Lionsgate Movies has announced in a new teaser video that John Wick: Chapter 4 will be hitting theaters on March 24, 2023. Until this news, John Wick 4 was expected to be released May 2022, following a previous delay.
The video doesn’t give away much of what to expect from the fourth movie in the action franchise other than confirmation of what will hopefully be the movie’s release date. We know John Wick 4 will pick up the story after the shocking events at the end of the third movie, where Wick was shot and seemingly left for dead by Winston, who is able to regain his role as manager of the Continental as a result. But Wick survived and plans to bring down the feared underworld authority the High Table, potentially with the help of the Bowery King.
In recent interviews, actor Keanu Reeves revealed to Collider that John Wick 4’s opening sequence will take place in the desert, and with his character riding a horse. Director Chad Stahelski has also said that the movie won’t have a happy ending, saying the character has killed 300 people and is “f***ed for the rest of his life… it’s just a matter of time.”
A fifth film is confirmed, and at one stage was set to shoot back-to-back with the fourth. A prequel TV show titled The Continental is on the way–the three-part Starz series will be set in the ’70s and focus on the rise of the hitman hotel of the title. There’s also a spin-off titled The Ballerina in the works, with a script by Shay Hatten.
Reeves’s other big movie franchise The Matrix has just had its fourth entry, The Matrix Resurrections, hit HBO Max and theaters on Wednesday. You can check out GameSpot’s review of the film here, and our review roundup of overall critical consensus here.