Director: Chad Stahelski
Writers: Michael Finch, Shay Hatten, Derek Kolstad
Stars: Keanu Reeves, Donnie Yen, Bill Skarsgård
The end is near for John Wick, but his candle still burns before it goes out.
A first look at “John Wick Chapter 4” shows Keanu Reeves as Wick standing in front of what appears to be a candlelit altar. Lionsgate distributed the neon-tinted press image via text message to fans who signed up to receive updates on the fourth film, which opens in theaters on March 24, 2023.
“John Wick Chapter 4” also stars Laurence Fishburne, Ian McShane, Lance Reddick, Bill Skarsgard, Clancy Brown, Donnie Yen, Shamier Anderson, Hiroyuki Sanada, Scott Adkins, and Rina Sawayama. While the plot remains under wraps, the film is expected to pick up after Wick was handed over to the Bowery King (Fishburne) at the end of “John Wick Chapter 3” after attempting to overthrow the High Table’s hierarchy of assassins.
“Chapter 4” kicks off Wick’s planned two-part finale. The franchise fueled the upcoming spin-off film “Ballerina” starring Ana de Armas and Starz’s prequel series “The Continental” about the hotel for mercenaries.
Director Chad Stahelski previously told The Hollywood Reporter that “Chapter 4” will find “new and interesting ways to make John Wick suffer” through even crazier stunts.
The director previously told IndieWire that even he doesn’t know how Wick’s arc will end.
“John can survive all this shit, but in the end there is no happy ending. He has nowhere to go,” Stahelski said. “Honestly, I challenge you right now, here’s a question for you: How do you want me to end this? Do you think he’s going to ride off into the fucking sunset? He’s killed 300 fucking people and he’s just going to go [walk away], is everything okay? Is he going to fall in love with a love interest? If you’re this damn guy, if this guy really exists, how is this guy’s day going to end? He is screwed for the rest of his life. It’s just a matter of time.”