This New John Wick: Chapter 4 Trailer Is Unbelievably Violent

The assassin has one more shot—probably literally—at a normal life in the action franchise's fourth installment.

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John Wick walks in the dark to a mysterious sea-foam green pole.
Screenshot: Lionsgate

Keanu Reeves recently mentioned that the action in John Wick: Chapter 4 hits an all-time high, which, if you’ve seen the other movies in the bullet-filled franchise, would be really saying something. This newest trailer for Chapter 4 would seem to indicate Reeves is not lying. At all.

When we last left John Wick (Reeves), he was missing a finger, had been shot by his best friend Winston (Ian McShane), and had fallen off a four-story building. So he’s not in a particularly good place when Chapter 4 begins, which is why he’s set on flipping the world of assassination on its ear, and then shooting it in said ear. After watching this third trailer, I’m not sure I’m speaking metaphorically:

John Wick: Chapter 4 (2023) Final Trailer – Keanu Reeves, Donnie Yen, Bill Skarsgård

These are some truly jaw-dropping fight scenes, and only a few of them are thanks to f total martial arts legend Donnie Yen, playing a blind gun-and-swordmaster. (Chirrut Imwe gone bad!) Then you’ve got Bill Skarsgård, Hiroyuki Sanada, Shamier Anderson, Lance Reddick, Clancy Brown, Rina Sawayama, Scott Adkins, and Laurence Fishburne. The wiki for the movie says many of these actors play characters who are friends of John’s, but we’ll see how long that lasts—the movie’s official synopsis is “John Wick uncovers a path to defeating the High Table, but before he can earn his freedom, Wick must face off against a new enemy with powerful alliances across the globe and forces that turn old friends into new foes.”


John Wick: Chapter 4 premieres March 24.

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