John Wick is coming back with more action and you better not mess with him!
When the original John Wick was first released in 2014 nobody predicted that it would become a series and a massive success at that one. In 2017, John Wick: Chapter 2 was released followed by John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum in 2019. The John Wick Franchise only seems to be expanding as they’ve also announced two more chapters i.e. John Wick: Chapter 4 & 5 and possible spin-offs. John Wick: Chapter 4 is set to be released in 2022.
Chad Stahelski who helmed the previous three movies will return to direct John Wick: Chapter 4. Parabellum became one of the highest-grossing movies in the action series in 2019 collecting a whopping $181 million worldwide and with the upcoming movie, it is sure to be a canon.
Here’s everything we know about John Wick: Chapter 4 release date, cast and more.
John Wick 4 was initially scheduled to release on May 21, 2021. However, the release date had to be pushed back due to the ongoing pandemic and moreover, Keanu Reeves was also filming “The Matrix 4: Resurrection” at that time. Currently, the release date has been scheduled for March 24, 2023. It was also reported that John Wick 5 is also in development.
In the upcoming movie, it’s expected that most of the old faces will return to reprise their respective roles which obviously, without a doubt include Keanu Reeves. Joining him are Ian McShane, Donnie Yen, Rina Sawayama, Shamier Anderson, Laurence Fishburne, Lance Reddick, Bill Skarsgård, Scott Adkins, Hiroyuki Sanada, Marko Zaror, and Clancy Brown.
John Wick: Chapter 4 Plot: What to expect from the story?
As of now plot details for John Wick 4 is not revealed yet as it’s been kept secret. But we can expect the story to pick up from the previous movie which ended in a major cliffhanger as we witnessed that John entirely detached himself from the assassin group known as The High Table. The leader of the group thinks that John is no longer alive as he was shot by Winston from the roof of a high building but John is still alive but is severely injured and is under the care of The Bowery King.
Speaking to Collider, Laurence Fishburne disclosed that John Wick 4, unlike the previous movies, will seek to go in-depth into the mythology encircling this world.
He said, “I read the script. It’s really, really cool. As much as it’s the same world as the other three films, it’s just deeper. It’s much deeper in terms of the code of the assassin and the relationship that he has with one character in particular…is really the heart and soul of it.”
Stahelski in a chat with IndieWire was quite determined wherever John Wick: Chapter 4 is headed to, the ending will not be a happy one.
Heexplained, “John may survive all this shit, but at the end of it, there’s no happy ending. He’s got nowhere to go. Honestly, I challenge you right now, here’s a question to you: How do you fucking want me to end it? Do you think he’s going to ride off into the fucking sunset? He’s killed 300 fucking people and he’s just going to [walk away], everything’s okay? He’s just going to fall in love with a love interest? If you’re this fucking guy, if this guy really exist[ed], how is this guy’s day going to end? He’s fucked for the rest of his life. It’s just a matter of time.”
So there you go, do you think John Wick deserves a happy ending? Or does he have to pay the price for all that he has done? It’s only a matter of time to find out what kind of fate awaits him.
Updated on 7/2/2022 John Wick: Chapter 4 air date has been pushed further back to March 2023, Lionsgate has declared. The action-packed movie led by Keanu Reeves is scheduled to arrive nearly a year later than the last release date of May 27, 2022. Originally, John Wick: Chapter 4 was set to premiere opposite Top Gun:Maverick led by Tom Cruise which is also scheduled for May 2022. The latest postponement arrives quickly after the current rise in Omicron-variant covid-19 cases recorded across the globe, impacting businesses including the entertainment industry i.e. Hollywood.
The new release date for John Wick: Chapter 4
Lionsgate officially declared the new air date for John Wick: Chapter 4 in a teaser posted on the official social media channels that reads: “ Be seeing you.” As of now, Lionsgate have not provided any statement regarding the film’s delay, it seems that the film has been pushed back to 2023 because production has halted and is yet to commence in Japan, as per Deadline which notes that the film is being shot across the globe.
Be seeing you. 3.24.23. pic.twitter.com/7r9KKjEhSC
— John Wick: Chapter 4 (@JohnWickMovie) December 22, 2021
Update – John Wick 4 Poster is Out, Trailer will be released this Thursday
An early gift from management. New trailer Thursday. pic.twitter.com/bRtz17frMZ
— John Wick: Chapter 4 (@JohnWickMovie) February 13, 2023