While Matrix 4 is in theaters, another fourth installment in a saga featuring Keanu Reeves has just been postponed for nearly a year: John Wick: Chapter 4.
Keanu Reeves had planned a boisterous comeback in two career sagas. Indeed, Originally, Matrix Resurrections and John Wick: Chapter 4 were due out on 21 from 2021, the same day.
Due to several postponements, Matrix was released yesterday, and John Wick is still awaited. And again has just been pushed back.
See you in 2023
John Wick 4 had therefore first postponed to May 25, 2022, which seemed like a reasonable date for a movie whose filming ended in november. However, without – for the moment – particular justification, John Wick: Chapter 4 has been pushed back again, this time to March 24, 2023.
The news was announced through a trailer inspired by John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum. What’s more, the trailer makes several winks at Matrix, including names on a board like T. Anderson (Neo’s name is Thomas Anderson) or A. Smith (who could be Agent Smith).
As a reminder, John Wick 4 will be the first episode not to be scripted by the creator franchise, Derke Kolstad. If that can reassure the fans, the narrative quality of the film shouldn’t be felt by Laurence Fishburne, one of the main actors to reprise his role (Bowery King):
As a fan, not just as a part of it, and that’s based on reading the script, this will be the best (John Wick movie) yet.
What date for John Wick 5, then?
John Wick: Chapter 4 and Chapter 5 were to be shot back to back one of the other, for an exit of the fifth opus in 2023. With the pandemic, the idea was put aside and the teams thus concentrated on the filming of the fourth episode.
However, this does not give no idea on the possible date of the shooting or the release of this fifth chapter. On the other hand, let us remember that a prequel series to John Wick is planned. Baptized The Continental, it will consist of three episodes, which will be similar to three 90-minute TV films.
The series will be broadcast on the Starz channel in 2022 and will notably stage Mel Gibson as a new character, Cormac, Ian McShane in the role of old Winston.
John Wick: Chapter 4 will be released in US theaters on March 24 of 2023.
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