Keanu Reeves is back in John Wick: Chapter 4, and here's the first reveal from Comic-Con 2022 to prove it. Reeves' sharp-suited assassin appears to be in contemplative mode – either that or he's glaring at the latest unfortunate soul to be dispatched in a thrillingly grisly manner.
Having fended off most of New York's underworld in the bullet-ridden John Wick: Chapter 3 - Parabellum, the titular Wick now finds himself on the ropes. At the end of the previous movie, he was taken in by underworld criminal The Bowery King (Laurence Fishburne) whose level of resource and influence will surely compel Wick to even more spectacular levels of revenge.
Regular John Wick helmer Chad Stahelski is back behind the camera and familiar faces in front of it include Ian McShane's Winston and Lance Reddick's Charon. Script details are tightly under wraps but filming is reported to have taken place in New York, Japan, Berlin and Paris.
"I think Chapter 4 is a good continuation of all three previous films, and it's got a bit of a conclusion to it, which is great," Stahelski told Collider. "We introduce a ton of new characters that have a lot to say about John Wick from his past and from, obviously, present. I think it's brotherhood, it's hope. It's what the life would really be like as a bit of an existential crisis with John, and I think that's the fun part of the movie."
Good to see that despite all the death and destruction, a little bit of globe-trotting is still on the cards. John Wick: Chapter 4 (exact title as yet unconfirmed) will be released on March 24th 2023. Originally, the fourth instalment was meant to be shot back to back with John Wick: Chapter 5 although these plans have now been shelved.
Can't wait that long? Scratch that John Wick itch with the following slice of insane action from the third instalment. (Warning: the following involves knife throwing and the odd bit of violence.)