The first reactions to John Wick: Chapter 3 starring Keanu Reeves have been revealed, thanks critics have the chance to see early screenings of the film.
Keanu Reeves makes his return as the Baba Yaga himself, John Wick in the highly anticipated third installment of the franchise which picks up in the aftermath of John Wick: Chapter Two, following the fearsome assassin as he attempts to escape from New York City now that he is officially excommunicado from The Continental with a multi-million dollar contract on his head.
The first reactions are extremely promising, teasing what sounds like a very satisfying conclusion to the trilogy while building on the mythos and as Chad Stahelski and Keanu Reeves continue to top the action and stunts from the previous two John Wick movies. You can check out the first reactions to John Wick: Chapter 3 below!
#JohnWick3 is AWESOME. Some of the action set pieces are so insane you’ll wonder how director Chad Stahelski and his team filmed them. Saying that, the @Halleberry/#KeanuReeves set piece featuring her dogs might be my favorite. Wait till you see this one. Esp if you like dogs… pic.twitter.com/ym2Tn012xw
— Steven Weintraub (@colliderfrosty) May 3, 2019
Chock full of inventive set-pieces and brutal kills, while also providing new facets to the intricate underworld lore fans of the franchise have come to love, #JohnWick3 will please fans of the franchise. pic.twitter.com/Pxa30kG11d
— Jim Vejvoda (@JimVejvoda) May 3, 2019
#JohnWick3 continues to build on the series' mythology and has some of the coolest action and most memorable side characters of the entire series. I'm not sure about everything it adds, and certain things will be controversial (no spoilers). But overall it's more @JohnWickMovie! pic.twitter.com/Vodcx2nJwE
— Mike Rougeau (@RogueCheddar) May 3, 2019
#JohnWick3: A eye-popping, jaw-dropping, show-stopping killer. Extends world-building dynamics beautifully, but also assigns meaningful resonance to character-driven action. Keanu Reeves is perfect, @AsiaKateDillon is magnetic & @halleberry kicks ass. ❤️’d every stellar minute! pic.twitter.com/cIBF61IZK1
— Courtney Howard (@Lulamaybelle) May 3, 2019
— Terri Schwartz (@Terri_Schwartz) May 3, 2019
#JohnWick3 is everything you'd want from a John Wick movie: A ruthless, relentless ballet dance of violence. Not much to the plot of course, but who needs it when you've got Keanu and Halle murdering bad guys, Yayan Ruhian and 17/10 very good dogs. pic.twitter.com/7YUCBFDjox
— Hanna Ines Flint (@HannaFlint) May 3, 2019
I can FINALLY talk about #JohnWick3, and I’m happy to say this is a great continuation of the franchise. Fresh, fun, and the action is insanely great. Reeves and McShane are fantastic of course, but Halle Berry and Mark Dacascos are great new additions. You won’t be disappointed! pic.twitter.com/0siH4mRwRo
— PJ Campbell (@pj_campbell) May 3, 2019
Onto my proper #JohnWick3 reaction: Pure visceral cinema. After the dramatic world expansion of CHAPTER 2, CHAPTER 3 returns to a leaner, exhilarating story chock full of breathless, bone-crunching action and even a few laughs. I was sweating 30 minutes in. This movie RULES.
— Hoai-Tran Bui (@htranbui) May 3, 2019
I was lucky enough to catch a screening of #JohnWick3 early and I can confirm it’s all the awesome you’re hoping for! Action wise it’s the best of the franchise with a great mix of gun and hand to hand combat.
Also that Halle Berry/Dog scene ?? pic.twitter.com/yMwDoeTvBl
— JTE (@JTEmoviethinks) May 3, 2019
So what do you think? Are you excited for the final installment of the John Wick trilogy? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below!
Directed by Chad Stahelski, John Wick: Chapter 3 stars Keanu Reeves, Halle Berry, Ian McShane, Ruby Rose, Common, Lance Reddick, Laurence Fishburne, Hiroyuki Sanada, Jason Mantzoukas, Anjelica Huston, and Boban Marjanovic. Here’s the official synopsis:
“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 currently slated to hit theaters on May 17, 2019. Stay tuned to Heroic Hollywood for the latest news on the future of the John Wick franchise as we learn it.
Top Actors To Replace Ben Affleck In Matt Reeves’ ‘The Batman’
Ben Affleck is officially out as Batman and it's a pretty sad day.
Words cannot describe how sad I am to see Ben Affleck announce that he's no longer Batman. His Batman is why I do what I do. In Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, I fell in love with his comic book-accurate interpretation of the Caped Crusader. It was a breath of fresh air and it felt like we finally had the one true Batman.
Three years have quickly sped by and we're officially going to receive a new Batman for his next movie. Last night, Ben Affleck announced that he will not return as the Dark Knight in Matt Reeves' The Batman and now everyone's attention has moved towards wanting to know who the next Bruce Wayne will be. Matt Reeves is said to want an actor that's around 20 years younger than Affleck while Warner Bros. wants someone older. My guess is that Reeves wants a fresh start while the studio wants an older actor for crossover potential.
In this list, I will discuss the actors I think can replace Ben Affleck as Batman using the parameters that Matt Reeves and Warner Bros. want. Hit Next to see our picks to play the Batman.
Michael Fassbender is an X-Men alum and no stranger to comic book franchises. The actor has shown multiple levels of range and could definitely handle the Batman/Bruce Wayne personality. If they go with the older range for the next Dark Knight, then Fassbender is probably one of the best choices to take over the role.
Ben Barnes is out of a job after The Punisher season 2 and he's one of the best actors in that series. The second season tied up Barnes' arc on The Punisher and the actor has already told us that that he'd love to play the Caped Crusader. Barnes definitely has the pretty boy look going on for him and I wonder what his take on Bruce Wayne could be.
I've said this before and I'll say it again: Ryan Gosling needs to star in a superhero movie. I've always thought Gosling would make a great Batman. Every role that he's done has shown us his capability and he could crush it as Bruce Wayne.
Jon Hamm is my top choice for an older Batman. If Warner Bros. wants to cast an older actor for crossover potential, Jon Hamm is the studio's best bet. He has a similar look to Ben Affleck, and c'mon, the guy's look just screams Bruce Wayne.
Armie Hammer is 32 years old and was cast as the Caped Crusader in George Miller's Justice League: Mortal. That film will never see the light of day, but that doesn’t mean that Hammer doesn't deserve a second shot at being the Batman. He's charming, broody and will probably give his all for this role. Armie Hammer is a great option because he's young enough for Matt Reeves and Warner Bros. could work in a way for him to crossover with the rest of the DC Extended Universe.
Game of Thrones alum Richard Madden is my top choice to replace Ben Affleck as Batman. The actor is young, has the look and definitely has the acting chops to play the duality of Batman and Bruce Wayne. Madden just won the Golden Globe for Best Actor in a Television series for the BBC drama Bodyguard, so Warner Bros. may want to quickly snatch him up.