The following article was updated on July 20, 2021
The filmography of superstar Keanu Reeves features hits like “Speed”, “Matrix” or “Dangerous Surf”, a number of popular long-running hits that have burned themselves into (action) film history – and all of which are older than 20 years. That Reeves himself still It’s not yesterday’s news for a long time and is not too old and sprightly for bone-breaking maneuvers in front of the camera, the three previously released “John Wick” films have impressively demonstrated since 2014.
As a former hit man whose past caught up with him, Reeves fired his career again and was able to achieve greater and greater success – “John Wick: Chapter 3” was even the most successful so far. And that’s why the show has to go on: In addition to a confirmed offshoot series, parts 4 and 5 will also appear. In the following we concentrate on “John Wick 4” and have put together the most important information. Of course, this article will be updated on an ongoing basis.
When is “John Wick 4” coming?
The question that burns under the fingers of all fans: When can they watch Reeves shooting and boxing again? According to the current state of affairs, “John Wick 4” in US theaters on May 27, 2022 go to the start. Of course, this assumes that nothing goes wrong in production by then and that the spreading delta variant within the corona pandemic does not spoil the project.
There is currently no German start date.
Who is part of the cast of “John Wick 4”?
Keanu Reeves, of course. Beside him, however, were already further returnees confirmedwithout which it simply cannot go on. Fans can look forward to seeing Lance Reddick as Charon and Ian McShane as Winston. And Laurence Fishburne as Bowery King should not be missing either.
In addition, several newcomers have already been signed, who will go into battle either with or against Reeves. Are there too absolute luminaries of action and martial arts cinema: Donnie Yen (“Ip Man” series), Hiroyuki Sanada (“Mortal Kombat”), Scott Adkins (“Undisputed II”) and Marko Zaror (“Undisputed III: Redemption) are supposed to cause a lot of excitement Also roles: Bill Skarsgård (horror clown Pennywise from the two new “ES” films based on Stephen King), pop star Rina Sawayama and Shamier Anderson (“Goliath”) Action star of the 80s Joined the film as an opponent: Clancy Brown, who became an icon of the genre, especially as the villain in “Highlander”.
By the way, whoever won’t be there anymore is Derek Kolstad as a screenwriter. He came up with the entire “John Wick” world, but since he was already working with co-authors on Part 3, his services were no longer in demand. Nevertheless, he is still in close contact with the filmmakers.
What will “John Wick 4” be about?
Official details of the content are not yet available. It was confirmed, however, that the protagonist was probably through several places on earth is chased away. Berlin and Paris should be the central arenas for action, but New York and Japan will also appear. So it seems like the plot is going to get even more international. By the way, filming has already started:
In addition, it is certain that there will be a larger time jump between parts 3 and 4, so that was still the case between the previous films. No wonder, “John Wick 3” ends with a rather battered title hero who must first recover from it. In addition, at least for the beginning, Wick should be out for revenge and the Hunt for Winston and the High Chamber want to open.
How hard will “John Wick 4” get?
One thing is for sure: It is guaranteed not to be squeamish and director Chad Stahelski and his team have certainly come up with numerous crazy action scenes again – but some non-filmed ideas for the third film were also taken into account. The first “John Wick” film was rated at the age of 16 by the FSK, but the two successors were already too much of a good thing: for both of them, the rating was 18 and over.
Should “John Wick 4” continue the chosen hardness trend, could accordingly also beckon a release from 18.