Originally intended for release on May 21st, 2021, John Wick: Chapter 4 was initially pushed back a year to May 27th, 2022. Well friends, Lionsgate has now announced that the Keanu Reeves-starring chapter has been rescheduled once again, this time to March 24th, 2023.
The studio shared the news in a short promotional video posted to its social channels with the caption "Be seeing you", in which The Administration changes the Chapter 4 release date at the instruction of The High Table. This latest update sets a cruel four year gap between Chapter 4 and John Wick: Parabellum, considering the cliff-hanger on which the latter ended. We do know that there's plenty to look forward to in this fourth instalment, as Reeves will be joined by returning actors Lance Reddick, Laurence Fishburne, and Ian McShane, as well as action icons Donnie Yen and Hiroyuki Sanada.
Though the reason for this latest delay has not been confirmed, it does appear to be one of the first cinema casualties of the newest COVID-19 surge linked to the Omicron variant. So far, film release dates have not been impacted by the latest spike, but this development does not look good for next year's slate of blockbusters.
If you need your Keanu Reeves fix pronto however, a reminder that The Matrix Resurrections is out in cinemas and on HBO Max now.