"#john wick 3" news is finally on the way. It just isn't here yet -- instead, it's the news in anticipation of the news. Right now, casting announcements could be coming at any moment. That would be the last domino to fall before production and other tidbits kick into high gear. Projecting who will be joining the cast along with Keanu Reeves is likely an exercise in futility, but that doesn't mean it's a boring exercise. Let's take a look at some of the candidates for the film.

Projecting who should play 'John Wick 3' villains

  • Jason Statham. Statham is one of the more active action stars of his generation. He has starred in the "Transporter" franchise, "The Expendables" franchise, and "Crank." He has no issue playing the villain, which he seemingly does in about half of his #Movies. Additionally, he performs his own stunts, just like his "#John Wick 3" co-star would.
  • Idris Elba. Elba is another action legend, though he has a much more brooding quality to most of his characters, such as the titular star in the "Luther" series. He could use some redemption after "The Dark Tower" flopped. He may also bring some actual acting credentials to the series.
  • Liam Neeson. This is an obvious one. Neeson is well known, particularly from movies like "The Phantom Menace" and "Taken." His voice also creates so much mystery and enchantment in and of itself. A fight between him and Keanu Reeves would be the most vocally-intense fight in cinema history.
  • Jet Li. Finally, a martial artist who could match up to Reeves. The legend doesn't do much stateside anymore, but he does have some history with "The Expendables" franchise. He is busy with his charity work and has a previous heart rate issue, so he's not doing many films at all anymore. It would be a massive coup if the producers of the movie could score Jet Li.

More on 'John Wick 3'

"John Wick 3" has already entered pre-production.

The film is the last of an action trilogy starring Keanu Reeves as a hitman out for revenge. Not much is known about the plot of the upcoming film, other than that it should tie up any loose threads from the previous films. The release date is currently set for May 17, 2019.

The news of a third installment was confirmed by "John Wick: Chapter 2" director Chad Stahelski, suggesting that he'll direct this one as well. Derek Kolstad, who wrote the first two scripts, is also writing the screenplay for the third (and presumably final) film.