It looks like we might have a title for the latest John Wick installment.
Shamier Anderson, one of the film’s lead actors, has posted on Instagram that he’s wrapped filming (days after co-star Donnie Yen) and revealed one of his wrap gifts that seemingly has the film’s title attached to it. The title on the gift is John Wick 4: Haragkure, a potential nod to the Japanese book outlining the samurai mantra/code, the Yakuza are expected to be featured in the film with Hiroyuki Sanada possibly representing them for The High Table in the fourth installment.
Having a film’s title being revealed isn’t a new thing, Keanu Revees’ previous shoot for the next Matrix film had its title, The Matrix Resurrections, linked to wrap gifts.
Production had been taking place in Berlin and Paris.
John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum ended with John Wick surviving the fall from the roof of The Continental hotel after Ian McShane’s Winston shot him. Winston’s motivations weren’t entirely clear as he didn’t seem shocked that Mr. Wick got away and could be giving The High Table a false sense of security. Wick eventually lands at the feet of Laurence Fishburne’s Bowery King, who had his organization taken away from him by The High Table and convinces John to go to war with him against the mysterious group of criminal syndicate puppet masters.
The newest additions to the cast consist of Japanese action star Hiroyuki Sanada as Watanabe, Hong Kong action star Donnie Yen playing Wick’s old pal, British martial artist Scott Adkins (The Expendables 2, Doctor Strange), Marko Zaror (Machete Kills, Alita: Battle Angel), Atomic Blonde’s Bill Skarsgard, Anderson, and the film’s female lead played by Japanese-British singer Rina Sawayama.
Returning cast members will be Ian McShane as Winston, Lance Reddick as Charon and Laurence Fishburne back as the Bowery King.
John Wick 4 will hit the big screen on May 27, 2022, and Lionsgate had confirmed plans to make John Wick: Chapter 5, but will no longer shoot back-to-back with the next installment. Franchise creator and architect, Derek Kolstad, stated that he won’t be involved in the next two films and suggested John Wick 5 could be the final pic.
SOURCE: SHAMIER ANDERSON