It’s hard to keep a good man down. But that’s easy compared to keeping the world’s greatest assassin from tracking down all his enemies. No one has done it yet. And we doubt they’ll do it when Keanu Reeves’ stylish killer returns for more vengeance. When will we see the John Wick franchise back on the big screen though? And who will be joining him in his next deadly adventure? Here’s everything we know about John Wick: Chapter 4.
John Wick’s next outing is titled John Wick: Chapter 4. It is also being stylized as JW4 via its social media accounts.
John Wick: Chapter 4‘s Plot
Not too many specific details are known about the plot of John Wick: Chapter 4, but we do have an official trailer to give us a solid look.
The initial synopsis for John Wick: Chapter 4 reveals some details:
John Wick (Keanu Reeves) takes on his most lethal adversaries yet in the upcoming fourth installment of the series. With the price on his head ever increasing, Wick takes his fight against the High Table global as he seeks out the most powerful players in the underworld, from New York to Paris to Osaka to Berlin.
We also got a first look photo of John Wick: Chapter 4. In it, we see a quieter vision of John Wick, one that seems like he’s kneeling in prayer, perhaps before heading off for a fight. This gorgeous first image has a bit more context after the first trailer, as it seems to be the scene when he goes to a holy place to connect with his wife.
This latest poster for John Wick: Chapter 4 is incredible. Check out John’s hourglass tie full of bullets. Time is running out, indeed.
Behind the Scenes
Chad Stahelski is back for the fourth time to direct. Shay Hatten and Michael Finch will write the script.
John Wick: Chapter 4‘s Cast
Of course, Keanu Reeves is returning for the fourth installment. As is Laurence Fishburne. The Bowery King made an alliance with Wick at the end of the third film. Together they’ll be a formidable opponent for the High Table.
John Wick: Chapter 4‘s New Cast Members
The film will also feature plenty of newcomers to the franchise. That includes the legendary Donnie Yen. The Rogue One actor will play an old friend of John Wick’s. The two share a long history, as well as many similar enemies. Sounds to us like Yen might be another deadly assassin.
The It movie’s Pennywise, Bill Skarsgård is also joining the killer series as The Marquis, a foe to the Baba Yaga. He’ll be in many scenes with fellow new Wickverse member Clancy Brown, who will play The Harbinger. The voice of Mr. Krabs recently told Collider the two have a lot of scenes together and that his role has to do with revealing more about the authority of the High Table.
Hiroyuki Sanada is also getting in on the fun. The 60-year-old Japanese actor will join ( or fight?) Keanu Reeves in the latest Wick venture. Sanada recently starred in Mortal Kombat and Zack Snyder’s Army of the Dead. He’s also appeared in major comic book movies like Avengers: Endgame and The Wolverine. But his film acting career dates back to the 1960s, and includes work under Japanese directors including Masahiro Makino, Teruo Ishii, Kinji Fukasaku, and more.
Also in the cast is Japanese-British recording artist Rina Sawayama. She’ll be making her film debut. And Shamier Anderson, best known for his role on Wynonna Earp, is also getting in on the secret assassin game.
John Wick: Chapter 4‘s Release Date
John Wick: Chapter 4 will hit theaters on March 24, 2023.
Originally published on June 3, 2021.