Well, its been a minute since we had a new John Wick movie. Back in 2020 they announced John Wick 5 was in development before they had even started filming the 4th installment. Here we are, a couple of years later, and now after lengthy delays thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic, we finally have an official trailer and a release date for the 4th movie in the Kenu Reeves franchise.
John Wick: Chapter 4 will see the return of Laurence Fishburne as the Bowery King, Lance Reddick as Charon, and Ian McShane as Winston. The movie also features some exciting new additions to the cast including Donnie Yen (Rogue One: A Star Wars Story), Bill Skarsgård (It and It Chapter Two), and Japanese-British pop star Rina Sawayama. Chad Stahelski, who has directed every John Wick film, recently spoke with Variety about what fans can expect in Chapter 4.
“I love mythology,” Stahelski told Variety. “I love a good myth. I don’t really believe – at least for the John Wick movies – in a three-act structure. I believe in storytelling and leaving it. You know, we’ve always seen John Wick as Odysseus. So we take the time we need to tell the story. As long as we don’t fall asleep watching it, we keep it going. But I guess there is a bathroom limit.”
As we mentioned above, this 4th movie is not the only project in development in the franchise. The Starz network is working on a series dubbed “The Continental” which will be a prequel set decades before the original films. On top of this, Lionsgate has a “Ballerina” feature in development which will be based around Anjelica Huston’s character from John Wick 3 “Parabellum”. As for which characters from the original films will appear, this will be announced later down the track. The only one so far confirmed is Ian McShane (Winston) to reprise his role.
John Wick: Chapter 4 is due to hit cinemas here in Australia on March 23, 2023 and March 24, 2023 internationally.