One thing is for certain in John Wick's world: he has no problem running into colorful characters who are talented at killing. When Keanu Reeves' character returns next year for John Wick: Chapter 3, he'll cross paths with a lot of new faces, one of whom will be played by Halle Berry. Now we have our first look at Berry's character, Sofia, and like John, she had a fondness for dogs.
Halle Berry was rumored to being looked at to play the female lead in John Wick: Chapter 3 back in April, and two weeks ago, she was one of the many actors confirmed to be joining the threequel. Officially, all we know about Sofia is that she's an assassin (like most of the people who John interacts with), although reportedly she has a small child. While the above picture doesn't offer any clues about what role she'll play in John Wick: Chapter 3, two things are clear. One, like others in her field, Sofia makes use of The Continental, the hotel catering specifically to members of the criminal underworld. Two, if you're thinking about messing with her while those dogs are at her side, you're barking up the wrong tree. Terrible pun aside, given what happened to John's first dog, I can't help fearing something bad will happen to Sofia's hounds, and I don't mean them accidentally stumbling upon Catwoman.
At the end of John Wick: Chapter 2, John was declared "excommunicado" for killing Santino D'Antonio on Continental grounds, an offense usually punishable by death. However, thanks to Winston, John was instead stripped of all his underworld privileges. Unfortunately, this couldn't have come at a worse time, as the High Council decided to double the bounty on John's head and offer it internationally. John Wick: Chapter 3 will see John fighting his way out of New York, though it remains to be seen in Halle Berry's Sofia will be one of the assassins gunning for him or if she'll end up being an ally.
Along with Halle Berry, John Wick: Chapter 3's lineup of new characters include Angelica Huston as The Director, Asia Kate Dillon as The Adjudicator, Mark Dacascos as Zero, Jason Mantzoukas as Tick Tock Man, Yayan Ruhian, Cecep Arif Rahman and Tiger Hu Chen. Hiroyuki Sanada has also reportedly been cast as the main antagonist, who is supposedly the head of a Japanese crime syndicate. The returning players will include Ian McShane's Winston, Lance Reddick's Charon, Common's Cassian, Ruby Rose's Ares and Laurence Fishburne's Bowery King.