Much like the character’s bulletproof suits, John Wick is a role that seems tailor-made for Keanu Reeves, who seems to have a comeback once every decade or so. But after Ted Logan, Johnny Utah, and Neo, it seemed Reeves had finally found his defining role in balls-to-the-wall neo-noir thriller “John Wick.”

And when that was a surprise hit in 2014, a sequel was close behind. Last weekend, “John Wick: Chapter 2” was released to glowing critical reception and an opening weekend of over $30 million, more than double that of its predecessor, and given the #Film’s cliffhanger ending and Reeves’ commitment to his work, he’s very eager to get started on “Chapter 3,” which despite no official commitment yet from Lionsgate, is pretty much inevitable now.

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Warning: spoilers for ‘Chapter 2’ follow

Obviously there’s going to be spoilers for “John Wick 2” in a discussion of what could happen in “John Wick 3,” but you have to put that out there to avoid liability suits from people who feel films have been wrongly spoiled for them. Anyway, the ending of “Chapter 2” sets up an epic “Chapter 3” (although the trailer kind of used the scene to suggest it was setting up an epic “Chapter 2,” so that was immoral of them), and Reeves has a pitch for how it could go down.

Reeves wants to open the film with “Wick just trying to escape from New York,” as he tries to contact his friends in the “Wick” universe, like Lawrence Fishburne and John Leguizamo’s characters, and they all turn him down and say they can’t help him because he’s “excommunicado.” And by the way, does John have anything left to lose? After his wife and his dog and his house and now his friends and also any semblance of hope he had in his life, does he honestly have anything left for the bad guys to take from him other than his life? The first two were about revenge, but this third film will have to just be about survival, holding onto the one thing he has left: himself.

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The High Table vs The Continental

As Reeves’ plot progresses, he envisions the High Table appearing to finish Wick off, the High Table of course being the prestigious international SPECTRE-like organisation that presides over the underground assassin world that Wick inhabits. “And then maybe this kind of thing starts to happen between the High Table and Continental?” Reeves proposed in an interview with Empire. He sees John being the guy who kicks off a “confrontation” between the High Table and the Continental, which results in “a war.” Then Reeves said, “Wouldn’t that be awesome?!” And of course it would!

Basically, whether Reeves’ idea is used or not, the plot of “John Wick: Chapter 3” will be John versus every assassin in the world. In “Chapter 2,” when the first contract was put out on him, he killed like a hundred people in New York alone, and that’s one city in one country. But now, it’s every assassin in every city in every country coming after him. That’s about as high-stakes as it gets.

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If they stepped up the game for “Chapter 2,” and now they’re doing it again for “Chapter 3,” how could they possibly do it again for “Chapter 4?” John versus the Apocalypse? An alien invasion specifically targeted at John Wick? And then what about “Chapter 5?” It’s beautiful madness. #Celebrities #Cinema