John Wick: Chapter 4 Official First Look Revealed March 24, 2023
John Wick: Chapter 4 has unveiled its first official image for the next installment of the popular hitman franchise. Lionsgate posted the photo on Twitter, showing Keanu Reeves, dressed in black, surrounded by candles at an altar. At the end of the year, the studio postponed the film’s release from May 2022 to March 24, 2023 due to the pandemic. At that time, fans also watched a short teaser of the film titled “I See You”. Lionsgate has an unreleased trailer for us, which premiered at CinemaCon in April.
Serving as a direct sequel to John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum, the new film sees the titular assassin (Reeves) team up with the Bowery King (Laurence Fishburne) in hopes of exacting revenge on the High Table. As Deadline reported in December, “John Wick: Chapter 4” is filming in various locations around the world, and production has been halted in Japan due to an increase in Omicron incidents.
Other plot details are still scarce, but we can expect non-stop fight choreography, massive action set-pieces, and a vast cast of professional assassins. In an interview with Collider, co-star Fishburne said of the film: “I read the script. It’s really cool. While it’s the same world as the other three films, it’s deeper. In terms of the Assassin’s Code, it goes much deeper. I think her relationship with a certain character played by Mr. Otanabe… is really her heart and soul.
It should be noted that the creator John Wick, Derek Kolstad was not involved as a screenwriter in episodes 4 and 5. “No. At a certain point, the studio will tell you, your piece is finished and you want it. I’m still close with Chad (Stahelski), I’m still close with Dave (Leitch), and I don’t know what’s going to happen, but I’m excited to see,” he told Collider. Kolstad’s last writing effort was the limited action film Nobody, directed by Ilya Naishuller and starring Bob Odenkirk (Breaking Bad, Better Call Saul).
John Wick: Chapter 4 is co-written by Shay Hatten (Army of the Dead) and Michael Finch (Hitman: Agent 47). The film also stars Donnie Yen, Ian McShane, Hiroyuki Sanada, Rina Sawayama, Shamier Anderson and Lance Reddick. Additionally, Lionsgate TV is planning an expansion of The Continental, a TV show based around a killer hotel in the US. John Wick franchise.
John Wick: Chapter 4 hits theaters on March 24, 2023.
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