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'John Wick 4' Sets 2021 Release Date

'John Wick: Chapter 3 — Parabellum' bowed to $57 million at the domestic box office over the weekend.
'John Wick: Chapter 3 — Parabellum'   |   Niko Tavernise
'John Wick: Chapter 3 — Parabellum' bowed to $57 million at the domestic box office over the weekend.

The day after John Wick: Chapter 3 — Parabellum impressed at the box office with a $57 million opening weekend, Lionsgate is already ready for round four.

The studio has dated the fourth installment in the film series for May 21, 2021. The news was first announced via text message to fans who had opted in to updates about Parabellum with a note, reading, "You have served. You will be of service. John Wick: Chapter 4 is coming - May 21, 2021."

Keanu Reeves returns in Parabellum as the formerly retired titular hitman who finds himself stripped of the protection from a shadowy international assassins guild. Now stuck with a $14 million bounty on his head, Wick must fight his way through the streets of New York as he becomes the target of the world's most ruthless killers. 

No other details have been revealed about the franchise's fourth film, but Parabellum left Reeve's hitman character understandably angry after being shot and thrown from the roof of a building to the sidewalk below. 

Parabellum, which received positive reviews and currently sits at 88 percent fresh rating on Rotten Tomatoes, had a huge debut, dethroning Avengers: Endgame' for the No. 1 spot at the weekend box office. The pic's larger-than-anticipated bow outperformed the opening weekends of the franchise's first two installments — 2014's John Wick ($14.4 million) and 2017's John Wick: Chapter 2 ($30.4 million).

The only other film currently set for release opposite John Wick: Chapter 4 is the DC film Super Pets.

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