New 'John Wick: Chapter 4' Images Showcase Baba Yaga in Paris
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A ton of new images have been released this week for the highly anticipated fourth installment in the John Wick series, and if there's one thing that can be said about the next Wickian adventure, it's this: it looks pretty cool.
In John Wick: Chapter 4, the Legendary Killer just wants to retire peacefully, damn it, back to the high table of evil, and travel the world as usual, as started in John Wick: Chapter 3 - Parabellum like that. The images feature the main cast in various locations around Paris, France. Ian McShane, who plays Winston, Manhattan's assassin haven and hangout—the enigmatic manager of the Continental hotel—seems to play a major role this time around, wearing a tailored The elegant suit looks very well-dressed.
In addition to extensive images of the film's director, Chad Stahelski, we get a glimpse of Laurence Fishburne as Bowery King in Parabellum's finale saw an uneasy truce with Vick, along with newcomers Bill Skarsgård, Hiroyuki Sanada, Shamier Anderson and Rina Sawayama. Skarsgård stars as Marquis de Gramont, an ambitious High Table member who tries to further his career by taking down Wick, while Anderson plays A character known as a tracker. The duo of Sanada and Sawayama are known as Shimazu and Akira respectively.
Also joining the cast is the legendary Donnie Yen, who will play a new character named Kane. According to stunt coordinator and second unit director Scott Rogers, Wick's ally, former assassin, and member of the High Table, Yan brings "master-level fighting prowess" to every film he's been involved in.
Reeves has publicly expressed his excitement for the film, calling it the most physically intense of his career. "They really trained me to be able to have what we call a toolbox," Reeves said. "We've taken car driving to a new level and I really like it. There's 180, forward to reverse 180, reverse to forward 270, drifting...so it's been really fun to have the opportunity to learn those skills, and John Wick: Chapter 4 is our masterpiece. Gosh, this is crazy, man! It's banana cake!"
Chapter 4 won't be the last we see of Wick. Reeves has openly discussed plans for Chapter 5 -- though usually with the caveat that "if that's what audiences want" -- he'll reprise the role In the spinoff "Ballerina," Ana de Armas stars as Rooney, a ballerina (unsurprisingly) seeking revenge by hunting down her family's killers (again once, which is not surprising). Reeves will join McShane, Lance Reddick and Anjelica Huston in the spinoff, who will also reprise their roles from previous Wick films.
John Wick: Chapter 4 opens in theaters worldwide on March 24. You can view the latest images below.