John Wick Chapter 4 Trailer: Keanu Reeves Goes Up Against the High Table

The John Wick 4 trailer introduces Bill Skarsgård’s Marques de Gramont, a high-ranking member of the underworld council.

John Wick Chapter 4 Trailer: Keanu Reeves Goes Up Against the High Table

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Keanu Reeves in a still from John Wick: Chapter 4

Highlights
  • Chad Stahelski returns to direct John Wick: Chapter 4
  • Creator Derek Kolstad is not involved in Chapters 4 and 5
  • Laurence Fishburne, Hiroyuki Sanada also part of John Wick 4 cast

John Wick: Chapter 4's first trailer is here — in English, Hindi, Tamil, and Telugu. Following a teaser reveal at the San Diego Comic-Con in mid-July, Lionsgate has now dropped a full-length trailer for the next chapter in Keanu Reeves' hitman franchise, as he embarks on a globe-trotting quest to topple The High Table organisation that previously betrayed him. Chad Stahelski returns to direct the sequel, from a script co-written by Shay Hatten and Michael Finch (Hitman: Agent 47). The former previously worked on 2019's John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum. John Wick: Chapter 4 is slated to release in March 2023.

John Wick 4 trailer

The first trailer for John Wick: Chapter 4 opens with the titular assassin (Reeves) visiting an altar in memory of his dead wife, hoping she hears his thoughts. Seated right next to him is the new enigmatic character Caine (Donnie Yen), who warns Wick of his imminent death, to which he gets a simple reply: “Maybe not.” We're then introduced to Marquis de Gramont (Bill Skarsgård), a high-ranking member of the High Table, who brings a new set of rules and ideas into the organisation, as we're treated to visuals of skilled assassins arming themselves with katanas.

John Wick 4 Hindi trailer

John Wick 4 Tamil trailer

John Wick 4 Telugu trailer

Threatened by de Gramont, Wick learns from returning character Winston (Ian McShane) that he must face the crime lord in single combat. “Win or lose, it's a way out,” he tells Wick, who's been trying to rid himself of the professional assassin lifestyle for years. But contesting the High Table would require him to be a member of the organisation; a detail that was never divulged in the previous movies. “Your family does,” Winston informs him, handing Wick a free entry to the council, raising further questions about the secrets his parents kept hidden. The end of John Wick 3: Parabellum revealed that Bowery King (Laurence Fishburne) also fell victim to the council's betrayal, teaming up with Wick to seek vengeance. In the John Wick: Chapter 4 trailer, he can be seen handing over a dapper suit to the titular hitman, saying, “A man has to look his best when it's time to get married or buried.”

Armed with a bold new pistol, Wick initiates his global hunt of the underworld, from New York to Paris to Osaka to Berlin, swinging nunchucks and katanas against hordes of mobs, led by Shimazu (Hiroyuki Sanada). The John Wick: Chapter 4 trailer also offers a glimpse at the final confrontation between our protagonist and de Gramont, as the rules of the murderous challenge are spelt out to them. “Under the old laws, only one can survive. Failure to meet at sunrise will result in execution,” a voiceover says, we see a barrage of action sequences, including one with Japanese singer Rina Sawayama, who makes her feature film debut with John Wick 4.

It is worth mentioning that the creator of John Wick, Derek Kolstad, is not involved in Chapters 4 and 5. “No. At a certain stage, the studio will tell you, your creation is graduated, and you wish it well. I'm still close with Chad [Stahelski], still close with Dave [David Leitch], and I don't know what's going to happen, but I'm excited to see,” he told Collider. Kolstad's last writing venture was the contained action film, Nobody — directed by Ilya Naishuller, and starring Bob Odenkirk (Better Call Saul) in the lead.

Rounding out the cast for John Wick: Chapter 4 are Lance Reddick as Continental Hotel concierge Charon, Shamier Anderson (Stowaway), Scott Adkins (Dead Reckoning), and Clancy Brown (The Shawshank Redemption).

John Wick: Chapter 4 will hit theatres on March 24, 2023 worldwide. In India, John Wick: Chapter 4 will be available in English, Hindi, Tamil, and Telugu.


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John Wick: Chapter 4

  • Release Date 24 March 2023
  • Language English
  • Genre Action, Crime, Thriller
  • Cast
    Keanu Reeves, Laurence Fishburne, Ian McShane, Lance Reddick, Rina Sawayama
  • Director
    Chad Stahelski
  • Producer
    Chad Stahelski, Basil Iwanyk, Erica Lee
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Rahul Chettiyar
Rahul Chettiyar is a Sub-Editor at Gadgets 360 and writes about entertainment and video games. In his free time, he enjoys watching movies, Sekiro and Elden Ring speed runs, and David Fincher video essays. Before joining here, he solely handled the gaming section at Indian Express Online. You can write to him at rahulr@ndtv.com or find him on Twitter and Letterboxd @Ch1ckenDumpl1ng More
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