John Wick 4 just launched its first official trailer and people lost their minds (like a lot of them literally did in the trailer itself). The Baba Yaga was pissed off by the end of Parabellum and now he’s coming for blood-soaked revenge! So far, every chapter of this franchise has managed to add a bunch of new faces when it comes to the antagonists, and other people connected to Mr. Wick. Chapter 3 practically took us to his roots and we even saw his old ally, Sofia. And now, we’ve got confirmation from the director that John Wick’s “Stepsister” is in the movie.
What’s New in John Wick 4?
As we’re approaching the penultimate outing of the core John Wick franchise, we can be sure that Wick’s kill count in this movie is going to be even higher than before. His reported kill count so far is 306 to be exact [John Wick (84), John Wick Chapter 2 (128), John Wick Chapter 3 – Parabellum (94)]. But it’s likely that he’d even go past Chapter 2 as this one’s said to be a much longer movie.
In an interview with Collider’s Editor-in-Chief Steven Weintraub, John Wick 4 (and franchise) director Chad Stahelski said that this outing will have “at least a third more scenes than the last one,” and we will be visiting some of the world’s most breathtaking landscapes. You could read the whole interview here, but what’s interesting is that Stahelski also revealed an exciting new addition with regard to Wick’s story.
John Wick’s “Stepsister” Arrives!
Steven Weintraub asked about a particular character within the trailer, and Stahelski replied that it was actually John Wick’s sister. Here’s how the conversation went:
Steven Weintraub: I’m going to ask you some questions about the trailer. Is that John Wick’s mom in the trailer?
STAHELSKI: John Wick’s mom. Which one’s John Wick’s mom?
Steven Weintraub: There’s a woman near the box that’s on fire with the glowy thing, and it’s because Winston says something about your family.
STAHELSKI: Oh no, Natalie [Tena]. No.
Steven Weintraub: I mean, by the way, I’m just taking stabs.
STAHELSKI: I would say in the familial zone, like a stepsister. I wouldn’t call her a stepsister but in the zone of that, yeah. It’s his former family, yes.
So as confirmed by Stahelski, Natalia Tena plays the part of Katia, who is more like a “stepsister” to John Wick. It would be safe to presume that she also came out of the Ballerina training program and became an assassin because literally, everyone in this franchise turns out to be a killer assassin after all.
Besides the regular cast, the other exciting new additions include Donnie Yen, Bill Skarsgård, Hiroyuki Sanada, Scott Adkins, and Clancy Brown. So with these actors, you could expect a lot of gory gut-wrenching action in the penultimate outing when it arrives on March 24, 2023.