Several months after the release of the first footage at CinemaCon, Lionsgate has finally released the official photo from John Wick: Chapter 4, featuring Keanu Reeves surrounded by candles. The fourth installment, which is a part of a two-part planned finale for the fan-favorite assassin, is scheduled to be released in March, and stars Keanu Reeves and his The Matrix co-star Laurence Fishburne.
The official photo of John Wick: Chapter 4 was delivered via text, to those fans who had signed up for updates from the studio since last year or so, after a brief sent out also via text earlier this week.
John Wick is still on the run from the world of assassins, and the fourth installment is likely to have some of the largest-scale action set pieces. His actions in the film seemingly set something of a class war up between the various factions of the assassin community.
You can check out the official photo of John Wick: Chapter 4 below.
In the final moments of John Wick 3, John was gravely injured and was delivered to the Bowery King for protection, setting up an ongoing relationship for the upcoming film. Fishburne says that the relationship between John Wick and Bowery King will go deeper than it did last time.
"I should be going to Berlin within another couple of months or so," Fishburn said in a previous interview with Collider. "I read the script. It's really, really cool. As much as it's the same world as the other three films, it's just deeper. It's much deeper in terms of the code of the assassin. And the relationship that he has with one character in particular who I think Mr. Watanabe is playing...is really the heart and soul of it."
"I'm actually not involved in four and five," Derek Kolstad, the creator of John Wick, previously told Collider. "No. At a certain stage of the studio will tell you, your creation is graduated, and you wish it well. I'm still close with Chad [Stahelski], still close with Dave [Leitch], and I don't know what's going to happen, but I'm excited to see."
The John Wick franchise will also be having a TV expansion with a new spinoff series titled The Continental, which follows the infamous assassins of Continental Hotel.
John Wick: Chapter 4 is set to be released in theaters on March 24, 2023.