When is John Wick 4 out in cinemas? Cast, plot and more details

The fourth movie in the assassin franchise has been confirmed

A poster from John Wick Chapter 3: Parabellum (Lionsgate)

Having knocked Avengers: Endgame off the top of the box office, it’s of little surprise to anyone that Lionsgate has green-lit a sequel to John Wick: Chapter 3.


The opening weekend of the assassin film’s third outing did vastly better than expected, pulling in $57 million – significantly outstripping its predecessors; John Wick only took $14.4 million on its opening, and John Wick: Chapter 2 made $30.4 million.

Here’s everything we know about the fourth chapter in the Keanu Reeves-led franchise.

When is John Wick 4 out in cinemas?

Fans who signed up to receive text message updates about John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum were the first to learn of the sequel, after they were sent a message which read: “You have served. You will be of service. John Wick: Chapter 4 is coming –May 21, 2021.”

However, with coronavirus causing major delays for productions, that release date is no longer still in place. Director Chad Stahelski told Collider: ” I couldn’t tell you a release date for the next one.

“I mean, Matrix was only four weeks in when this all happened. So, Keanu’s gotta go finish his commitment up on The Matrix, which is a big deal and which I think will probably take him until the end of the year.

“Then we have to go into our prep mode and then we’ll start. So release dates, I’m sure with every production from Dave’s stuff to our stuff, who knows right now.”

In May 2020 Lionsgate announced a new theatrical release calendar – which included the news that John Wick 4 was being pushed back by an entire year, with the film now slated for release on May 27, 2022.

Who will star in John Wick 4?

Keanu Reeves, John Wick 3 (Getty)

Details are sparse, seeing as all we currently have is that one text message, however, Keanu Reeves is highly likely to reprise his role as brooding ex-hitman John Wick.

We could also see a return of Ian McShane as Winston, who may have shocked Wick with his sudden change of heart in John Wick 3’s final moments.

And it is likely to be another Matrix reunion, with Laurence Fishburne’s now heavily-scarred Bowery King seemingly threatening war with the High Table at the end of John Wick 3. He looks all but set to reprise his role.

What’s John Wick 4 about?

Again, details are sparse but the film will follow on from the events of John Wick 3, which saw Wick with a $14 million bounty on his head.

Fighting past the world’s most ruthless assassins, Wick looked set to be a dead man as the film drew to a close but he lived to see another day, expressing his anger with murky organisation The High Table who put the hefty price on his life. The fourth instalment has been teed up as a battle between the assassin and the powerful criminal council.

Is there a trailer for John Wick 4?

Not yet, but keep checking back here for the latest. For now, here’s a look of John Wick 3.

When is John Wick 3 released on DVD?

John Wick 3 was released on DVD in the UK on 16th September 2019. You can buy it from Amazon.


John Wick 4 is scheduled to be released in cinemas on May 27, 2022, but this release date is subject to change. If you’re looking for more to watch check out our TV guide.