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The director of John Wick 4 says the sequel feels “more epic” than the previous films

That John Wick Series will be big with the upcoming fourth part, John Wick: Chapter 4. After several delays, the highly anticipated sequel is set to hit theaters on March 24, 2023. With Keanu Reeves back in the lead to undoubtedly add a few dozen to his body count, Chad Stahelski also returns to the director’s chair, having directed all three previous films. Shay Hatten and Michael Finch wrote the sequel.


In a new interview with Empire, Stahelski teased what fans can expect from the fourth John Wick Movie. He first teased that the film was basically a crossbreed The good, the bad, and the ugly and zatoichi with a pinch of Greek mythology. Stahelski goes on to explain how the John Wick Series has a certain formula after three films, so this time the director wanted to go bigger to change things up. By incorporating more glamorous locations and multiple ongoing storylines, Stahelski suggests it’s all done John Wick: Chapter 4 the most epic of them all.

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“It gets a bit scary after the third. Because now we have a formula that works. But you have to throw caution to the wind and say, ‘Fuck it, we’re not doing that again.’ So now with number four we have multiple storylines. The movie feels different. It feels more epic.”

The director also teased some of the interesting locations explored in the film, including France, Jordan and Tokyo. Stahelski explains how his frequent travels served as location scouting John Wick 4often see certain places and get inspired to include them in the film.

“I travel a lot. I’m exploring Paris and I see the Arc de Triomphe and I’m like, ‘Okay, I have an idea.’ So I incorporated it into the film. I have some cowboy friends in the stunt community, so I’m like, ‘That would be a cool horse gag.’ Two of the big sequences were last minute inspirations that I’ve always wanted to try but just didn’t know how to do.”

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John Wick: Chapter 4 brings new enemies for John Wick

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The cast of John Wick: Chapter 4 Includes Bill Skarsgard as John Wick’s newest enemy, with other new cast members including Donnie Yen, Hiroyuki Sanada, Scott Adkins, Clancy Brown, Shamier Anderson and Rina Sawayama. Lance Reddick and Ian McShane reprise their respective roles from the previous films as Charon and Winston, alongside Keanu Reeves as John Wick.

According to Lionsgate, the official synopsis of the film reads as follows:

​​John Wick (Keanu Reeves) discovers a way to beat the high table. But before he can earn his freedom, Wick must face a new enemy with powerful alliances across the world and powers that turn old friends into foes.

John Wick: Chapter 4 hits theaters on March 24, 2023. You can check out the official trailer below.

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