John Wick 4: Everything you should know about the latest release
February 7, 2023
Well, the truth has to be told and many of us didn’t think that when Keanu Reeves first gunned his way back into the action genre back in 2014 with John Wick, it would become one of the most beloved and claimed characters among the fans and of course, nobody imagined that the film would quickly become a series.
Fast-forward seven years and Reeves’ ultra-assassin is leading a full-on franchise three films deep, one that’s effectively built out a mythology surrounding an underground league of killers with their own rules, customs, and guidelines.
Just a few days after the third installment, John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum, hit theaters, Lionsgate announced a fourth film was already on the horizon, with Reeves back in the title role, and today we’re going to talk about all the details you have to know about it. Are you ready?
Yeah, for the fourth time, he’s back
The John Wick: Chapter 4 Trailer
The first trailer for John Wick: Chapter 4 was unveiled during Collider’s Directors on Directing panel at San Diego Comic-Con, which featured Chad Stahelski, Tim Miller, and Andrew Stanton. Besides the new footage, we also got to see a new poster for the movie featuring Keanu Reeves front and center with nunchucks.
This official advance was released on November 10, 2022 and it offers us a unique take on the film’s stylistic violence as well as John Wick’s implacable quest for revenge. Likewise, a month later a very short teaser clip was released that provided a brief glimpse of the character.
What Is the John Wick: Chapter 4 Plot?
Although there’s not an official plot, there is a lot of information about what we can expect. This sequel is set after the explosive ending of the third part, in which John decides to walk away from the organization of assassins known as The High Table.
Initially, it is believed that the consortium’s leadership believes John is dead–thanks to Winston shooting him off the roof of a building–but he’s actually found himself injured and in the care of The Bowery King.
Finally, talking to Collider, Fishburne revealed that the upcoming film, like every entry before it, will strive to dig even deeper into the mythology and lore surrounding this world.
When Is the John Wick: Chapter 4 Release Date?
Okay, as everything in our daily lifes, the world of cinema had a significant setback due to COVID-19 pandemic, so many launches were temporarily postponed. Among these, it was the fourth part of John Wick, which in the beginning was originally set to hit the theaters on May 21, 2021. Moreover, we have to keep in mind the Reeves’ scheduling conflicts with The Matrix: Resurrections which further delayed the movie and since then, it’s been postponed again to March 24, 2023.
Who’s In the John Wick: Chapter 4 Cast?
In addition to Reeves returning as the titular hitman, Stahelski also confirmed Ian McShane would be returning for his fourth John Wick movie. “I couldn’t be happier than to welcome Ian McShane back to John Wick: Chapter 4,” the director said in a statement at the time. “He is not only an amazing actor but is an indispensable collaborator who has helped define the world of John Wick.”
Apart from that, you’ll be happy to know that we’ll have a lot of renown faces including a trio of proven action badasses in Donnie Yen (Ip Man), Scott Adkins (Ninja: Shadow of a Tear), and Mark Zaror (Machete Kills), alongside horror’s scariest evil clown Bill Skarsgård (It), scene-stealing Japanese actor Hiroyuki Sanada (Mortal Kombat), Wynonna Earp favorite Shamier Anderson, Japanese-British singer-songwriter Rina Sawayama in her film debut, and the goddamn Kurgan himself, Clancy Brown.