Needless to say, the phenomenal success of the franchise led by the converted stuntman Chad Stahelski. I’m ready $587 million grossed worldwide (counting only the theatrical release of the three films) between 2014 and 2019, John Wick it just knew how to rise to the status of the most influential western title of the decade.
And since you can also go and get the money where it is, the franchise is also born two serial spin-off projects : Ballerinawhere Ana de Armas appears in the main role, but also mainland, worn by none other than Mel Gibson. With such a reputation and so many projects under way, excitement around the next opus is at its peak, which trailer e John Wick 4aired last November, seems to justify enough.
In addition to numerous expertly choreographed action sequences, these first images took particular care to introduce the new antagonists of the famous Baba Yaga, including the mysterious Marquis de Gramont, played by Bill Skarsgård (thatand recently, very good barbarian). A character moreover so nebulous that his actor benefited from an interview given Total movies to say a little more about what makes this tick. Classical music, cat beauty contest, porcelain vase collection? Nothing that interesting unfortunately. The latter just wants to kill John Wick:
“Markius is a young man of unknown origin who has managed to do God knows what to quickly rise through the ranks within the High Table. I have always regarded him as someone from the street who now has the leisure to enjoy every suit he wears. He looks like the new sheriff, determined to get rid of John Wick once and for all. John is getting old, he’s tired, and Marquis just wants to give him a door to be who he wants to be. to finally defeat Baba Yaga which would bring his status and power to the High Table.”
Nothing like an assassination attempt to secure a good career. And if this may seem relatively simple as a motivation, perhaps it would be a matter of remembering this it is not necessarily because of the complexity of his script that John Wick shine brighter. The main interest of the franchise lies ultimately in Dan Laustsen’s excellent photography and its high action.
To lend a helping hand to Baba Yaga or the Marquis, Laurence Fishburne, Lance Reddick and Ian McShane will each reprise their respective roles. On the side of new faces, the viewer will have the pleasure of discovering the proportions of martial arts Donnie Yen (from the franchise Ip-Man), Scott Adkins, Clancy Brown, Marko Zaor and Natalia Tena. Now all you have to do is wait until March 22 to find out what sauce Marquez will be eating (or not, who knows?).