– Mel Gibson will appear in the upcoming “John Wick” prequel series “The Continental”
– The series is expected to premiere on Starz in 2022
– Gibson’s character is described as a new addition to the John Wick universe
Mel Gibson has been cast in the upcoming “John Wick” prequel series “The Continental.” The show, which is expected to premiere on Starz in 2022, will explore the origins of the popular franchise’s underworld of assassins and the titular hotel, which serves as a sanctuary for its criminal clientele.
Gibson is set to assume the role of a character named Cormac, whose past is tied to the titular hotel. The series’ creators have stated that Mel Gibson’s character is a new addition to the “John Wick” universe and not based on any pre-existing character. Though specific details about his character are being kept under wraps, the show is described as “a new and inventive chapter in the successful John Wick franchise.”
The series will be divided into three parts – “The Early Years,” “The Middle Years,” and “The Continental” – with each part taking place in a different time period. The prequels will delve into the turbulent pasts of the hotel’s founder Winston and his friend Charon, exploring how they came to establish The Continental and navigate the dangerous world of assassins.
“The Continental” is executive produced by Chad Stahelski, the director of the original three “John Wick” films. The series’ creative team also includes creator and showrunner Derek Kolstad, who was the original screenwriter for the films, in addition to director Wayne Kramer.
Despite concerns from “John Wick” fans about Mel Gibson’s controversial past, it’s clear that the series’ creators believe his addition to the project will only enhance the world of “The Continental” and provide an opportunity for further exploration of the franchise’s mythology.