Laurence Fishburne on 'John Wick 4': 'Got to be in it again. I come back from the dead'
Laurence Fishburne is mighty optimistic about 'John Wick 4'. The 'Matrix' star will reprise his role as the enigmatic Bowery King in the upcoming Keanu Reeves-starrer. The previous installments followed the titular character, a retired pro assassin who gets back into the role to exact revenge for killing his dog. What follows is how Reeves' Wick combats threats that come in the aftermath of his actions.
The franchise has carved a name for itself and earlier this year, the star provided a glimpse of what to expect when he presented the teaser during the San Diego Comic-Con. Reeves crashed Collider’s Directors on Directing panel in Hall H, where Chad Stahelski, director of ‘John Wick 4’, was sitting to have a discussion on the art of directing, to debut the new teaser trailer for the upcoming movie. The teaser starts with Wick training for what seems to be a new threat to his existence and beating up a diverse range of baddies.
Speaking to Variety about what to expect from 'John Wick 4' Fishburne felt the fourth installment would be an absolute humdinger. "Number four is gonna be ... honestly, when I read it I was like, this is the best one ... it just was. From the way that it opens, there are like 3 or 4 really incredible set pieces that are just like, woah. There are new characters, one, in particular, that's so much fun. Well, actually three are crazy fun, and yeah, you know, I got to be in it again. I come back from the dead."
The new film also features new faces Bill Skarsgård, Clancy Brown, Shamier Anderson, Hiroyuki Sanada, and Donnie Yen. While the plot is kept under wraps, the movie is expected to see Wick and his fight against the High Table. Fans have been equally excited about 'John Wick 4' even as they gear up for the spinoff series 'The Continental'. The prequel to the Keanu Reeves blockbuster film series 'John Wick'. 'The Continental' will be presented as a three-night special-event TV series and will follow the origin behind the hotel for assassins that has been a pivotal piece in the trilogy.
'John Wick 4' releases in March 2023.