With action icon (and beloved Hollywood darling) Keanu Reeves at the helm, “John Wick” has emerged as one of the biggest smash franchises of the past decade. Fans have had to wait awhile for a new installment since 2019’s “John Wick: Chapter 3 — Parabellum” proved the popularity of francise creator Derek Kolstad’s universe by grossing $56 million on opening weekend. That was more than the opening grosses of the 2014 and 2017 original films combined.
Altogether, the three films have collected more than $573,000,000 at the global box office — which is a major milestone for an original action franchise competing against comic-book-driven eyeballs.
And in Hollywood, big box office returns mean more sequels to come. “John Wick 4” and “John Wick 5” are already in the works, with the fourth installment now in production after kicking off in late June following many a forced pandemic setback from distributor Lionsgate. The movie is set for release next year.
Much of the plot, or even the new players, from the upcoming “John Wick: Chapter 4” remains shrouded in mystery. But as we wait til next year to find Keanu Reeves once again seeking vengeance, IndieWire has compiled a list of must-known details about the new installment of the beloved action franchise.