John Wick: Chapter 4 (JW4) is an upcoming American neo-noir action thriller film directed by Chad Stahelski and written by Shay Hatten and Michael Finch. The sequel to John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum (2019), is the fourth installment in the John Wick franchise. It stars Keanu Reeves as the title character, alongside Donnie Yen, Bill Skarsgård, Laurence Fishburne, Hiroyuki Sanada, Shamier Anderson, Lance Reddick, Rina Sawayama, Scott Adkins, Clancy Brown, Natalia Tena, Marko Zaror, and Ian McShane.
Development for a fourth John Wick film was confirmed prior to the release of its predecessor; it was formally announced by Lionsgate in May 2019, who also confirmed Reeves’ return. It is the first film in the franchise not to be written by franchise creator Derek Kolstad, with Hatten hired in May 2020, followed by Finch in March 2021, to complete the screenplay. The rest of the main cast was rounded out by August 2021 while principal photography took place from that June until that October, with filming locations including Berlin, Paris, Osaka, and New York City.
Originally set for worldwide theatrical release by Lionsgate on May 21, 2021, John Wick 4 was delayed first due to the COVID-19 pandemic and then Reeves’s commitments with The Matrix Resurrections (2021). The film is scheduled to be theatrically released in the United States on March 24, 2023.