Lionsgate has released a teaser for the John Wick: Chapter 3 - Parabellum trailer, ahead of the full trailer's release on Thursday. The studio only just kicked off its marketing for the film today by releasing the John Wick 3 poster and motion poster, in turn confirming that Parabellum is part of the sequel's official title. The subtitle comes from the saying "Si vis pacem, para bellum” or “If you want peace, prepare for war" - a fitting sentiment for a man like John Wick.

Written by Derek Kolstad and directed by Chad Stahelski (the same team behind the first two John Wick movies), Chapter 3 picks up shortly after the events of the second film in the series. Chapter 2 ended with John (Keanu Reeves) killing Santino D'Antonio, a member of the secretive international assassins guild known as the High Table, in the John Wick universe. As a result, John was excommunicated from the Continental Hotel chain and left with a $14 million price tag on his head - with but an hour-long head start on every professional killer in New York looking to collect said bounty.

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This is where the Chapter 3 trailer teaser picks up, as you can see below. Lionsgate will release the full trailer online this Thursday, presumably before it begins screening with M. Night Shyamalan's Glass in theaters this weekend.

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Source: Lionsgate