Last fall, it was announced that "John Wick: #Chapter 3" would be reaching theaters on May 17 of 2019. While the release date is still over a year away, there should be plenty of news about the latest installment of the film series to keep movie fans busy in the meantime.

In the series, Keanu Reeves stars as the titular character of John Wick. In each of the first two movies, Wick, a retired hitman, is thrust back into his former life. The first film of the series came out back in 2014.

Keanu Reeves and Laurence Fishburne reunited again

In "John Wick: Chapter 2," which was released in early 2017, Reeves was reunited with #Laurence Fishburne.

Reeves and Fishburne famously co-starred in "The Matrix" trilogy, portraying Neo and Morpheus, respectively. Fishburne appeared as the Bowery King in the second "John Wick" film. His character, who is introduced toward the end of the film, ultimately forges an alliance with Wick.

It now appears that Fishburne will be returning for the third installment of the series as well. According to "That Hashtag Show," who also reported that principal photography on the upcoming film is scheduled to begin in New York City at the beginning of March and named Spain and Russia as possible additional filming locations, Fishburne will be reprising his role as the Bowery King in the third movie.

Fishburne has been acting for a long time. He is also known for his appearances in movies such as "Apocalypse Now" (1979), "Mystic River" (2003), "Assault on Precinct 13" (2005) and many others.

Other characters returning

In addition to Fishburne, other characters who first appeared in the second film are reportedly set to return for the third movie well. Per "That Hashtag Show," the upcoming film will feature the return of Common as the character of Cassion, a former colleague of Wick's who later becomes one of his adversaries. Actress Ruby Rose will also be coming back to play Ares, who was another one of the second film's antagonists. The character of Ares is mute and uses sign language to communicate with other characters.

There will reportedly be new characters who will be introduced as well. One of the new bad guys will be portrayed by Hiroyuki Sanada, who previously appeared with Reeves in the movie "47 Ronin." Sanada appears poised to take on the role of the top villain.

Director Chad Stahelski will reportedly be back as well. Stahelski worked with David Leitch on the first film before going on to direct the sequel on his own. #John Wick 3