‘John Wick 4’: Keanu Reeves Filming On Set Among Writer Change

Fans of Keanu Reeves have plenty of older films to fall back on while waiting for the John Wick 4 release date to swing around, but they’re still hungry for information. So they’ll be happy to learn that Keanu Reeves and the John Wick 4 cast have arrived on set, ready to start production. However, the John Wick franchise is shifting writers, so fans are wondering what will happen in John Wick 4, given the change. 

John Wick 4 cast, release date, and writer change

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Keanu Reeves is already filming for John Wick 4
Keanu Reeves at ‘John Wick’ special screenings at Ham Yard Hotel in London in 2019 | Dave J Hogan/Getty Images for Lionsgate

John Wick was a near-instant success when it first landed in theaters in 2014. The movie offered Keanu Reeves a chance at a meteoric resurgence into public stardom, a status he’s maintained by sheer dint of his winning personality, alongside his recent box office hits.

Now, John Wick 4 is coming, and fans are curious to know what kind of changes they can expect, if any. 

As for the John Wick 4 cast, Keanu Reeves will be back, of course. However, additional cast details have been somewhat hush-hush. IMDb even has Keanu Reeves listed as “rumored,” despite the obvious fact of his protagonist role in the film. We’ll have to wait for more information about who has been confirmed for the John Wick 4 cast.

The John Wick 4 release date underwent some shifts that had fans disappointed. Originally announced in May 2019, the John Wick 4 release date was slated for May 21st, 2021. Since then, the release date has been pushed back to May 27, 2022. 

The film will also be seeing a change to writers working on the script. This time, Derek Kolstad will not be writing the film. 

“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,” the writer told Collider

“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 David (Leitch), and I don’t know what’s going to happen, but I’m excited to see.”

What will happen in John Wick 4? Keanu Reeves already filming

Fans are wondering what will happen in John Wick 4, and about the John Wick 4 cast and release date.
Keanu Reeves attends the ‘John Wick — Chapter 2’ photocall in 2017 | Isa Foltin/Getty Images

Fans of Keanu Reeves and John Wick can rejoice, as the star has already been spotted arriving on set, per Daily Mail. Reeves was seen at Berlin’s Potsdam Babelsberg studios, wrapped up for the cold and looking smiley. 

Meanwhile, fans are wondering what will happen in John Wick 4, especially given the events of the third film and the writer change. The third film saw Keanu Reeves purportedly betrayed Ian McShane, who plays Winston. 

However, Reeves survives Winston’s bullet and a fall from the roof. He’s rescued by one of the Bowery King’s people, and the two prepare to wage war against the High Table. 

It seems likely that the plot will feature the Bowery King and John Wick fighting back against the High Table — and some fans are still holding out hope for a Winston redemption. Perhaps Winston is playing the High Table still, and Wick will find the forces of The Continental at his disposal.

What is Keanu Reeves’ ‘John Wick’ training?

Keanu Reeves at a special screening of 'John Wick: Chapter 3 - Parabellum' in Hollywood, Calif.
Keanu Reeves at a special screening of ‘John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum’ in Hollywood, Calif. | Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/FilmMagic

John Wick fans have been especially impressed with the fact that Keanu Reeves does most of his own stunts in the film. So what is Keanu Reeves’ John Wick training like?

John Wick is one of the most physical roles in cinema history. The choreography, along with the multiple fight disciplines, tumbling, stunts, horseback riding, stunt car driving, gun training and other various weapons training means KR’s body had been through hell and back,” explained Patrick Murphy, Keanu Reeves’ personal trainer, during a chat with Men’s Health.

“KR is always ready to go and kick ass in the gym. I put together huge rep schemes and he does it without blinking an eye. There isn’t any magic to it; KR puts in the work and reaps the benefit,” Murphy added. 

It’s clear that Keanu Reeves’ John Wick training is nothing short of intense.