John Wick Chapter 4 UK release date, age rating latest and parents guide latest

John Wick Chapter 4 UK release date, age rating and parents guide

2023 will see a return to yet more intense firefights with the John Wick Chapter 4 UK release date planned for early spring (details below). With The Matrix Resurrections out on the big screen last winter it looks like Keanu Reeves is still one of the biggest action stars in Hollywood, so here’s everything you need to know about the fourth installment, including the latest on the age rating in our parents guide.

The story hasn’t officially been confirmed as of yet, but if you’ve seen John Wick Chapter 3 – Parabellum then you should have a pretty good idea about what to expect. The last we saw of John he was shot and badly injured by Winston, who had cut a deal with the High Table to get his position as manager of the Continental Hotel back when things looked bleak.

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He was then rescued and taken to an underground location where he is greeted by the Bowery King who was left with a lot scars having been cut with a samurai sword by Zero earlier in the film, while his men are killed. The Bowery King wants to go to war with the High Table and it seems clear that this will be the defining element of the plot for John Wick 4.

The question is whether or not it will just be the two of them working together, or was Winston just angling for position and playing for time while the battle lines are drawn. Everything looks set for a big scale finale for the series, but with such an iconic character and concept, it’ll be a surprise if this is the last we see of Keanu Reeves in the role. Hopefully, it won’t be quite so long a break as we’ve seen between the original Matrix Trilogy and Resurrection.

Cast

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Obviously Keanu Reeves will be back as the eponymous Mr Wick in Chapter 4 and the cast looks set to also include Laurence Fishburne as The Bowery King. They’ll be joined by Ian McShane as Winston and we expect it’ll be the same for Lance Reddick as Charon, the concierge of the Continental Hotel in New York. Rina Sawayama has also confirmed that she will star as Akira in the film, so we’re looking forward to seeing the trailer to see which side of the battle lines she’s going to fall on.

The official Twitter page for John Wick has also confirmed that Clancy Brown (The Shawshank Redemption), Bill Skarsgard (Eternals), Hiroyuki Sanada (Avengers: Endgame) and Marko Zaror have all been added to the cast.

We’ll update you with more details on the cast as they’re confirmed.

John Wick Chapter 4 UK release date

The John Wick Chapter 4 UK release date has now been moved to Friday the 24th March 2022, from its previous schedule for the 27th May 2022, which makes it one of a few big films confirmed for next year. The film was initially scheduled to hit the big screen even earlier in 2021, but the impact of COVID-19 and Keanu Reeves’ efforts on The Matrix Resurrections has delayed things by a year.

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It’s the same release date as in North America, so there shouldn’t be too many plot details to avoid before it comes out. While the story sounds fairly linear with the out and out war with the High Table, John Wick films are know for their plot twists and turns and we’re expecting that to be the same here 4.

You can follow us on Twitter to see more news and updates on upcoming films, and you can see more on the film in the run up to the release with the official John Wick movie Twitter page at https://twitter.com/johnwickmovie.

Age rating and parents guide

The British Board of Film Classification (BBFC) won’t put out the official John Wick Chapter 4 age rating for the UK until much closer to the release date, but there’s a lot to go on from the previous three films. Chapter 1 and 3 both picked up 15 age ratings, while Chapter 2 upped the ante with an 18 certification, so the fourth installment should be in that ball park.

The 15 certification is probably what the productions companies will be aiming for, which will give them a wider audience to market to. However, the fact that Chapter IV will be all-out war against the might of the High Table means that they could miss it a little and accidentally land it as an 18 in the UK, but we’ll know a little more when the trailer lands.

In terms of our parents guide, there’s obviously a lot of violence in the mix and it often comes with a bloody after-bite. There’s usually some strong language to take into account as well, but the main aspect for parents is the violence, which combines gun fights, blades and martial arts combat with injuries and death being handed out on a regular basis.

We’ll update you with more details on the film as they get confirmed. You can also check out our movie news section to keep tabs on the latest upcoming films, or visit the Lionsgate website at www.lionsgate.com.

John Wick Chapter 4 runtime

As with the age rating, the runtime for John Wick Chapter 4 won’t be announced until we get a little closer to the release date, but looking back at the previous films, the average is around the two hours mark. The first film was the shortest at just 1 hour and 41 minutes, followed by Chapter 2 at 2 hours and 2 minutes and then Parabellum at 2 hours and 11 minutes.

If you look at the trend line though, you can see that they’re getting longer with each one and with the war with the High Table looming we could easily see the runtime pushing up closer to the 2 and 1/2 hours mark.