John Wick 3 Gets an official title

Keanu Reeves apparently was not satisfied with the next John Wick film simply being titled Chapter 3.

The next John Wick film will be officially titled JOHN WICK 3: PARABELLUM! Keanu revealed this during his interview with

CS: And what does “Parabellum” refer to?

Reeves: 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.”

CS: I talked to you for the first “John Wick” and I loved it because after they killed that dog you could have atomic bombed whole city blocks and I would have been with you. The second one was enjoyable but the stakes were a little more cerebral, it was more about establishing the world of the Continental. Will the third one have more of an emotional hook to it?

Reeves: I hope so. Each film is very different but in the same kind of world and take. I can’t speak to your subjective experience, but there’s definitely emotion in this piece.

CS: How does Halle’s character enhance Wick, who’s been kind of a lone wolf to this point?

Reeves: 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)

Angelica Huston, Asia Kate Dillon, Mark Dacascos, and Jason Mantzoukas are also starring in the film alongside Yayan Ruhian, Cecep Arif Rahman, and Tiger Hu Chen. Ian McShane, Common, Laurence Fishburne, Lance Reddick, and Ruby Rose are expected to reprise their roles in the sequel, with Hiroyuki Sanada (The Wolverine) reportedly playing the main villain.

The third Wick film is written by Derek Kolstad with Chad Stahelski returning as director, John Wick 3: Parabellum is set to arrive May 17, 2019.