The global health crisis delayed the filming and release of John Wick: Chapter 4 which should quickly get back on track according to actor Ian McShane.
As Keanu Reeves is very strong, but he cannot break mouths on two different shoots at the same time, the Covid-19 pandemic which has put a stop to the production of the fourth part of Matrix was also right about the release of John Wick 4. Filming for Lana Wachowski’s next blockbuster had only started four weeks ago when the cameras had to be turned off for safety, forcing the hitman to postpone its arrival in theaters to May 2022 instead of May 2021, when Neo was also expected to return.
John Wick gets back in the saddle
Chad Stahelski’s film has therefore given little news since, except that the script for this chapter 4 should be written at the same time as that of chapter 5, which will be shot one after the other, and that scenes cut from the last one Parabellum could be reused in the next movie. But in a recent interview with Collider to talk about the return of Ian McShane in the series American Gods, the interview slipped to John Wick’s side and the actor explained that Lionsgate should start production well later this year:
“Keanu and I exchanged New Years greetings and we were like, “Hope to see you this year.” I know the script is being written and they are hoping to do it this year. I know they announced they were going to do [ndlr : John Wick 4 et John Wick 5] together, but who knows. Studios advertise all kinds of things. There’s no question that at some point this year we’re going to do John Wick 4. “
As a reminder, Ian McShane plays Winston, the owner of the Continental Hotel who has become a new enemy of John Wick. The hitman’s vacation spot will also be the subject of a spinoff series planned on Starz, The Continental, which in turn will expand the mythology of the universe after the spin-off on the killer ballerina Ballerina. After a few more calendar adjustments, John Wick 4 is now scheduled for May 27, 2022 (25 in France), while The Matrix 4 is currently set for December 22, 2021 with a theatrical release and on HBO Max in the United States.
Waiting John Wick 4 and 5, our review of John Wick : Parabellum is right here.