'The Wick legacy expanded': John Wick 4 becomes the crown jewel of Keanu Reeves' franchise

    After raking in $430 million globally, John Wick 4 prepares for its streaming debut, moving up its premiere on Starz to September 15.

    <p>John Wick 4 (Source: IMDB)</p>

    John Wick 4 (Source: IMDB)

    The world of assassin John Wick, played by the undeniably charismatic Keanu Reeves, seems to know no bounds. Just when we thought Wick had hit the pinnacle, along comes 'John Wick: Chapter 4' smashing all records. With a handsome $430 million in its pocket, the movie is ready to jump off the big screen and into our living rooms.

    An Unanticipated Twist in the Tale

    John Wick 4's success isn't just about the huge numbers. It's a testament to Reeves' indomitable spirit, action sequences that make your heart skip a beat, and a narrative that keeps the audience on the edge of their seats. As reported by The Direct, the anticipated streaming debut on Starz has been shifted, with fans getting a treat **nine days earlier** than expected on September 15. With a considerable 175-day theatrical-to-streaming window, it's clear that the distributors are capitalizing on the movie's momentum.

    The Streaming Wars Heat Up

    John Wick 4 (Source: Lionsgate)

    John Wick's saga isn't the only one making waves. 2023 seems to be a year of blockbusters. The Super Mario Bros. Movie, with its whopping $1.35 billion earnings, has set Peacock abuzz. Meanwhile, Barbie, the doll that every 90's kid had, made a glamorous entry into Hollywood, becoming the highest-grossing movie of the year. Not to be left behind, the Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 set Disney+ on fire, marking its digital debut just 89 days post its theatrical release.

    But it's John Wick's universe we're living in. And fans are hungry for more. With Chapter 4 skyrocketing past the billion-dollar franchise benchmark, all eyes are on Lionsgate for the next installment. And the director, Chad Stahelski, has hinted at a treasure trove of ideas. In an interview, he dropped some massive names for the potential fifth film: Robert Downey Jr., Charlize Theron, Colin Farrell, and Michelle Yeoh. Could this mean an even more star-studded assassin world? Only time will tell.

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