It may seem incredulous that Liam Neeson's family is being taken again in a third Taken movie, but regardless, the money is there and another movie with someone being taken is here. But is Twitter excited to see the action star return for another movie?
Following the release earlier this week of the first trailer for Taken 3, renamed Tak3n, Twitter users reacted to the news that yet another member of Neeson's character, Brian Mills, family would be getting abducted as the character being one of the worst parents ever.
Is it safe to say Liam Neeson's character in #Taken3 is officially the worst Parent on planet earth?
— Steve Miknis (@Smiksdimes) October 2, 2014
The third time you get taken its not a accident you just stupid af #Taken3 — ROB ✌️ G's (@___SAMO) October 2, 2014
Taken 3: He loses his toothbrush
— Chase Hill (@thechasehill) October 1, 2014
Lol there's taken 3? Comon fam. End this franchise. It's getting to the point we have to question Liam Neeson's parenting — kenna (@kennagq) September 30, 2014
In Taken 3 the plot of the story will probably be Liam Neeson losing his debit card
— ShAnE (@TCM_ShAnE) September 30, 2014
Taken 3: Child services finally intervene and Liam Neeson losses custody of his daughter. — Jamie Tighe (@thejamietighe) September 29, 2014
Taken 3: Liam Neeson uses drones to kill the whole population of 4 countries so he can get his second-cousin Jeremy out of a parking ticket.
— Kyle Ayers (@kyleayers) August 10, 2014
In the third movie though, instead of having someone abducted, Mills' wife, played by Famke Janssen, is murdered near the beginning of the film leading to Mills being targeted as the killer and him having to go on the run while keeping his daughter, played by Maggie Grace, safe. Forest Whitaker also joins the franchise as a CIA agent looking for Mills.
While having a third movie may seem excessive, Neeson has done well with his action movies at the box office with moderate success from post-Taken hits like Non-Stop, The Grey, and most recently A Walk Among the Tombstones.
Between that and appearing in comedies like The Lego Movie and A Million Ways To Die In The West, Neeson has been eclectic as of late.
Neeson is currently in post-production for Tak3n and crime/drama Run All Night before filming roles in Ted 2 and A Monster Calls, which also stars Sigourney Weaver. He also will appear in Martin Scorsese's Silence with Andrew Garfield and Adam Driver.