'John Wick 4' Release Date Confirmed; Cast, Plot, Other Details Revealed
WARNING: This article contains spoilers for John Wick 3. Read at your own risk.
John Wick: Chapter 3 - Parabellum was recently released and good news for fans because this isn't the last movie for the titular character. It was announced that there would be John Wick 4 and the release date has been revealed as well. Here's what we know so far about the upcoming movie.
John Wick is a retired assassin, but one day, the dog that his late wife gave him was killed so he lets out the remorseless killing machine within and he seeks revenge. This isn't a regular assassin as we're talking about John Wick here - AKA the Baba Yaga.
In the third movie, he was caught in a situation wherein there's a $14 million global contract on his head. He tried to fix his situation and tried to stay alive at the same time. Many believed that John Wick 3 would be the last for the franchise, but the ending hints the likelihood of a fourth installment.
On Monday, Lionsgate announced that John Wick 4 will be released on May 21, 2021, which is just two years following the third film and shortest gap between movies yet. The studio reportedly made the announcement via a text message to fans, confirming the schedule of the fourth movie.
As for the cast, Keanu Reeves will surely be back as John Wick, as the movie wouldn't be the same without him. Other cast members expected to return include, Laurence Fishburne (Bowery King), Jason Mantzoukas (Tick Tock Man), Ian McShane (Winston), and Lance Reddick (Charon). The High Table will have a major role as well, so that means Anjelica Huston (Director), Saïd Taghmaoui (Elder), and Asia Kate Dillon (Adjudicator) will probably be back.
Meanwhile, as mentioned earlier, the ending of John Wick: Chapter 3 - Parabellum sets up the story of the fourth installment. In the ending of the third movie, Winston shows no mercy and shoots John several times, and he fell off the roof of the hotel. They believed he is dead, but he isn't.
John survives, and he was taken on the Bowery King and spoke for revenge. When asked if he was angry, the assassin growls, "Yeah." It seems like John Wick 4 will be about John and the Bower King working together against The Continental, as well as The High Table. Also, the third movie's subtitle Parabellum means "prepare for war," so that war will likely occur in the fourth installment.