Since the dawn of the 21st century, very few actors have had a run quite like that of Keanu Reeves. Having already made a name for himself prior to this, his work on the iconic Matrix franchise helped elevate his career once more as he donned the iconic role of Neo. Very few franchises have been able to match the success of 1999’s The Matrix, however Reeves himself has managed to do so with his latest work in the John Wick franchise. With already three films under his belt as the film’s titular star, he is ready to grace the silver screen once again after reports surfaced that the fourth installment of the John Wick franchise, John Wick 4: Hagakure, finished filming this week and is seemingly much closer than anybody anticipated.
Premiering in 2014 with the film modestly titled John Wick, Reeves plays a trained assassin who is additionally a member of an elite underground network of criminals that makes his job even more interesting. The first film was a commercial success, quadrupling their investment in box office receipts, however this would only be the start. The third installment of the franchise John Wick: Chapter Three – Parabellum would dwarf the first film’s success considerably in generating over a quarter of a billion dollars in profit alone, highlighting just how successful the John Wick franchise has become. Now the fourth and latest installment of the franchise is on its way, with reports surfacing this week that the project has finished filming. Cast members have been celebrating on social media this past week, additionally providing us with some images from the upcoming production that are sure to excite the most dedicated John Wick fans. Some of those photos can be seen here, however they’re likely just the tip of the iceberg. Plot details regarding the project are sparse, however the project’s title may foreshadow some elements derived from international cultures that could give this project a unique twist.
To have one incredibly successful franchise under your belt is remarkable, but to have two? Well you probably just have to be as talented as Keanu Reeves. While that is much easier said than done, what one can do is enjoy the fantastic body of work he has provided us throughout his career. Fans have been eagerly anticipating the next installment of John Wick since the third film premiered in theaters, and now it looks like it may be closer than anybody expected. John Wick 4: Hagakure is expected to hit theaters next year on May 27th, 2022.