The pandemic situation was somewhat hard on the global film production scene, with many projects being pushed forward to follow the COVID19 safety guidelines. One such project was John Wick 4.
Originally slated to release on May 21, 2021, John Wick 4 filming and production were delayed due to the pandemic. However, Ian McShane (the actor playing Winston, John Wick’s enemy) told Collider that the film is likely to begin production in 2021.
The production studio Lionsgate has officially moved the release date of John Wick 4 to May 27, 2022. It has also confirmed that John Wick 5 is on the go and will be filmed back to back with the fourth movie.
“I know the script is being written and they’re hoping to do it this year. I know they announced they were gonna do [‘John Wick 4’] and [‘John Wick 5’] together, but who knows. The studios announce all sorts of things. No doubt, at some point this year, we’re gonna do ‘John Wick 4’.”Ian McShane
The film industry is trying to rise back up and recover the losses gained due to the pandemic by relying on big projects such as John Wick films to bring in the revenue.
Because of the first John Wick film’s intense success, the movie could soon become a franchise. Ian McShane believes that the film was bound to receive such appreciation and success.
“They got such a good cast for the first one and it was a very good script. I thought the second one wasn’t quite as good, but people by then loved it and went with it. I think the third one was really terrific, so it lived up to it. I always thought it had legs because of Keanu, a dead wife, a dog, a gun, and a great car. It had all the elements, so how can you fail?”Ian McShane
It is somewhat comforting to know that the franchise films John Wick 4 & 5 will begin production later this year, and since the news is coming from a vital cast member such as Ian McShane, it is a deal-breaker.
John Wick 4 will release around the spring of 2022 if they do good on the production time. However, John Wick 5’s release date is not in sight (yet). Stay tuned to get the latest updates on John Wick franchise films.
About John Wick : Chapter 4
John Wick 4 is an American neo-noir action thriller film and the fourth installment in the John Wick franchise. The franchise is created by Derek Kolstad and stars Keanu Reeves in the role of a retired legendary hitman John Wick.
John Wick must avoid run-ins with The High Table and survive long enough to complete his mission, along with the help of The Bowery King, who was left for dead by The High Table and now is helping John Wick take them down.
John Wick 4 released on March 24, 2023.