Notice to all fans of the John Wick franchise! Apparently, the former hitman will return to service this year 2021 in the filming of the fourth installment of the film. At least, these are the revelations made by his stage mate, Ian McShane, in a Slashfilm article dated Monday, January 18, 2021. Warning, spoilers.
For those who may not remember the previous three chapters, John Wick is a former hitman who, after losing his wife Helen, ends up with his little beagle dog Daisy. As he was going to refuel his car, he came face to face with Russian mobsters who insult him in Russian and to whom he also retorts in Russian. The same evening, the Mafiosi arrive at his home to ravage his house and kill his dog. John Wick then decides to take revenge and tracks down the gang.
In the second installment, John Wick comes to the aid of a friend who wants to take control of a brotherhood of international assassins and, finally, in the third installment, he kills someone in the secret hotel assassin The Continental and ends up with a bounty of $ 14 million on the head.
A release scheduled for May 27, 2022?
If, like us, you can't wait to see what John Wick gets us into next time, we'll have to wait a little longer.
Initially, Lionsgate Studio Director Jon Feltheimer did promise us that the John Wick 4 and 5 were already in production. In fact, we even expected John Wick 4 and The Matrix 4 to be released on the same day! However, those plans have been undermined by the coronavirus pandemic.
But that the fans are reassured. According to the words of Ian McShane, the one who plays the role of manager of The Continental hotel, the filming of John Wick will begin this year and, ideally, we will attend the release of this fourth opus on May 27, 2022, reports us Slashfilm.
The filming of John Wick 4 and 5 could be done at the same time
In an interview for Collider, Ian McShane did say that “ the screenplay is being written and they hope to do it this year (…) they announced they were going to do John Wick 4 and 5 in a row but who knows . Studios advertise all kinds of things. There is no doubt that at some point this year we will be doing John Wick 4 ”.
However, while it will be necessary to wait until next year to see Keanu Reeves blend into his character as a former hitman once again, fans can take comfort in the idea that we may well see him again. actor in one of his cult films. Matrix 4 is actually scheduled for release on December 22, 2021.