When Keanu Reeves first returned to the action genre in 2014 with John Wick, no one knew it would become a series. Seven years later, Reeves’ ultra-assassin character is out in action in three installments, effectively building a mythology around an underground league of assassins with their own rules, quirks, and guidelines. Just days after John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum, hits theaters, Lionsgate announced that John Wick: Chapter 4 is coming. Still fronted by Chad Stahelski as director and the inclusion of Mike Finch (Predator) as a scriptwriter, although the Covid-19 pandemic had pushed the production wheel of this project back a year, here’s what you need to know about John Wick: Chapter 4.
When is the release date for John Wick: Chapter 4?
The film was originally scheduled to hit theaters on May 21, 2021, but due to the Covid-19 pandemic — as well as Reeves’ scheduling conflicts with The Matrix: Resurrections — the premiere date was pushed back a year to May 27, 2022.
Who’s taking part in John Wick: Chapter 4?
In addition to Reeves returning as the titular hitman, Stahalesky also recently confirmed Ian McShane will return for the fourth John Wick film. Other familiar faces confirmed for the fourth entry are Lance Reddick and Laurence Fishburne. After previously presenting two Indonesian action stars, Yayan Ruhian and Cecep Arif Rahman, for Chapter 4, it was Donnie Yen (Ip Man), Scott Adkins (Ninja: Shadow of a Tear), Mark Zaror (Machete Kills) who will compete against each other. the main character. That still doesn’t add Bill Skarsgard (It) and Hiroyuki Sanada (Mortal Kombat), as well as Shamier Anderson, Rina Sawayama, and Clancy Brown for roles that have yet to be published.
When and Where was John Wick: Chapter 4 Filmed?
In June 2021, via Shamier Anderson’s upload showing the atmosphere on set, it was confirmed that John Wick: Chapter 4 had begun production. Most of the filming will be shot in New York, although it is reported that some scenes will also be shot in Berlin and Paris, prior to the shooting of additional scenes in Japan. Initially, Lionsgate intended to shoot Chapters 4 and 5 back-to-back, but failed to do so due to the pandemic.
Who are the confirmed characters in John Wick: Chapter 4?
Keanu Reeves, obviously, will play the lead role of John Wick, a killer who wears a suit and knows about 10,000 ways to kill you. McShane reprises the role of Winston, the owner of the New York Continental Hotel, the latter of whom betrays John Wick by shooting him. Lance Reddick will reprise the role of Charon, the manager of Continental, while Fishburne will once again play the leader of the underground assassins, The Bowery King. Exact details about the new character are scarce so far. Marko Zaror, a stuntman and martial artist and actor, is reported to be one of John Wick’s “main enemies” in the film.
What is the plot of John Wick: Chapter 4?
While there’s no official plot synopsis yet, there’s plenty of info out there about what to expect. This film will be a direct continuation of the previous chapter, which sees John seem completely separated from the assassin organization known as The High Table. The consortium leadership believed that John was dead—after Winston shot him from the roof of the building—despite the fact that John was still alive and in the care of The Bowery King. Just like in the previous chapters, this fourth act will try to dig deeper into the mythology and knowledge about the world of assassins in this saga. Meanwhile, some time ago in an interview session, Stahelski was quite adamant that whatever the story of this fourth act, the filmmaker made sure it would not have a happy ending.