For those of you who just watched John Wick: Chapter 3 and fell in love with the action-packed movie, we have good news. Chapter 4 is on its way and we have the release date.
John Wick: Chapter 3 Parabellum had rave reviews from critics and had a #1 box office debut effectively ending Avengers: Endgame’s three-week run at the top. Given results like these, it’s no surprise that John Wick: Chapter 4 is confirmed and already has a release date scheduled for May 21, 2021.
The first time we ever heard about John Wick was in 2014 when the first John Wick movie was released and it grossed a little under 90 million dollars. The next John wick movie grossed approximately 172 million dollars in total. John Wick: Chapter 3 Parabellum which was released last Friday has earned 36 million dollars overseas and a whopping 57 million dollars domestically. This $93 million total puts it on the road to significantly surpassing John Wick: Chapter 2 at the box office.
The announcement about John Wick: Chapter 4 was made via a simple text message that read, “You have served. You will be of service. John Wick: Chapter 4 coming- May 21, 2021."
Spoiler Alert from here on out!
John Wick: Chapter 3 - Parabellum was initially thought to be the last piece of the John Wick Trilogy but instead of closing the book it ends on a cliff-hanger. The last installment sets the stage for a major change within the underworld.
The movie ends with John being betrayed by his friend Winston, played by Ian McShane, who has chosen to sacrifice John in exchange for a position at the head of the New York Branch of The Continental. However, the Bowery King decides to save John and helps him get to safety after his fall from the hotel roof. Now they both team up and are out seeking revenge.
The series creator Dereck Kolstad had this to say:
In the first couple of drafts, we did quote unquote end it.But even in that ending that we wrote, it still left it open to the world, but more along the lines of your gunslinger riding off into the sunset. But over time and over process, let’s be honest, Keanu loves this movie, loves this character. Chad loves this world. [...] There was a larger world to explore and they wanted to delve into it.
So even though we know that John Wick: Chapter 4 will be about John seeking revenge there is also hints that a whole universe is likely to be created with the stories of newly added characters such as Sofia played by Halle Berry and The Sommelier or The Tailor from the second movie.
Kolstad also hinted at another direction stating that he thinks the franchise can become more international with the stories of other Continentals being explored. The creator stated that there are Continentals in every city and expressed interest in cities like Rio de Janeiro, Beijing, Shanghai, and even Singapore.