'John Wick: Chapter 4' confirmed for 2021 release
54-year-old thirst trap and most excellent Wyld Stallyns frontman Keanu Reeves isn't done kicking people's asses. After starring in the blockbuster Matrix trilogy, he has another hit action franchise to his name with John Wick. The third film in the series scored a near-perfect critical rating on Rotten Tomatoes and toppled "Avengers: Endgame" at the box office with a$56 million opening weekend. Whoa!
Fans are clamoring for a sequel and director Chad Stahelski teased the possibility during a Reddit AMA: "1 was difficult because we didn’t understand what we wanted to do, quite," he wrote. "Number 2, we had to map up a whole world we didn’t think of before. 3, how do we expand and get the audience something creative, not just bigger and cooler. Number 4, I’m certain, will be more difficult."
Well, good news, Baba Yaga fans! It was announced Monday through the John Wick 3 viral text messaging service that Chapter 4 will be released in movie theaters on May 21, 2021. I know, it seems so far away, but at least you have the trilogy, a video game and a possible TV series spinoff!
"They have a writers' room working on it right now, trying to develop the first season," Stahelski told Entertainment Weekly. "Keanu and I have sat with that creative element and laid out what we feel makes John Wick special, and what would make the TV show unique. Now, it will be a round of back-and-forths. But, yeah, Lionsgate is in the actual full development of it and it's called The Continental. It should be fun."
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As for Reeves, he told Rolling Stone that he's down to keep John Wick-ing, despite the physical challenges, given his age. "[I'll go] As far as my legs can take me… As far as the audience wants to go," he told GQ. "[John Wick's] got this beautiful, tragic conundrum—these two selves… John wants to be free. But the only way he knows how is through John Wick. And John Wick keeps fuc*ing killing people and breaking rules. We're really watching a person fight for their life and their soul."
Hey, Sylvester Stallone made action movies throughout his 60's and 70's, and is still going, with Rambo V: Last Blood hitting theaters in November! I say, bring on John Wick Chapters 4-14!