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"John Wick 4" Postponed to 2023

Thu 23 Dec 2021 | 08:40 AM
Yara Sameh

Lionsgate announced Wednesday that the release date of the highly-anticipated fourth installment of the Keanu Reeves-led John Wick franchise was postponed to March 24, 2023.

The new release date was revealed in a short teaser from the studio, pushing the movie back nearly a year from its planned release on May 27, 2022.

The move is designed to keep John Wick: Chapter 4 from competing with "Top Gun: Maverick", which was scheduled for a May 27 release in 2022.

In the upcoming installment, the sharp-suited assassin will be making his way through the criminal underworld in Berlin, Paris, Japan, and then back to the franchise’s home base of New York City.

The movie will witness the return of Wick’s biggest allies, played by Ian McShane and Laurence Fishburne, as well as features Bill Skarsgård, Hiroyuki Sanada, Shamier Anderson, Donnie Yen, and British singer Rina Sawayama in her feature debut.

Chad Stahelski is returning to direct, who co-helmed the first installment with David Leitch before flying solo on the second and third movies.

The movie is produced by Basil Iwanyk and Erica Lee, with Reeves and Louise Rosner serving as executive producers.

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Moreover, there is a number of John Wick spin-offs also in the development, including the TV series "The Continental" starring Mel Gibson and Colin Woodell, which will depict the origins of the hotel-for-assassins.

Cuban-Spanish actress Ana de Armas was also recently cast to play the lead role in the spin-off movie "Ballerina", centering around a young female assassin out for revenge against those who killed her family.