John Wick 4 Delayed by a Full Year

John Wick 4 Delayed a Full Year
John Wick Movie / Lionsgate Entertainment

John Wick 4 has been delayed by a full year, Lionsgate announced on Twitter. The new movie was initially planned to announce in May 2021. Now, the film is set to release on a new date of May 27, 2022.

The “John Wick” sequel was in works at Lionsgate and is now being pushed back a full year. Initially, the movie was set to release in May 2021. Now the release date is being filled by “Spiral,” the Saw movie reboot. The release date makes sense after Keanu Reeves’ Matrix 4 production was halted due to COVID-19 after only four weeks in the shooting.

Keanu Reeves’ John Wick Chapter 4 isn’t the only Lionsgate movie that’s getting a new release date. COVID-19 has affected theatres and almost every aspect of our lives. The studio has announced new release dates for nine movies, including John Wick 4. The other films include Spiral, Antebellum, Fatale, Voyagers, The Asset, Barb & Star Go-To Vista Del Mar, Hitman’s Bodyguard 2, American Underdog: The Kurt Warner Story, and John Wick: Chapter 4. Here are the new release dates of these movies:

New release dates of LIONSGATE Movies:

No.LIONSGATE MoviesNew Release Dates
1.AntebellumAugust 21, 2020
2.FataleOctober 30, 2020
3.VoyagersNovember 25, 2020
4.The AssetApril 23, 2021
5.SpiralMay 21, 2021
6.Barb & Star Go-To Vista Del MarJuly 16, 2021
7.Hitman’s Bodyguard 2August 20, 2021
8.American Underdog: The Kurt Warner StoryDecember 10, 2021
9.John Wick: Chapter 4May 27, 2022

A complete list of Lionsgate release updates is listed below, courtesy of the studio.

1. Fatale

Release date 10/30/2020. In this suspenseful and provocative psychological thriller, a successful sports agent, Darren (Michael Ealy), watches his perfect life slowly disappear when he becomes entangled in a police investigation led by a discredited, disgraced and determined detective (Hilary Swank), with whom he had a wild one nightstand. Directed by Deon Taylor.

2. Voyagers

Release date 11/25/2020. With the future of the human race in danger, a group of young men and women, bred for enhanced intelligence and to suppress emotional impulses, embark on an expedition to colonize a distant planet. But when they uncover disturbing secrets about the mission, they defy their training and begin to explore their most primitive natures. As life on the ship descends into chaos, they’re consumed by fear, lust, and hunger for power. “Voyagers” is a euphoric thriller about the explosive awakening of our most primal desires. Starring Tye Sheridan, Lily-Rose Depp, Fionn Whitehead, Colin Farrell, the film is written and directed by Neil Burger.

3. The Asset

Release date 4/23/2021. Rembrandt (Michael Keaton) and Anna (Maggie Q), two of the world’s premier assassins, traverse the globe, competing for high profile contracts. When Anna’s mentor (Samuel L. Jackson) is murdered, she and Rembrandt must form an uneasy alliance to track down the killer and avenge his death. Martin Campbell directs.

4. Spiral

Release date 5/21/2021. A sadistic mastermind unleashes a twisted form of justice in “Spiral,” the terrifying new chapter from the book of “Saw.” Working in the shadow of an esteemed police veteran (Samuel L. Jackson), brash Detective Ezekiel “Zeke” Banks (Chris Rock) and his rookie partner (Max Minghella) take charge of a grisly investigation into murders that are eerily reminiscent of the city’s gruesome past. Unwittingly entrapped in a deepening mystery, Zeke finds himself at the center of the killer’s morbid game. Directed by Darren Lynn Bousman (SAW II, III, and IV).

5. Barb and Star Go to Vista Del Mar

Release date 7/16/2021. Next summer break out of your shell with Barb and Star. From the gals who brought you “Bridesmaids” (co-stars and co-writers Kristen Wiig and Annie Mumolo) comes “Barb and Star Go to Vista Del Mar.” Lifelong friends Barb and Star embark on the adventure of a lifetime when they decide to leave their small Midwestern town for the first time…ever. Romance, friendship, a villain’s evil plot…Hold onto your culottes, BARB AND STAR arrive in theaters SUMMER 2021! The film also stars Jamie Dornan, Damon Wayans, Jr., Wendi Mclendon-Covey, Vanessa Bayer, Fortune Feimster, Rose Abdoo, Phyllis Smith, and Reyn Doi. Directed by Josh Greenbaum.

6. The Hitman’s Wife’s Bodyguard

Release date 8/20/2021. Ryan Reynolds and Samuel L. Jackson are back again as the lethal odd couple, with Salma Hayek giving them all they can handle with her attitude and her own killer instinct. The trio is forced into another life-threatening mission to save Europe from a vengeful and powerful zealot. Joining this all-star cast are Antonio Banderas and Morgan Freeman. Directed by Patrick Hughes.

7. American Underdog: The Kurt Warner Story

Release date 12/10/2021. From Kingdom Story Company and the Erwin Brothers comes a film based on the incredible true story of Kurt Warner, who went from stocking shelves at a supermarket to become a two time NFL MVP, Super Bowl MVP and Hall of Fame quarterback.

8. John Wick: Chapter 4

Release date 5/27/2022. The fourth installment of the blockbuster franchise, starring Keanu Reeves and directed by Chad Stahelski.

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