Get ready for some serious John Wick action, folks, because the fourth installment in the series is going to be a marathon! Collider just confirmed that John Wick: Chapter 4 will be 2 hours and 49 minutes long, plus credits. That’s almost as long as a Lord of the Rings movie, or the amount of time it takes for me to decide what to order at a restaurant.
But hey, we shouldn’t be surprised, right? Keanu Reeves can’t just be killing bad guys for an hour and a half like he did in the first John Wick movie. No, no, no. He’s got to step up his game and go for the gold. And by gold, I mean the record for the longest John Wick movie ever, which was previously held by Chapter 3 – Parabellum. Sorry, Parabellum, you had a good run, but you’re going to have to step aside for the new champ.
So, get your popcorn ready, take a bathroom break before the movie starts, and settle in for the ride. We’re going to be in the theater for a while, but hey, it’s worth it to see Keanu Reeves kicking butt and taking names for almost three hours. Bring on the Wick!
In other news, we’ve got a glimpse of John Wick’s next stop on his world tour of mayhem, and it’s the city of love itself, Paris! The poster shows our man Wick standing tall in front of the Eiffel Tower, looking like a total boss. And if that wasn’t enough to get you excited, the poster also announced that the final trailer is dropping on Feb. 16. I don’t know about you, but I’m marking that date in my calendar and setting a reminder. We can’t afford to miss a single second of the action!
What to Expect From John Wick: Chapter 4
John Wick: Chapter 4! It picks up right after the events of Chapter 3, with our favorite brooding assassin John Wick teaming up with The Bowery King to take down the High Table leadership. And who else is back? Ian McShane and Lance Reddick, baby!
But wait, there’s more! Chapter 4 has a new cast joining in on the action, including Donnie Yen, Hiroyuki Sanada, Clancy Brown, and Bill Skarsgård as the big bad, Marquis de Gramont. Skarsgård describes his character as a “viciously ambitious” guy from the gutter who’s now living his best life in some fancy suits. He’s coming for John Wick and he won’t stop until he gets what he wants. What a guy!
And guess what? The folks behind John Wick had so much fun making these movies that they’ve got not one, but two more projects in the works! First up is The Continental, a prequel series that takes us back to the 1970s to see how young Winston became the Manager of the Continental Hotel. And then we have Ballerina, a spinoff starring Ana de Armas as a female assassin hunting down her family’s killers. Reeves and McShane are making cameos, so you know it’s gonna be good.
Now, we know what you’re thinking: when is John Wick: Chapter 5 coming out? Well, we don’t have any official news on that yet, but who needs another sequel when we’ve got these awesome spinoffs to look forward to? John Wick: The Gift That Keeps on Giving!