UPDATED: It stands to cause that Lionsgate’s tentpole John Wick: Chapter 4 would transfer off Memorial Day weekend 2022 after Paramount plopped Tom Cruise’s long-awaited sequel Top Gun: Maverick on May 27. The Chad Stahelski-directed John Wick fourthquel will now debut on March 24, 2023, as revealed in a teaser that dropped Wednesday.
I’m advised by sources that the precise cause why the fourthquel shifted was as a result of manufacturing stopped on the film, and must resume at a latter level in Japan. The Keanu Reeves film is taking pictures around the globe. Even if Lionsgate wished to launch this film on Memorial Day weekend, they may not given the standing of the manufacturing. In six month long-lead monitoring obtained by Deadline dated Dec. 3, John Wick: Chapter 4 was besting Top Gun: Maverick by 90% in general first alternative, this although there’s been zero advertising dropped for the fourthquel (not counting at present’s teaser) and Paramount has had in depth promotions on the Tom Cruise sequel on the market for shut to 2 years. The monitoring variance right here could have one thing to do with model consciousness, nevertheless, it makes zero sense for each Top Gun: Maverick and John Wick: Chapter 4 to compete in opposition to one another given how they’re each prized tentpoles for his or her respective studios. Many rival distribution bosses inform me they’ve taken nice care to keep away from relationship on Top Gun 2; it’s simply anticipated to be that huge of a pic. Paramount was so excited in regards to the film, they confirmed off the first 13 minutes at CinemaCon, and moved the title to Memorial Day weekend in hopes to have essentially the most superb world field workplace situations for the movie.
The solely different film on John Wick Chapter 4‘s new date is Sony’s untitled George Foreman biopic.
John Wick: Chapter 4 stars Keanu Reeves, Donnie Yen, Laurence Fishburne, Bill Skarsgård, Ian McShane and extra. Michael Finch and Shay Hatten wrote the screenplay. Stahelski, Basil Iwanyk and Erica Lee produce. The franchise by three motion pictures has racked up $584.7M on the worldwide field workplace.
Here’s the announcement from Lionsgate at present.