The highly anticipated fourth instalment of the action thriller franchise ‘John Wick’ is almost here. The runtime of ‘John Wick: Chapter 4’ is 2 hours and 49 minutes as reported by Collider, making it the longest one in the franchise so far.
For comparison, the previous instalment had a runtime of 131 minutes followed by ‘John Wick: Chapter 2’ with 122 minutes and original ‘John Wick’ with 101 minutes.
The director of the film Chad Stahelski made comments on the runtime of the movie in a recent interview. He said, “I’ve had people who I trust and know say, ‘Well, it’s too long. Cut 20 minutes out.’ And you’re like, ‘Okay, that’s your feeling, that’s your opinion.’ […] I mean, we wrote a longer movie. We wrote a bigger movie. We wrote a longer script. We wrote at least a third more scenes than the last one. We expect it to be more. We’ve always expected it to be more. And I think the test, or at least what we’re judging ourselves by, is if it’s worth it with how we executed what we want it to be more of or not?”
What we know about ‘The Continental’
We all know that the ‘John Wick’ spinoff, ‘Ballerina’ starring Ana de Armas is in the works. Now a new mini TV series based on the John Wick universe characters, titled ‘The Continental’ is also set to start its filming schedule as per reports.
The mini-series is going to explore, “the origin behind the hotel-for-assassins, a centerpiece of the John Wick universe, through the eyes and actions of a young Winston Scott (Colin Woodell) who is dragged into the Hell-scape of a 1975 New York City to face a past he thought he’d left behind. Winston charts a deadly course through the New York’s mysterious underworld in a harrowing attempt to seize the iconic hotel, which serves as the meeting point for the world’s most dangerous criminals.”
‘John Wick: Chapter 4’ will arrive in theaters on March 24, 2023.