John Wick 4's Production Kicks Off

Actor Shamier Anderson posted a photo of a chair on set to Instagram with the caption, "So it begins."

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Actor Shamier Anderson and the official John Wick Twitter account revealed that John Wick 4 has started filming, a little less than a year from when the movie releases. The fourth John Wick film featuring Keanu Reeves as an extremely competent assassin hits theaters on May 24, 2022.

Anderson was confirmed for John Wick 4 on June 4, but his role has been kept a secret. Rina Sawayama--British pop star--and Donnie Yen are part of the cast as well, with similar mystery around what characters they'll assume in the movie.

John Wick 3 featured the series' eponymous hero dealing with the consequences of murdering the High Table crime lord Santino D'Antonio at the New York Continental Hotel, neutral territory where fellow assassins are supposed to not kill each other. The film ends with Wick agreeing with the Bowery King (Laurence Fishburne) that the High Table is, to put it lightly, highly annoying. While John Wick 4's plot has been kept under lock and key, it's likely that the fourth installment will deal with the third movie's loose ends, namely the conflict between Wick and the High Table.

John Wick 4 features new writers--Michael Finch and Shay Hatten--making it the first John Wick movie not to include writer and creator Derek Kolstad.

According to an interview with Collider, Kolstad wasn't asked to return to the John Wick franchise. "No, it wasn’t my decision. When you think of the, contractually, of these things, the third one I shared the credit with any number of people, they didn't have to come back to me, and so they didn't," Kolstad said.

Hatten was a writer for John Wick 3, while Finch's past projects include Predators, American Assassin, and Hitman: Agent 47.

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