John Wick 4 To Show More Ninja Legends, Says Chad Stahelski

While “John Wick: Chapter 4” is said to be the longest-running “John Wick” movie to date, director Chad Stahelski ensures that the newer version will use the extra runtime wisely.

“I love legends,” Stahelski said. diverse On the red carpet for “Day Shift” Wednesday night. “I love a good legend. I don’t really believe – at least for the John Wick movies – in a three-act structure. I believe in telling stories and letting go. You know, we’ve always seen John Wick as Odysseus. So we take the time we need to tell the story. As long as That we don’t sleep and we watch it, we keep it up. But I think there’s a limit to the water cycle.”

“John Wick: Chapter 4” finds Keanu Reeves once again in the title role as the lovable gun-fu action hero. While plot details for Part 4 are still largely kept secret, an action-packed teaser that debuted at Comic-Con and once again saw the title character brutalize opponents with everything from pistols to nunchucks. Now, Stahelski seems to tease that the fourth movie will venture further into the mythology behind Continental and the wide world of assassins.

The latest movie in the series, “John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum,” featured a wide range of wild action scenes, from ninjas on motorbikes to fights in New York City’s horse stables. So what do you do to raise the stakes of ninjas on motorcycles?

“Ninjas are in cars, I think,” Stahelski said. “I don’t know! It’s always a ninja, man.”

Currently, Stahelski is working as a producer for the Netflix original movie “Day Shift”. The vampire hunt, starring Jamie Foxx, Dave Franco and Snoop Dogg, was directed by first-time director J.J. Perry. Stahelski and Perry met 33 years ago and did some stunts together on “The King of the Kickboxers.” With “Day Shift,” Perry became the latest member of their group of friends to go out of stunts and get involved in directing feature films.

“That’s the thing about our circle of friends,” Stahelski said. Everyone is their man. Everyone helps everyone. The hierarchy is circular. Look, we’ve come up with one of the best generations who have been in stunts for a long time. So for a group of us who are used to getting hit by cars for a living here on the red carpet, it’s amazing Extremely “.

“Day Shift” premieres Friday on Netflix. John Wick: Chapter 4 will be released in theaters on May 23, 2023.

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