Actors Lance Reddick, Laurence Fishburne, Halle Berry, Keanu Reeves, Director Chad Stahelski, Ian McShane, Asia Kate Dillon and Mark Dacascos attend a handprint ceremony honoring Keanu Reeves at the TCL Chinese Theatre IMAX forecourt on May 14, 2019 in Hollywood, California.
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Filipinos go on ‘epic’ martial arts showdown with Keanu Reeves in ‘John Wick 3’
Jan Milo Severo ( - May 15, 2019 - 3:33pm

MANILA, Philippines — Hollywood actor Keanu Reeves is back for another installment of the action-packed “John Wick: Chapter 3–Parabellum” and this time, he is facing Zero, a vengeful antagonist played by Filipino-American actor Mark Dacascos. 

Known for its action-packed fight scenes, the movie’s third installment showcases Keanu in a kill fest with opponents, most especially, Dacascos.

Keanu and Mark had an epic martial arts showdown in the latter part of the movie. Before they met for a fight scene, Keanu also had an encounter with two of Mark’s personnel, which also seem like Filipinos since they greeted John Wick in a Philippine provincial dialect. 

The Filipino-American Dacascos has been popular for his roles as Mani in the French film “Brotherhood of the Wolf,” Toby Wong in the 1997 film “Drive and Ling,” and in the 2003 film “Cradle 2 the Grave.”

He is also known as The Chairman in the Food Network’s hit show, “Iron Chef America.”

He also directed the 2016 movie “Showdown in Manila,” starring Casper Van Dien, Alexander Nevsky, Filipino-American actress Tia Carrere, and Filipino actors Iza Calzado, Jake Macapagal, Mon Confiado, Don Gordon Bell and Monsour del Rosario.

“John Wick: Chapter 3–Parabellum” is now showing in SM Cinemas nationwide.

The third installment of the John Wick film series picks right up after the events of “John Wick: Chapter 2.” 

After killing Santino D'Antonio on Continental grounds, John Wick is declared “excommunicado” and goes on the run with a $14 million global contract for his death.

With a horde of the world’s top assassins on his tail, John must find his way around the city of New York and try to make it out alive.

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