark Dacascos' character, Zero, never used a gun in the entire film.
  • The first film in the series not to feature Thomas Sadoski as Jimmy.
  • Berrada discusses the origin of the word "assassin" and mentions Hassan-i Sabbah's Order of Assassins, which was located in Alamut, western Persia. After being mostly eradicated by the Mongol Empire in 13th century, some of the surviving assassins moved to Anatolia, where Turkish became the main local language. In the movie, as John Wick leaves after cutting off his finger, The Elder says "merhaba," which means "hello" in Turkish, in the sense of "welcome back to service." This is a potential connection to the historical origin of the organization.
  • The whole motorcycle chase scene is an homage to the motorcycle chase scene in The Villainess an Asian action film from 2017. And the whole movie contains nods to the Asian action cinema.
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