By Travis Johnson

The villains were kind of underwhelming in John Wick 2, right? I mean, Ruby Rose just ain’t that scary. Apparently someone had some notes on that, and the powers that be have decided to bump up the roster of adversaries – and, no doubt, the occasional ally – for the action franchise’s upcoming third installment. To wit:

  • Yayan Ruhian (The Raid)
  • Cecep Arif Rahman (also The Raid)
  • Anjelica Huston (c’mon, you know her)
  • Mark Dacascos (a panoply of action movies, but we’re particularly fond of Brotherhood of the Wolf)
  • Jason Mantzoukas (all your favourite sitcoms)
  • Asia Kate Dillon (Orange is the New Black)
  • Tiger Chen (Man of Tai Chi – directed by one K. Reeves)
  • Hiroyuki Sanada (The Wolverine – and apparently the main villain here)
  • Halle Berry (Die Another Day – and lest ye mock, she almost got a spin-off)

Much of this info comes to us courtesy of the John Wick Twitter account:

…which also unveils some of the characters’ 90s-cool names: Mantzoukas is Tick Tock Man, Dillon is The Adjudicator, Huston is The Director, and Dacascos is Zero. Most of these guys are members of or attached to the High Table, the shadowy criminal coalition that controls, among other things, the Continental Hotel in the series’ baroque, faintly ludicrous underworld setting.

Plus, look who’s back!

…no sign of John Leguizamo yet, but we live in hope.

John Wick: Chapter 3 is due out in May 2019.

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