John Wick: Chapter 4 is a 2023 movie that was written and directed by Shay Hatten and Michael Finch. The fourth entry in the John Wick series and the follow-up to John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum (2019), it features Keanu Reeves as the title character and an ensemble cast that also includes Donnie Yen, Bill Skarsgrd, Laurence Fishburne, Hiroyuki Sanada, Shamier Anderson, Lance Reddick (in one of his final roles), Rina Sawayama, Scott Adkins, and Ian McShane.
John Wick: Chapter 4
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Prior to the debut of its predecessor, a fourth John Wick movie’s development was acknowledged; in May 2019, Lionsgate formally announced it and Reeves’ return. Hatten was hired in May 2020, followed by Finch in March 2021, making it the first movie in the series that wasn’t written by Derek Kolstad, who also served as the franchise’s creator. France, Germany, New York City, and Japan were among the countries where filming locations were used from June 2021 until October.
John Wick: Chapter 4 was initially scheduled for release on May 21, 2021, but it was postponed because of the COVID-19 pandemic. The movie had its premiere on March 6, 2023, at the Odeon Luxe Leicester Square in London. Lionsgate is planning to release the movie in the US on March 24. Critics gave it favorable reviews.
John Wick: Chapter 4 Movie Plot
John Wick is preparing to exact his vengeance on the High Table in New York City while hiding underground with the Bowery King. The Elder, the sole person above the High Table, is assassinated by him after he travels to Morocco.
As a result, Marquis Vincent de Gramont, a senior member of the High Table, summons New York Continental Hotel manager Winston Scott and his concierge, Charon, and reprimands Winston for failing to assassinate John. De Gramont deprives Winston of his managerial responsibilities, destroys the Continental, and kills Charon as a form of retribution. Then, after arriving in Paris, he hires Caine, a retired High Table assassin who is blind and an old friend of John’s, to kill him under threat of killing Caine’s daughter.
At his friend Shimazu Koji’s hotel, the Osaka Continental, John seeks refuge. In order to kill John, Caine and De Gramont’s assassins, led by his right-hand man Chidi, arrive. The hotel’s concierge, Akira, the daughter of Koji, issues an evacuation order and joins her father, John, and the other hotel employees in fending off the High Table assassins. Akira is hurt, and Koji is directing John on how to get away.
John and Caine repel yet another swarm of killers as they leave. A tracker known as “Mr. Nobody” by de Gramont, who is after John for a contract, interrupts them, but he releases John after determining the contract’s payment is insufficient. Akira also makes it out, but Caine kills Koji first.
When John gets back to New York, he runs into a furious Winston at Charon’s grave. Winston advises John to challenge de Gramont to a duel because the victor will be released from his duty to the High Table if they win. Given that he had previously severed his ties to the Ruska Roma, John travels to their headquarters in Berlin to receive a new crest designating his membership to the syndicate.
According to the traditions of the Table, John can only request a duel on behalf of a crime family. In exchange for killing Killa, a German High Table senior who killed her father, his adoptive sister Katia agrees to do so.
In his nightclub, John locates Killa and kills him. In order for John to formally request a duel with de Gramont through Winston, who demands that the New York Continental be rebuilt with him reinstated as manager as part of his terms should John win, Katia brands John’s arm with a Ruska Roma crest.
In a meeting presided over by the Harbinger, an agent of the Table, John and de Gramont decide the terms of their duel in Paris. A reluctant Caine is chosen by De Gramont to fight in his place. The Harbinger warns John that if he doesn’t show up in time for the duel, both he and Winston will be killed. The duel is scheduled to take place at Sacré-Coeur the morning after at sunrise.
John receives a weapon and a new ballistic suit from the Bowery King when he arrives in Paris. De Gramont places a $40 million contract on John’s head in an effort to keep him away from the duel. On his way to Sacré-Cour, John battles hordes of assassins, including Mr. Nobody, but the latter stops looking for John after the latter prevents Chidi from killing Mr. Nobody’s dog. John is helped by Caine as he struggles to climb the Sacré-Cour stairs; Chidi almost ends John’s life, but Mr. Nobody ends it first.
Only just making it to the top in time to save Winston, John and Caine. Caine seriously injures John in the first two rounds of their pistol duel. De Gramont requests that John be personally executed for the last round, but John shoots and kills de Gramont even though he hadn’t yet pulled the trigger. Although John passes away peacefully as a result of his wounds, The Harbinger declares him to be free of his debt to the High Table.
Winston and the Bowery King attend John’s funeral after he is given his job back as manager of the Continental and is buried alongside his late wife Helen. Akira seeks revenge on Caine for the death of her father some time later.
John Wick: Chapter 4 Movie Cast
- Keanu Reeves as Jardani Jovanovich
- Donnie Yen as Caine
- Bill Skarsgård as the Marquis Vincent de Gramont
- Laurence Fishburne as the Bowery King
- Hiroyuki Sanada as Shimazu Koji
- Shamier Anderson as the Tracker
- Lance Reddick as Charon
- Rina Sawayama as Akira
- Scott Adkins as Killa
- Ian McShane as Winston Scott
John Wick: Chapter 4 Movie Release Date
John Wick: Chapter 4 is scheduled to be released on March 24, 2023.
John Wick: Chapter 4 Box office Budget
According to projections, John Wick: Chapter 4 will open to $65-70 million in North America from 3,800 theaters.