Who Keanu Reeves Wants To Be His John Wick 3 Co-Star

Tilda Swinton in Okja

John Wick 3 is still two years away from release, so we still have a ways to go before Lionsgate makes any casting announcements. Nevertheless, one thing is certain: in John Wick's world, you never have to wait long to run into someone interesting. Keeping that in mind, The series' main star, Keanu Reeves, has expressed interest in acting alongside Tilda Swinton again for the threequel. When the idea of reuniting with Swinton for John Wick 3 was suggested to him, Reeves said:

You know, I had the chance to work with her -- I was in two films with her, but had the chance to work with her once --- I'm onboard with that. We run into each other once in a while socially out there in the world. She's a remarkable person and actress, so I'm all aboard with that!

The two films Keanu Reeves spoke of were Constantine and Thumbsucker, both of which were released in 2005. The former starred Reeves as the DC Comics occult detective John Constantine, while the latter saw Swinton playing the mother of a teenager who was still sucking his thumb, and Reeves playing the orthodontist who treats the main character. Now thanks to People, Reeves is keen on sharing the silver screen with her again in John Wick 3. We'll have to wait and see if he can make this happen, although considering that Swinton had expressed interest in crossing paths with Reeves again back when she was promoting Snowpiercer, one would imagine she'd be on board with the idea. Fortunately for Reeves, he's already squeezed one big reunion into the John Wick series, as his Matrix co-star Laurence Fishburne appeared in John Wick: Chapter 2 as The Bowery King.

Warning: SPOILERS for John Wick: Chapter 2 are ahead!

John Wick: Chapter 2 concluded with the main protagonist going on the run after killing Santino D'Antonio, the man responsible for most of his troubles in the movie, on Continental grounds. Since it's a big no-no to "conduct business" within any of the Continental hotels, John's offense could have been punishable by death, but Ian McShane's Winston was able to save him from execution. Instead, John was stripped of his underworld resources and given a one hour head start before the global contract on him was called in. With only a Marker, a dog by his side and his lethal skills, John Wick must now avoid or eliminate any assassin gunning at him so they can collect that reward. As for what kind of role Tilda Swinton could play in John Wick 3, while it would be interesting to see them as allies, the actress' talents could also be put to good use as the main antagonist.

John Wick 3 will be released in theaters on May 17, 2019. In the meantime, you can see Keanu Reeves next in SPF-18, which will be available on Netflix starting October 29, while Tilda Swinton can be heard in Isle of Dogs when it arrives on March 23, 2018.

Adam Holmes
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