Thus far no plot details for the fourth entry in this action-heavy franchise have been revealed yet, but considering how important Laurence Fishburne has become to this grand story, is it possible we could see more Matrix actors be included in John Wick: Chapter 4 or somewhere else down the line, like Carrie-Anne Moss or Hugo Weaving? Hereâ€™s what Chad Stahelski, the director of the first three John Wick movies, had to say on the matter:
While he wonâ€™t reveal yet whether or not heâ€™s directing John Wick: Chapter 4, Chad Stahelski did tell ComicBookMovie that he will remain involved with the franchise â€œin some capacityâ€� until â€œprobablyâ€� his career is over. So rest assured, heâ€™ll have a hand in casting for John Wick: Chapter 4 and any more sequels that might follow, and he sounds game to bring in more Matrix alumni in, provided itâ€™s under the right circumstances.
As Chad Stahelski sees it, he doesnâ€™t want to bring any other Matrix performers into the John Wick world just for the hell of it. First Stahelski and his team need to create characters for the next story, and then if they decide that someone like Carrie-Anne Moss is a good fit for a role, then they can move from there. Even if they donâ€™t get as much screen time as someone like The Bowery King, at least theyâ€™ll have a meaningful presence as opposed to just being thrown in for a cameo appearance.
Casting news for John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum didnâ€™t emerge until early 2018, so presumably weâ€™ll have to wait until early next year for official announcements regarding who John Wick: Chapter 4 is bringing in and whoâ€™s returning. Thereâ€™s certainly no shortage of ways one of the Matrix people could be involved in the story, whether itâ€™s as an ally or enemy to John, but weâ€™ll just have to wait and see if theyâ€™re deemed the right fit for any these new players.
As for familiar faces, one can assume that along with Laurence Fishburne reprising Bowery King alongside Keanu Reevesâ€™ John, weâ€™ll also reunite with Ian McShaneâ€™s Winson and Lance Reddickâ€™s Charon, whoâ€™ve been around since the first movie and, despite appearances at the end of Chapter 3, will ideally still be aiding John in his fight against The High Table, even though itâ€™d have to be done discreetly.
John Wick: Chapter 4 opens in theaters on May 21, 2021, so stay tuned to CinemaBlend for more updates on its development. In the meantime, keep track of the rest of this yearâ€™s movies with our 2019 release schedule.