Nobody anticipated John Wick would turn into a series when Keanu Reeves initially shot his way back into the action genre in 2014, but we did know we wanted more right away. Seven years later, Reeves’ ultra-assassin is in charge of a full-fledged series of three films, one that has successfully developed mythology centred on an underground league of killers with their conventions, laws, and guidelines. Just a few days after the release of the third instalment, John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum, Lionsgate revealed a fourth movie was already in the works, starring Keanu Reeves in the lead role and directed by renowned stuntman-turned-director Chad Stahelski. Mike Finch (Predators) would write the screenplay. The COVID-19 pandemic delayed the publication by a year, although the release of John Wick: Chapter 4 is rapidly approaching, and the excitement, as they say, is real.
You can find all the information you need about John Wick: Chapter 4 below, including its release date, where it is currently filming, a list of the new cast members, and more.
John Wick 4 Release date
The release date of John Wick: Chapter 4 was initially scheduled for May 21, 2021, but due to the COVID-19 pandemic and Reeves’ issues with The Matrix: Resurrections, the release date was delayed a year to May 27, 2022. It has since been rescheduled for March 24, 2023.
The cast of John Wick 4
Along with Reeves returning in the lead role as the titular hitman, Ian McShane’s return for the fourth John Wick film was also recently announced by Stahalesky. In a statement at the time, the director remarked, “I couldn’t be happier than to welcome Ian McShane back to John Wick: Chapter 4.” In addition to being a fantastic performer, he has been a crucial contributor to creating the universe of John Wick.
Lance Reddick and Laurence Fishburne are more well-known actors confirmed for the fourth instalment. Donnie Yen, Scott Adkins, and Mark Zaror, three seasoned action badasses from Ip Man, Ninja: Shadow of a Tear, and Machete Kills, along with Bill Skarsgard, the terrifying evil clown in horror, from It, the scene-stealing Japanese actor Hiroyuki Sanada from Mortal Kombat, Wynonna Earp favourite Shamier Anderson, Japanese-British singer-songwriter Rina Sawayama in her film debut. Yen specifically emphasised in a conversation with Collider how much fun he’s been having on the set of John Wick: Chapter 4: A Species at War.
“I have to take this opportunity [to show] my utmost appreciation for Chad and Keanu. They’re lovely men. They’re just gentlemen. They’ve got big hearts. Keanu has a wonderful soul. Chad is also a very good man. Very knowledgeable. People think he’s just a brilliant action guy. He’s not. He understands film. He’s a film librarian. He knows what’s going on. I’m having the best time working with them than in any of my previous Hollywood movies…[Reeves] is just great. He’s more than I expected. The guy does everything himself. So, he put in the hours. He put in the work. Can do it. He’s no joke.”
Skarsgard also discussed how he first became interested in the series as an action movie enthusiast and then joined the production after getting along well with Stahelski:
“I think the movies are very entertaining. I’ve always been a fan of these over-the-top, exploitive action movies…Chad [Stahelski] reached out to me, and I met him a few times and liked him. It was an enjoyable role. I’m not going to go into detail [about] what it is, but it was a fun role and a fun world. I like movies. I think they’re entertaining and it is something that I haven’t done before. That’s always something that does inspire me, for whatever it is. It’s like, ‘Okay, this is a project or genre or something I haven’t done, so let’s try it out and have fun within those genre constraints.’ So, I’m looking forward to it.”
The plot of John Wick 4
There is a tonne of information available regarding what we may anticipate from John Wick: Chapter 4, even though there isn’t an official plot summary yet. After the spectacular conclusion of John Wick 3, in which John broke away from the assassin collective known as The High Table, the movie will pick up. The leadership of the consortium assumes John is dead after Winston shoots him from a building’s roof, but in reality, he has been found injured and is being cared for by The Bowery King. Speaking with Collider, Fishburne disclosed that the new movie would aim to go even farther into the mythology and legend of this universe, just like every entry before it has.
“I read the script. It’s 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 the heart and soul of it.”
Stahelski was inevitable that John Wick: Chapter 4 would not have a happy ending in a recent interview with IndieWire. “John may survive all this shit, but there’s no happy ending at the end. He’s got nowhere to go. Honestly, I challenge you right now. Here’s a question: How do you 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? Is he just going to fall in love with a love interest? If you’re this guy, if this guy really exists [ed], how will this guy’s day end? He’s fucked for the rest of his life. It’s just a matter of time.”
At Collider’s Directors on Directing panel at San Diego Comic-Con, which featured Chad Stahelski, Tim Miller, and Andrew Stanton, the first trailer for John Wick: Chapter 4 was shown. Along with the new video, the movie’s new poster lets us see Keanu Reeves front and centre with nunchucks.
Is Chapter 4 of John Wick the last one?
John Wick: Chapter 4, the most recent entry in “the last great action-movie franchise,” which Rolling Stone referred to as being delayed by two years due to the pandemic, will be released on March 24, 2023, which is almost four years after John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum.
Will there be a fourth John Wick film?
The fourth instalment of John Wick, titled “John Wick”, based on the trailer, is scheduled to arrive in theatres on March 24, 2023.
Does the trailer for John Wick 4 exist?
Keanu Reeves gets quite combative in the recently released teaser trailer for the fourth John Wick film.
Winston Wicks’ father, is he?
According to popular belief, Winston is John Wick’s father-in-law.
Wick referred to him as “Jonathan” with familiarity and kept up with John’s personal life. When John returns to “life,” he also appears to be quite worried and seems much more nervous when he has to place a contract on John’s head.