Guess who’s back? Back again! Yes, that’s right! John Wick 4 has released it’s first promo poster in CinemaCon in Las Vegas this week. Though the release is nearly a year away, Lionsgate is officially set to promote the movie. John Wick features the titular assassin played by Keanu Reeve. The poster shows a rugged Wick pointing his signature handgun at an off-poster threat.
Earlier reports suggest the name of the movie was going to be John Wick 4 – Hagakure, after an ancient Japanese text that teaches the way of the samurai. However, the name is yet to be confirmed.
John Wick sequels to be created without Derek Kolstad
Kolstad has recently mentioned to Collider that he will not be involved in making the fourth and the fifth chapters of the movie. He further adds, ” No. At a certain stage of the studio will tell you, your creation is graduated, and you wish it well. I’m still close with Chad Stahelski, still close with Dave Leitch, and I don’t know what’s going to happen, but I’m excited to see.”
Kolstad spoke further on the topic, explaining that he didn’t walk away from the franchise by choice. It was how the industry works. Nevertheless, Kolkstand didn’t seem to have any hard feelings about it.
He said, “No, it wasn’t my decision. When you think of the contractually of these things, the third one I shared the credit with any number of people, they didn’t have to come back to me, and so they didn’t,”
John Wick: Chapter 4 anticipated cast
Keanu Reeves is all set to return alongside Laurence Fishburne as The Bowery King, Ian McShane as Winston, and Lance Reddick as Charon. Actress and singer Rina Sawayama has been a new addition to the cast, playing a character called Akira. Donnie Yen, Bill Skarsgård, Clancy Brown, Scott Adkins, Shamier Anderson, and Hiroyuki Sanada are a part of the cast of the movie with undisclosed roles.
John Wick: Chapter 5 confirmed
Soon after the first movie of John Wick hit the theaters in 2014, the Keanu Reeves action movie grew into a globally recognized franchise. The John Wick saga started in the 2010s and will be seen in the 2020s as well. There are multiple John Wick sequels being made. According to CEO John Feltheimer, “We’re also busy preparing scripts for the next two installments of our John Wick action franchise, with John Wick 4 slated to hit theatres Memorial Day weekend 2022. We hope to shoot both John Wick 4 & 5 back to back when Keanu becomes available early next year.”
John Wick: Chapter 4 is currently set to enter theaters on March 24, 2023