What is the John Wick 4 release date? Keep an eye on your pencils; John Wick: Chapter 4 is coming, and Keanu Reeves will once again reprise his role as the not-so-retired hitman. Chad Stahelski, stuntman turned director, once again takes the reins driving the action movie series.
We’ve known about this fourth action movie since the opening week of John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum, but since it was announced, we’ve learned a lot more. Keanu Reeves will be back for more violent showdowns, smouldering looks into the camera, and of course, guns, lots of guns; still, there’s a lot of mystery around what we can expect.
So, we’ve put together everything we know so far about the John Wick 4 release date, plot, and the cast that will be lining up alongside one of the movie world’s most prolific assassins. So with no further adieu here’s the latest on one of the best movie franchises of the last few decades.
What is the John Wick 4 release date?
John Wick: Chapter 4 will be released in cinemas on March 24, 2023. This was revealed in an announcement video in December 2021.
John Wick 4 was initially slated for 2021 and, at one point, was reportedly lined up for same-day release alongside The Matrix 4. Unfortunately, John Wick: Chapter 4 suffered a whole host of Covid-related delays.
Lionsgate announced that filming had begun on the project by sending fans who had signed up for an exclusive text service a message saying they were back in business. It read: “Consider this a professional courtesy. John Wick: Chapter 4 is now in production.”
It was also shared alongside this image of an empty director’s chair, which on social media had the caption: “Anybody got a pencil sharpener? John Wick: Chapter 4 is now in production.”
John Wick 4 trailer
The full trailer for John Wick 4 dropped on November 10, 2022, and you can watch it right here. The trailer shows our favourite assassin in action and introduces new characters, as well as bringing back familiar faces from the series so far.
The first teaser for John Wick 4 dropped at San Diego ComicCon 2022. The short trailer shows a now recovered John training for his war against the High Table and gives us the ominous warning that not even John Wick can kill everyone.
The final trailer was dropped on February 16, 2023. Look out for an unrecognisable Scott Adkins:
What is the John Wick 4 plot?
John Wick first came out in 2014 as the assassin was brought out of retirement to avenge his poor dead puppy. In John Wick: Chapter 2, he had to fulfil an old blood oath. Then in John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum, he fought the High Table, so what’s next for the deadly assassin?
Chapter 3 ended with a severely wounded John Wick being taken to an underground bunker by The Tick Tock Man (Jason Mantzoukas) to Bowery King (Laurence Fishburne), where they agreed that the High Table sucks.
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Winston (Ian McShane) left John for dead as he hoped to remain manager of The Continental and in good favour with the High Table. So, in Chapter 4, we hope to see the Bowery King and John Wick join forces.
We also know that the crew have reportedly been on location in France, Germany, New York and Japan, so we can expect lots of intercontinental brawling. Chad Stahleski told Collider that the film would serve as something like a conclusion for the series.
“I think Chapter 4 is a good continuation of all three previous films, and it’s got a bit of a conclusion to it, which is great,” Stahleski explained.
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“We introduce a ton of new characters that have a lot to say about John Wick from his past and from, obviously, present. I think it’s brotherhood; it’s hope. It’s what life would really be like as a bit of an existential crisis with John, and I think that’s the fun part of the movie.”
Who is in the John Wick 4 cast?
The John Wick: Chapter 4 crew have clearly been in full casting mode with lots of names to add to the ever-growing John Wick cast list.
Who’s in the John Wick: Chapter 4 cast?
- Keanu Reeves as John Wick
- Donnie Yen as Caine
- Bill Skarsgård as the Marquis de Gramont
- Ian McShane as Winston Scott
- Laurence Fishburne as the Bowery King
- Lance Reddick as Charon
- Hiroyuki Sanada as Shimazu
- Shamier Anderson as The Tracker
- Rina Sawayama as Akira
- Scott Adkins as Killa
- Clancy Brown as The Harbinger
- Natalia Tena as Katia
- Marko Zaror as Chid
- George Georgiou as The Elder
During an interview with Collider, Bill Skarsgård revealed a little about how he was cast in his role, “Chad [Stahelski] reached out to me, and I met him a few times, and I really liked him. It was a really fun role. I’m not gonna go into detail [about] what it is, but it was a fun role and a run world.”
And when it comes to Donnie Yen’s role, Deadline revealed that Donnie would be playing an old friend of John Wick’s, sharing the same history and many of the same enemies.
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Japanese-British singer Rina Sawayama from Turn Up Charlie will also make her acting debut in the action sequel. And that’s all the intel we have right now, but keep your eyes peeled because if there’s one thing we’ve learned, it’s that killers like John are hiding in all corners.
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