John Wick: Chapter 4 has been delayed by a year. The Keanu Reeves starring action flick was previously dated for a May 2021 release.
Now, studio Lionsgate has announced a series of delays of its own and its most high-profile film shifting John Wick: Chapter 4 almost by a year to 27th May 2022.
The release date of Keanu Reeves’John Wick 4 has also been changed amid the worldwide cancellations, disruptions, and postponements due to the coronavirus lockdown.
The move, like many others, comes in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic. It also makes sense from a financial standpoint since Warner Bros. had dated The Matrix 4 to a similar May 2021 release date.
This could indeed be the resurgence of Reeves who’s seen a renewed popularity on the strength of the success of his John Wick films – the recent John Wick: Chapter 3 being the most successful grossing over $300 million.
His return in successful legacy franchises as The Matrix and Bill And Ted as well as his role in the video game Cyberpunk 2077.
As far as I can tell, John Wick: Chapter 4 had yet to commence principal photography unlike The Matrix 4 which was shooting some crazy stunts, so the delay isn’t too much of a surprise.