For fans that want the next chapter in the John Wick franchise after seeing John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum this past weekend, you won’t have to wait long as John Wick 4 has been announced with a release date exactly two years away on May 21st, 2021.
Lionsgate officially announced the news following the movie’s huge opening weekend of $56.8 million in North America and $93.3 million worldwide.
John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum stars Keanu Reeves in the returning in his third outing as the titular action hero, supporting actors Ian McShane, Laurence Fishburne & Lance Reddick all return while Mark Dacascos, Halle Berry, Asia Kate Dillon and Anjelica Huston all debut in the franchise.
Helmed by stuntman turned director, Chad Stahelski, the third installment to the John Wick franchise sees Reeves’ character return with a $14 million price tag on his head and an army of bounty-hunting killers on his trail. After killing a member of the shadowy international assassin’s guild, the High Table, John Wick is excommunicado, but the world’s most ruthless hit men and women await his every turn.
This third installment’s opening weekend has already overtaken the first John Wick released in 2014 which totaled at just over $43 million domestically and $88.7 million worldwide, meanwhile John Wick: Chapter 2 released in 2017 stands at just over $92 million domestically and $171.5 million worldwide.
No further details have been announced about the forthcoming fourth installment in the John Wick saga. Lionsgate’s recent win at the box office sees the movie studio almost doubling rival Disney’s ongoing cash cow Avengers: Endgame as it ended its fourth weekend with $30 million. Endgame was finally knocked off the top spot at the box office since its release almost a month ago on April 25th.
Reeves’ recent success as an action hero comes days after his announcement of wanting to return to the comic-book movie genre in his former role as John Constantine.
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Directed by Chad Stahelski, John Wick 3 stars Keanu Reeves, Halle Berry, Mark Dacascos, Ian McShane, Lance Reddick, Laurence Fishburne, Jason Mantzoukas, Anjelica Huston, Robin Lord Taylor, and Boban Marjanović. Check out the synopsis below:
“John Wick is still on the run following his killing a member of the High Table inside The Continental, and with a $14 million global contract out on his life. Banned from any Continental services, John must fight and kill his way out of New York.”
John Wick: Chapter 3 is currently in theaters.