After a period of calm with his wife, Helen, his peace is shattered when she passes away from an unidentified illness. When the son of a big criminal leader murders his dog – his love’s last present to him – he is transformed back into the assassin he was years before. Nobody could have predicted how famous this revenge tale would become, let alone the franchise it would eventually spawn. At the time of writing, there were three films in the “John Wick” franchise.
“John Wick: Chapter 2” was released in February 2017 and continued the storyline of the titular hitman. This sequel fared better critically and monetarily than its predecessor, clearing the door for “John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum,” released in May 2019. This film, like those before it, was a box office hit and received positive reviews. Not to mention that it, too, ended on a cliffhanger, wonderfully setting up the sequel.
Wick was in a bad place by the time the credits rolled on “Chapter 3 – Parabellum.” He’s critically injured at the feet of his former comrade, the Bowery King, after narrowly escaping death at the hands of countless bounty hunters. Both men have been severely harmed by their mysterious overlords, known as the High Table, and neither intends to allow such atrocities to go unpunished. As a result, the two are now ready to take on the powers that be in “John Wick: Chapter 4”
“John Wick 4” is presently in production and is scheduled to hit theatres in late May of 2022. The project’s details are scarce, but its title may have recently leaked online ahead of any official announcement.
— One Take News (@OneTakeNews) November 8, 2021
On November 8, 2021, @OneTakeNews on Twitter revealed this piece of information by uploading a photo of a wrapped gift from the set with the title scrawled across it. “Hagakure” is the title of a Japanese text compiled by Tsuramoto Tashiro, for those unfamiliar. It contains a compilation of commentary by the late Yamamoto Tsunetomo, who explained his views on samurai life. Surely, this indicates that Wick is a warrior who follows some sort of code.
Lionsgate has yet to confirm the title “John Wick: Chapter 4 – Hagakure” as official as of this writing. However, if this leak proves to be true, the studio is likely to make such an announcement sooner rather than later.