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JOHN WICK FRANCHISE TO CONTINUE: While director Chad Stahelski is currently wrapping up work on John Wick: Chapter 3, starring Keanu Reeves, he believes there are more stories to tell. “I enjoy making these movies because there’s no limit,” Stahelski tells Entertainment Weekly. “We create our own mythology, and we have a studio that both stays out of our way and supports us on the wacky decisions. If people go see the movie, and it makes money, and they came back to us, Keanu and I have ideas for days. I could live here for the rest of my career. If people like it and want to watch more, I could think of way worse ways to spend your career. But, you know, we’re in the entertainment business. We’ll let the audience figure that out.” John Wick: Chapter 3, out May 17th, costars Halle Berry, Ian McShane, Laurence Fishburne, Anjelica Huston and many others.

CHRIS HEMSWORTH AND TESSA THOMPSON SUIT UP: Tessa Thompson and Chris Hemsworth are reuniting after Thor: Ragnarok’s success for Men in Black International. Following a set of hits with Will Smith and Tommy Lee Jones, the franchise is bringing in new protectors of earth. F. Gary Gray directs again. Emma Thompson reprises her role as Agent O. The film lands June 14th.

NETFLIX SHARES FIRST-LOOK AT MEDICI: Fans are getting their first glimpse of period drama Medici: The Magnificent, starring Game of Thrones' Sean Bean and Teen Wolf's Daniel Sharman. This is a second season follow up Medici: Masters of Florence, which starred Bodyguard's Richard Madden and Dustin Hoffman.The series, which will launch on Netflix on Friday, January 25, 2019.

WHO IS AMERICA WON’T RETURN: Showtime’s controversial Who Is America? will not return for a second season, says star and creator Sacha Baron Cohen. He admits to The Hollywood Reporter that the audacity of the show essentially killed it: “I will never be able to get a politician to bare his buttocks while screaming 'God bless America!' and screaming the N-word.”