‘John Wick: Chapter 3’: This 1 Actress Might Be the New Female Lead

John Wick: Chapter 3 is coming together and is set to be released in 2019. There are a few actors set to return and some new ones to be added to the franchise. We previously listed the actors who should appear in the new movie. Now the movie’s studio is coming up with its own list.

The latest report claims that the movie will have a female lead and the studio has its eyes on one specifically. So who is the actress and what is the role? Here are seven things to know about the upcoming movie, including the one actress who might be the new female lead (page 5).

1. John Wick will be on the run in the third movie

John Wick carefully aiming a firearm.

John Wick: Chapter 2 | Lionsgate

There is still casting being done for the upcoming movie. But a synopsis has been released to give a little insight into the plot of the third installment. It reads, according to Screen Rant:

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.

The first teaser poster has also been released but it’s simple and doesn’t give any further hints to the movie.

Next: Stahelski will direct and that means he will probably do this.

2. Chad Stahelski will direct again

A battle scene from John Wick: Chapter 2.

Chad Stahelski will be directing the third film. | Lionsgate

This is a good sign and fans can be relieved. The director will return to the franchise with this third film. He co-directed the first film and then directed the sequel alone. This probably means Stahelski will get to include things he said he previously skipped.

“I feel like there are all these different subtleties that I skipped over in Number Two, that I’d like to go back to on [Chapter 3] and show you the inner workings of different parts of New York,” Stahelski told Collider.

Next: These are the characters who will be returning for the sequel.

3. Some characters will be returning for the sequel

Ares giving some side-eye.

Ares | Lionsgate

Although there will be new characters, there will be some returning for the third movie as well. Cassian, Bowery King, and Ares are reportedly going to be back for the movie.

Next: This is who will play the villain.

4. Hiroyuki Sanada will play the villain

Hiroyuki Sanada posing on a red carpet.

Hiroyuki Sanada | Dia Dipasupil/Getty Images

So who will John Wick go up against this time? Hiroyuki Sanada is going to play the head of a Japanese crime syndicate, according to That Hashtag Show.

Next: This is the actress who is being considered for the lead role.

5. Halle Berry is reportedly being considered for the role

Halle Berry smiling while sitting on a white chair on stage.

Halle Berry | Jonathan Leibson/Getty Images

According to That Hashtag Show, Halle Berry is being considered to be the female lead in the upcoming movie by the studio. There hasn’t been any word on what they have done to act on this decision but there are some details about the role.

Next: This is what we know about the character.

6. The character’s name is Sofia

Actor Halle Berry walks onstage during the 89th Annual Academy Awards.

Halle Berry might be playing a character named Sofia. Kevin Winter/Getty Images

The character Berry might play is named Sofia. She is described as “woman, 20-40, who has a small child” according to That Hashtag Show.

The studio is open to diversity when it comes to the role.

Next: These places will be the settings for the movie.

7. The movie will be filmed in multiple countries

John Wick speaking to a man in a room full of weapons.

The cast and crew will be traveling to many countries for filming. | Lionsgate

The scope of the movie will be a big one, given there will be filming done in Russia, Spain, and possibly Japan, according to That Hashtag Show.

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