John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum director Chad Stahelski reveals that Halle Berry approached him about a role in the film before the script was even written. Demand for Parabellum is reaching a fever pitch as its premiere date approaches, with fans eager to know as much as possible about what will happen to Keanu Reeves’ near-mythical assassin before the end credits roll. While we may not be getting many details about the plot of Parabellum, Stahelski’s latest comments about Berry’s involvement in the film hint at what we can expect from her performance and her character in the final John Wick chapter.
With Parabellum, the wildly successful and popular John Wick franchise will be coming to a close in 2019. Since John Wick‘s release in 2014 and the release of the 2017 sequel, John Wick 2, Stahelski has made it known that protagonist John Wick’s story would come to a close with the third, eagerly-awaited instalment, Parabellum (Latin for “prepare for war”). Parabellum will pick up in the immediate aftermath of John Wick 2, with John Wick excommunicated and on the run, having to defend himself against a host of equally skilled assassins looking to scoop up the bounty for killing him. In addition to Berry, new cast members include Angelica Huston, Asia Kate Dillon, and Game of Thrones actor Jerome Flynn.
Halle Berry has been eager to join the John Wick franchise for some time. Regarding the first call he got back in 2017 about Berry wanting to get onboard, director Chad Stahelski explains that “it was right before the holidays [in 2017]. I got a call saying, ‘Halle Berry would like to meet with you.’ I was like, ‘That’s cool.’ I’d never met her before. She came to my offices in Manhattan Beach the next day, walked right in, sat down, goes, ‘I want a part in John Wick 3.’ I’m like, ‘Well, that’s very flattering, but we don’t have a script yet.’ She said, ‘I don’t care.’ I’m like, ‘Well, I don’t even know if there’s a female [part].’ She goes, ‘I don’t care, I want to be in it, let’s party.’“