John Wick: Chapter 4 is officially being delayed close to a year, with Lionsgate pushing it all the way into early 2023.
The disappointing news was conveyed via a charming but nevertheless mildly depressing video featuring the Wickverse’s switchboard operators. The new release date is featured prominently on the chalkboard: March 24, 2023. It was originally set to release in May 2022.
“Be seeing you,” the clip says at the end.
This news comes despite John Wick 4’s filming being completed back in November. It will reportedly be named John Wick Chapter 4: Hagakure, and will apparently delve “deeper in terms of the code of assassin.”
John Wick isn’t the only movie being delayed. Back in October, Disney announced delays for pretty much the entire Marvel slate. More delays can likely be expected amid the latest wave of the COVID-19 pandemic.
In the meantime, Keanu Reeves is starring in The Matrix Resurrections, where he can be found sporting a beard and hairstyle that is reminiscent of John Wick. You can see the entire John Wick 4 cast here.
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Kat Bailey is a Senior News Editor at IGN