Following the record setting box office for the franchise this weekend with John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum, Lionsgate has announced that Keanu Reeves will return once again as the eponymous assassin with John Wick: Chapter 4 set to arrive on May 21, 2021.
With each successive John Wick movie, the box office has nearly doubled. The first film opened in October 2014 with $14.4 million with Chapter 2 debuting in February 2017 with $$30.4 million, and Chapter 3 arrived in theaters this past weekend with $56.8 million.
The eponymous John Wick is on the run in Parabellum for two reasons. One, he’s being hunted for a global $14 million dollar open contract on his life, and two, for breaking a central rule: taking a life on Continental Hotel grounds. In this case, a member of the High Table who ordered the open contract. John should have already been executed, except the Continental’s manager, Winston (Ian McShane), has given him a one-hour grace period before he’s ‘Excommunicado’ – membership revoked, banned from all services and cut off from other members. John uses the service industry to stay alive as he fights and kills his way out of New York City.
Halle Berry, Angelica Huston, Asia Kate Dillon, Mark Dacascos, and Jason Mantzoukas are also starring in the film alongside Yayan Ruhian, Cecep Arif Rahman, and Tiger Hu Chen. Laurence Fishburne, Lance Reddick, and Ruby Rose are expected to reprise their roles in the sequel, with Hiroyuki Sanada (The Wolverine) reportedly playing the main villain. Unfortunately, Common, who stole the show in John Wick: Chapter 2, told us last year that he will be sitting this one out.
Starz’ spin-off series The Continental, meanwhile, has acclaimed writer/producer Chris Collins (Sons of Anarchy, The Wire) executive producing.
John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum is in theaters now.