John Wick: Chapter 4 is a 2023 American neo-noir action thriller film directed by Chad Stahelski and written by Shay Hatten and Michael Finch. It is the fourth installment in the John Wick franchise, starring Keanu Reeves as the main character. The story follows John Wick seeking revenge on the High Table and those who betrayed him.
The film’s development was announced in May 2019 and confirmed as a sequel to John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum. Unlike the previous films, it was not written by Derek Kolstad, the creator of the franchise. Principal photography took place from June to October 2021 in various locations, including France, Germany, New York City, and Japan.
Originally scheduled to open on May 21, 2021, the film was delayed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. John Wick: Chapter 4 premiered on March 6, 2023 at London’s Odeon Luxe Leicester Square, and was released in the United States on March 24. It received critical acclaim and has become the highest-grossing film in the franchise, grossing over $432. millions around the world. A fifth film is currently in development, and a spin-off titled Ballerina will be released on June 7, 2024.
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John wick 4 Storyline :
In New York City, John Wick seeks revenge against the High Table while in hiding with the Bowery King. He travels to Morocco and eliminates the Ancient One, the powerful figure that sits atop the Table. In response, High Table member Marquis Vincent Bisset de Gramont recruits New York Continental hotel manager Winston and his concierge Charon to track down and kill John.
The marquess strips Winston of his office, declares him “excommunicated”, destroys the New York Continental, and executes Charon as punishment for failing to murder John. To eliminate John, the Marquess recruits Caine, a retired High Table blind assassin, who threatens to harm Caine’s daughter if she refuses.
John finds refuge in the Osaka Mainland, run by his friend Shimazu Koji. The Marquess’s second-in-command, Chidi, along with High Table and Caine’s assassins, arrive to investigate the hotel. Koji’s daughter Akira evacuates the hotel before it comes under attack. John fights off the assassins and eventually confronts Caine. Their fight is interrupted by “Mr. Nobody”, a bounty hunter who helps John escape when he realizes that the bounty on John is insufficient. Koji sacrifices himself to save John, but Akira survives.
Returning to New York, John meets Winston at Charon’s tomb, and Winston suggests invoking a high table tradition to challenge the marquis to a duel. John must win the duel on behalf of a crime family to free himself from the High Table’s obligations. He seeks reinstatement in the Ruska Roma crime syndicate in Berlin, where he is to kill Killa Harkan, who murdered her adoptive sister’s father. John succeeds with the help of Caine and Mr. Nobody, regaining his status.
Winston delivers John’s challenge to the marquis and they agree to a duel with dueling pistols at the Sacré-Cœur in Paris. The Harbinger moderates the meeting, and Caine reluctantly fills in for the Marquis. The marquess offers a large reward for John to prevent his arrival. John fights his way through numerous assassins, including Mr. Nobody, who finally gives up the chase after John saves his dog from Chidi. Caine and Mr. Nobody help John get to the location of the duel.
John and Caine engage in a three round duel, with John finally shooting the marquess. The Harbinger grants John and Caine their freedom, reinstates Winston, and John reflects on his life before succumbing to his injuries. Back in New York, Winston and Bowery King pay their respects at John’s grave, next to his late wife’s. In a post-credits scene, Akira confronts Caine in Paris and seeks revenge with a razor.
John Wick Cast :
- Keanu Reeves – John Wick
- Scott Adkins – Killa
- Lance Reddick – Charon
- Donnie Yen – Caine
- Bill Skarsgård – Marchese de Gramont
- Rina Sawayama – Akira
- Ian McShane – Winston
- Hiroyuki Sanada – Shimazu
- Laurence Fishburne – Bowery King
- Bridget Moynahan
- Marko Zaror – Chidi
- Natalia Tena – Katia
- Jason Mantzoukas
- Clancy Brown
- George Georgiou
- Shamier Anderson – Tracker
- Yoshinori Tashiro
- Anjelica Huston
- Yayan Ruhian
- Brahim Achabbakhe
- Cecep Arif Rahman
- Selman Iyi
- Robin Lord Taylor
John Wick has an IMDb review rating of 8.4/10. You can watch John Wick 4 full movie and share your review about the film. The budget for John Wick was $100 million, and its all-time box office collection is $157.3 million and counting.
On May 20, 2019, Lionsgate announced the release of John Wick: Chapter 4 for May 21, 2021. The CEO also mentioned plans for a fifth installment. Director Chad Stahelski confirmed his involvement in a Reddit “AMA” thread prior to the release of the third film. Keanu Reeves expressed his willingness to continue with the role for as long as the audience wanted it. Stahelski teased that the fourth film would not have a happy ending, considering John Wick’s violent journey.
Writing for the film was handled by Shay Hatten and Michael Finch. Finch mentioned being inspired by several movies, including Once Upon a Time in the West and Dirty Harry. The blind assassin role played by Donnie Yen references the character Zatoichi from a series of Japanese films.
In terms of casting, Keanu Reeves began training for both John Wick 4 and The Matrix Resurrections. Rina Sawayama made her film debut in the film. Other cast members included Laurence Fishburne, Hiroyuki Sanada, Bill Skarsgård, Shamier Anderson, Scott Adkins, and Donnie Yen. Lance Reddick and Ian McShane reprized their roles, and Clancy Brown joined the cast later.