John Wick: Chapter 4 Footage Reaction: Yeah, We're Thinking He's Back Yet Again [CinemaCon 2022]

After more than one date change due to Covid, "John Wick: Chapter 4" is set to open in less than a year. The action film that started with the death of a dog has spawned three sequels to date, and with CinemaCon in full swing in Las Vegas, fans are clamoring for any info on the upcoming title. The film franchise stars the beloved Keanu Reeves as hitman John Wick, and after the events at the end of 2019's "John Wick: Chapter 3 — Parabellum," we're all dying to know what happened. 

The film is directed by Chad Stahelski, and filming began back in June of 2021. The screenplay was written by Michael Finch and Shay Hatten, based on a story from Derek Kolstad. It's produced by Stahelski, Basil Iwanyk, and Erica Li. 

In addition to Reeves, "John Wick: Chapter 4" stars Laurence Fishburne, Lance Reddick, Ian McShane, Donnie Yen, Rina Sawayama, Shamier Anderson, Bill Skarsgård, Scott Adkins, Hiroyuki Sanada, Marko Zaror, and Clancy Brown. The musical score comes from Tyler Bates and Joel J. Richard. 

Never mess with someone's dog

There's something that just feels right about John Wick being in Las Vegas, but maybe that's just me feeling lucky that there's another sequel coming soon. Reeves and Stahelski took the stage at CinemaCon to show off some fun new footage from "John Wick 4," which is set to hit theaters on March 24, 2023.

The footage begins with the New York City skyline and Laurence Fishburne's dulcet voice-over telling us, "abandon all hope, you who are about to enter." We see Wick training underground, punching a board wrapped in white rope, and Fishburne's character asks him if he's ready. "Yeah," John replies. Fans of "The Matrix" are sure to get a kick out of seeing Reeves and Fishburne together again, especially in a training sequence.

We see Bill Skarsgard looking scary and stylish in a fancy suit, standing on a rooftop and flanked by his cronies. "I'm going to kill them all," Wick says. Ian McShane's Winston then points out the obvious, saying, "This will not be pleasant."

Wick then goes on a bit of a killing spree, taking out a bunch of guys in the desert, jumping through a window several stories high, and using nunchucks to put the hurt on some baddies. There's a shot of horses running free in the desert, while a strange voice says, "I want you to find peace, John." 

Instead of peace, we see Wick in a nightclub with writhing bodies, sliding between forms in the silky black of the club, lit only in red. That sounds like one heck of a place for a really cool fight, so fingers crossed.

There isn't a synopsis yet for "John Wick: Chapter 4," but we'll keep you updated as one becomes available.

"John Wick: Chapter 4" will finally hit theaters on March 24, 2023.