John Wick, the Keanu Reeves character first introduced nearly a decade ago in a movie named after the once-retired assassin, has gone toe-to-toe and fist-to-fist with everything the underground crime world has to throw at him. New York-based Russian mobsters who wanted his car but bit off more than they could chew? An easy fight. A vengeful Italian crime lord with a blood oath? A hard fight, but our man succeeded. On the run after a multi-million-dollar bounty is placed on his head? An extremely difficult battle, but Wick once again prevailed.
With each subsequent movie in the JOHN WICK franchise, the stakes – and scale – of the movies becomes increasingly more intense, as even deadlier assassins come out of the shadows looking for Jardani Jovanovich, either for the bounty on his head or an old grudge that runs deeper than monetary value. And based on the JOHN WICK: CHAPTER 4 trailer, the character is about to face his biggest, and most consequential fight yet.
Below is a breakdown of the JOHN WICK: CHAPTER 4 trailer that teases some of the action that is to come when the action-packed thrill ride opens in AMC Theatres nationwide in March 2023.
One Action Sequence After Another
The JOHN WICK: CHAPTER 4 trailer released in November 2022 features all the staples fans of the franchise have come to expect — car chases, shoot-outs, knife fights, and plenty of hand-to-hand combat — sprinkled in throughout its two-and-a-half-minute runtime.
Technically, the carnage, bloodshed, and action-packed sequences don’t really kick off until about halfway into the trailer after Laurence Fishburne’s Bowery King gives Keanu Reeves’ John Wick his customary black suit and a pistol that will surely come in handy later on. After that, it’s to the races with flashes of violence and excitement as Wick travels around the world to face off with the high-ranking members of the High Table. We see Wick driving and shooting around the Arc de Triomphe in Paris, riding horses and shooting guns in a desert location, and water-soaked fights in a dramatically-lit lair of some sort.
The trailer ends similarly to how it begins: John Wick and Donnie Yen’s character in a hushed yet tense conversation. Only this time, their words aren’t the only bladed weapons in their arsenal, as the two skilled assassins face off in what could be the most intense fight in the JOHN WICK universe yet.
So Many Killer Characters
The JOHN WICK movies have never been short on memorable characters, especially when it comes to all those contract killers and shadowy assassins that have helped or faced Keanu Reeves’ man-on-the-run. And judging by the trailer, with all its familiar faces and franchise newcomers, that trend will continue a little while longer when JOHN WICK: CHAPTER 4 opens on the big screen in March 2023.
Before there is even an ounce of blood spilled on the floor in the new trailer we are introduced to Donnie Yen’s Caine, who has some kind of past with John Wick. Although quiet in the opening moments, the character is a force to be reckoned with in final shots of the trailer as he Wick fights with swords, guns, and old fashioned punches and kicks. And that’s just one of the new killers on display.
There is Bill Skarsgård’s Marquis de Gramont, who’s preparing to duel with Wick. There is Hiroyuki Sanada’s Shimazu, who has a shared history with the titular hero. And then there is Clancy Brown’s Harbinger, who lays out the rules of the face-off at the center of the movie’s conflict.
Other characters also show up, including Laurence Fishburne’s Bowery King, Ian McShane’s Winston Scott, and so much more, giving the impression that JOHN WICK: CHAPTER 4 is going to be bursting at the seams with trained killers.
John Wick In The Fight(s) Of His Life
John Wick is no stranger to being placed in the middle of life-or-death situations, as the assassin has gone up against his fair share of blood-thirsty and revenge-driven adversaries in the first three movies in the series. But in JOHN WICK: CHAPTER 4, it looks like Keanu Reeves’ character is in for the fight of his life, or perhaps fights, based on several scenes on display throughout the trailer.
For the past few movies, John Wick has been working his way up to the top of the High Table to put the whole business behind him once and for all. That crusade, however, looks to put him face-to-face with Bill Skarsgård’s Marquis de Gramont, a high-ranking member of the High Table, who seems as deadly as he is charming and sophisticated. Will Wick earn his peace and retirement, or will he earn an eternal rest? Only time will tell how this fight ends for the tireless assassin.
JOHN WICK: CHAPTER 4 is set to open March 24, 2023 in AMC Theatres locations nationwide.