Indeed, the Canadian actor Keanu Reeves is set to shoot in the kingdom, following filming in Japan and Montreal, according to the movie website, ScreenRant. The cast will include Japanese action star Hiroyuki Sanada (“The Wolverine” and “The Last Samurai”) playing the film’s villain.
An interest to include locales such as Tokyo and Jerusalem the third film was initially expressed, but the filmmakers scouted Morocco and Jordan as the doubling for Jerusalem considering the recent tensions in the area.
This isn’t Keanu Reeves’ first time in the Morocco. In 2010, the 53-year-old actor attended the 10th Marrakech Film Festival to promote the movie “Henry’s Crime.”
“John Wick”, first released in 2014, is an American gun fu action film saga directed by Chad Stahelski and David Leitch from a screenplay by Derek Kolstad. Wick (Keanu Reeves), a retired hitman goes on a mad killing spree after Russian gangsters steal his beloved car and kill his dog (both reminders of his recently deceased wife). John Wick 2 continues while introducing the High Table, a council of crime bosses that runs the world. The film ends with a cliffhanger, as Wick disappears while pursued by seemingly the entire criminal underworld.
The final film in the trilogy is set to start shooting on April 26th in New York City/Montreal and will be released on May 17th, 2019.