It’s no secret that Keanu Reeves went through a lot of training to play the world’s most effective assassin in the first John Wick movies. However, the Matrix actor took it to a new level when he prepared for his return in John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum. The awesome new videos show Reeves training with a former Navy SEAL to “clear a room” of all threats.
In the videos, Reeves works with Shawn Ryan of Vigilance Elite, a company that aims to “teach and instill the unique skills and mindset of a Navy SEAL to those who want to learn to defend themselves and their families against imminent threats.” Ryan talks to Reeves about the right way to stand with his gun and it looks like the John Wick star has no problems with the instructions.
Watch Reeves prepare to ‘clear the room’ below:
It certainly looks like Reeves is already more than ready to take on anyone in the videos. He only needs a few tips before perfectly executing Ryan’s instructions.
Although this isn’t the first time that John Wick will be taking on several thugs at the same time, the stakes are clearly higher in Chapter 3. In the third film, John has been dubbed “Excommunicado”, where a global bounty of $14 million is placed on his head. This means anyone will attempt to get rid of him in an effort to get rich quick.
However, John won’t be alone in Chapter 3. Halle Berry will play Sofia, a fellow assassin who ends up helping John. Berry herself also went through intense training which included working with two dogs who are loyal to her character.
Halle Berry with the dogs she trained for ‘John Wick 3’.
John Wick 3 will also introduce Asia Kate Dillon as the Adjudicator, a member of the High Chair who is hell-bent on capturing Reeves’ character. Needless to say, there is plenty of action and drama to look forward to this May.
Reeves will return in John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum, which is scheduled for release on May 17.