Wait for 'John Wick: Chapter 4' got a year longer
The wait just got a year longer! To catch our favorite assassin in action, we will have to go till 2023 as John Wick: Chapter 4 has undergone a release date change. The Keanu Reeves-led project will not hit the cinema halls on May 27, 2022, but instead come on March 24, 2023. Producer Lionsgate confirmed the same on social media, leaving fans upset.
The third part of the John Wick franchise, John Wick: Chapter 3 - Parabellum, released in 2019 to a thumping response. In fact, the two films before that, which came in 2014 and 2017, were blockbusters, paving the way to a full-fledged series. Not just for its sleek action and the main character, but people love John Wick films because of the overall package.
The change in the release date of the Chad Stahelski-directorial was announced in a teaser dropped today. Reports reveal that makers wanted to avoid a clash against Tom Cruise's Top Gun: Maverick, but sources told Deadline that the production of the movie has taken a hit. John Wick: Chapter 4 is being shot across the world and a schedule was also planned in Japan.
And probably because of the COVID-19 situation, the production of John Wick: Chapter 4 was paused for a brief while. Apart from Reeves, the film will also have Donnie Yen, Laurence Fishburne, Bill Skarsgård, and Ian McShane in its cast, among others. Michael Finch and Shay Hatten have been given the screenplay duty, while Stahelski, Basil Iwanyk, and Erica Lee are producing the venture.
In October, the Bill & Ted Face the Music star hit headlines for gifting Rolex watches to the four-member stunt team of John Wick: Chapter 4. He gifted those during a dinner in Paris after finishing the shooting schedule there. Dave Camarillo, Bruce Concepcion, Li Qiang, and Jeremy Marinas were the lucky four who got the luxury gift. Overwhelmed, they shared the same online.