The John Wick franchise is as notorious for being kicking off by a dog murder as it is for, well, all the other murders in it.
I mean, part of the joy of seeing Keanu Reeves take out, at the internet’s best estimate, 84 people in the first movie and 128 in the second is remembering that he was retired and just chilling at home until the bad guys killed his puppy.
Also, in order to be as beloved as the John Wick series even after starting by making your audience sit through a dog murder, you have to make a really f**king good action movie. Which they did. Two of them. Only one of which have dog murders.
The third in the franchise, the creatively titled John Wick: Chapter Three, is out in May 2019, and we got our first taste of it with a set photo featuring Keanu riding an actual horse through city traffic.
Now we’ve got our for-real official First Look from the threequel, and I’m sorry to have to tell you that you now have not only a horse but two more dogs to worry about.
Plus Halle Berry – although she can probably handle herself.
Entertainment Weekly confirms that JW3 kicks off with Wick still on the run after the end of the second movie, meeting up with Berry and her two action-ready Belgian Malinois good boys in the Middle East.
We don’t have any more pictures from the movie, but here is another picture of a Belgian Malinois being handsome and good.
The cast also features Billions’ Asia Kate Dillon and Anjelica Huston, but let’s be real – everyone’s going to be looking at the dogs, worrying about the dogs, admiring the dogs’ insane action choreography, and silently vowing to murder anyone who hurts the dogs.