To this point the world of John Wick has consisted of 4 films, all revolving round Keanu Reeves’ titular character. That lastly modifications this September with the discharge of The Continental, a three-part miniseries for Peacock subscribers specializing in the origins of Winston Scott, who’s been performed within the current day by Ian McShane, and whose Nineteen Seventies self shall be dropped at life by Colin Woodell. Though a teaser for The Continental dropped again in Might, the primary full trailer for this prequel story has arrived, and together with teasing how Winston took management of the murderer lodge, it features a dynamite John Wick callback.
Let’s begin off with the callback first. Again in John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum, the New York department of The Continental was briefly deconsecrated when Winston refused to abdicate and John refused to kill his ally on behalf of The Elder. As such, earlier than armed goons in service to The Excessive Desk arrived, John advised Winston that he wanted “weapons… a number of weapons” in order that they may correctly defend himself. In fact, these are the very same phrases that had been mentioned 20 years earlier in The Matrix, one other film starring Keanu Reeves and Laurence Fishburne, however in The Continental’s case, listening to Winston say them in a determined time of want extra properly in relation to Parabellum. As a bonus, it’s additionally a pleasant wink to listen to Winston say on the finish of the trailer, “And away we go,” which is what he uttered firstly of Parabellum when the doubled bounty on John was activated.
As for the The Continental’s plot, this trailer signifies that the craziness kicks off when Winston is tasked by Mel Gibson’s Cormac, who’s the proprietor of the New York’s Continental when the miniseries begins, to retrieve one thing that Winston’s brother took from him, or else he’ll endure the results. On this prison underworld of such colourful killers, bounty hunters, and many others, a mission like that may hardly be easy to tug off, but it surely’s additionally not Winston’s endgame. We all know that ultimately The Continental will find yourself beneath his management, and this miniseries will present us how he finally is ready to snatch this “kingdom,” as McShane’s model of the character referred to it in Chapter 2. Oh, and let’s not overlook what’s arguably the largest reveal on this trailer: Winston’s carrying a cravat, not an ascot!
In fact, Winston gained’t be the one acquainted character showing in The Continental. We’ll additionally meet youthful variations of Charon and Uncle Charlie, respectively performed by Ayomide Aden and Peter Greene. With Charon having been so loyal to Winston up till he was killed in John Wick: Chapter 4, I’m to study what goes down within the prequel collection that outcomes on this loyalty forming. The Continental’s solid additionally consists of Mishel Prada, Ben Robson, Hubert Level-Du Jour, Nhung Kate, Jessica Allain, Jeremy Bobb, Katie McGrath and Ben Robson, amongst many others.
The primary episode of The Continental premieres on Peacock Friday, September 22, which Episode 2 following on September 29 and Episode 3 rounding out the miniseries on October 6. Hold your eyes peeled on CinemaBlend for extra information about this nook of the John Wick franchise, and don’t overlook that this universe will even be increasing with Ballerina, the spinoff slated for a June 7 launch on the 2024 films calendar.