“John Wick: Chapter 4” won’t be in theaters until next spring, but the first footage was revealed at San Diego Comic-Con on Friday.
While the movie didn’t have an official presence at Comic-Con, there was a surprise appearance by Keanu Reeves on Collider’s Directors on Directing panel, where he and director Chad Stahelski debuted a new trailer.
John Wick (Reeves), is seen in the snow opening the trailer. He’s talking to Hiroyuki Sanada (who fans of the franchise will know was originally pegged as the villain for the third film; here he seems much more serene), who says, “Have you given any thought to where this ends?” (His dialogue serves as the teaser trailer’s narration.)
He continues on: “The Table will never stop.”
Wick was at the mercy of the sinister High Table after he paid a portion of his debt. We see tons of action (and John’s missing single), a variety of locations, and more Sanada voice over: “No one, not even you, can kill everyone.”
In short succession you see a very villainous Bill Skarsgård (of course); Donnie Yen looking cool as hell; Wick on the hood of a speeding car; shooting into the windshield; dogs; Keanu repeatedly hitting a guy with nun chucks; Sanada versus Yen with samurai swords. Laurence Fishburne is also seen holding up a suit and saying, “Are you ready John?”Answered with a perfect pitch “yeah.”
Earlier in the evening, Stahelski said that the movie shot in Japan, Jordan, America, Germany and France (there’s a sequence with the High Table in front of the Eiffel Tower).
Stahelski is a stronghold in franchises, and was last seen alongside Keanu. “The Matrix Resurrections”Handsome Chad returns to direct the film. Shay Hatten Michael Finch penned the screenplay. Fishburne, Lance Riddick, and Ian McShane are returning stars. Among the newcomers this time around are Skarsgård, Yen, Clancy Brown and Rina Sawayama.
“John Wick: Chapter 4”It opens all over the world on March 24, 2023.