Kicked off by the death of John Wick’s dog, the action-thriller franchise released its third installment in 2019. John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum ended on a huge cliffhanger and since then the release of John Wick 4 has become certain.
In terms of Box Office income, the film was a major hit as it went on to earn twice of its previous two movies combined. Within days of John Wick: Chapter 3, Lionsgate confirmed an upcoming chapter 4 to the franchise.
That was expected. But the thing that wasn’t expected was the confirmation of John Wick: Chapter 5.
Yeah! You read it right. Even though, John Wick: Chapter 4 is already delayed by an year because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the fith installment is scheduled to release in 2023. That’s next year after John Wick 4.
Talking about John Wick: Chapter 4, here’s all you need to know about the upcoming movie in the super-hit franchise.
John Wick 3 Recap
Before discussing about John Wick 4, lets get deep down to the memory lane with the recap of John Wick 3.
In the movie, Wick’s is seen in an exile. Then during that time, he is given the choice by the Elder.
“Either kill the Continental owner Winston or get ready to die.”
Even though, Wick returns to the Continental, he never plans to kill Winston. And as expected, this angers the High Table and the Adjudicator declares the Continental ‘deconsecrated’.
That means any business can take place on the hotel’s grounds.
So a bunch of High Table assassins, including Zero goes after Wick, Winston and Continental concierge Charon. And once again, as expected, they fails in their mission.
After looking at all the fail attempts, the Adjudicator calls for a truce and promises to restore the Continental to its former position.
However, there’s a condition. The truce will happen only after Winston kills Wick. And now comes the biggest twist. Without thinking much, Winston instantly kills wick. Hence, showing no mercy. The multiple shots to his body causes him to fall off the roof of the hotel.
As it’s a John Wick universe, how would it be without the main hero. So, he survives and is taken to the Bowery King. Somehow he’s still alive too despite the High Table punishing him for helping Wick in the second movie by having Zero cut him seven times (the Bowery King gave Wick seven bullets).
Bowery King then recruits John Wick and promises revenge on the High Table.
Aside from how the third movie sets up the war between Wick and the High Table, we don’t yet know too much about what will happen in the fourth movie.
However, we shouldn’t be expecting a happy ending to the overall saga.
When asked about the same, this is what Stahelski told IndieWire in an interview, “John may survive all this shit, but at the end of it, there’s no happy ending. He’s got nowhere to go.”
Right now though, Stahelski is trying to “crack” the fourth movie and the production delay has been helpful in working everything out, including where to fit scenes that he couldn’t include in the third movie.
John Wick 4 Release Date
As you’ll now becuase of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic situation, we’ve seen far too many tv shows getting scrapped or postponed. That’s the same thing happened with John Wick 4.
Initally, planned to release to release on May 21, John Wick 4 will now be releasing 1 year later on May 27, 2022 in the UK and US.
As for the production, it’ll commence sometime in the early 2021. Both the fourth and fifth John Wick movies will be filmed back-to-back. This makes sense as the fifth installment will release one year after the 4th part in 2023.
That’s all for now. I expect to see what unfolds after the thrilling ending we saw in the previous installment John Wiick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum. What about you?
What do think will happen in John Wick 4 and 5? Are you expecting a happy ending? Whatever your thoughts are, do let me know in the comments section given below.