John Wick: Chapter 4 Gets An Earlier Streaming Debut on Starz

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By Iron Man

In the final countdown to the imminent streaming release of John Wick: Chapter 4, fans of the action-packed franchise have received a pleasant surprise: the debut date has been moved up by nine days.

2023 has witnessed the incredible success of John Wick 4, a film that has undoubtedly earned its place among the year’s biggest R-rated blockbusters. With a staggering global box office earnings of $430 million, it has outperformed its predecessor by over $100 million, solidifying its status as the highest-grossing installment in Keanu Reeves’ thrilling franchise.

Once again, Reeves’ iconic character engages in an epic battle, this time against the enigmatic High Table, and he’s accompanied by a stellar ensemble cast, taking the Wick legacy to new heights.

John Wick 4 Streaming Begins Sooner

John Wick: Chapter 4 Gets an Earlier Streaming Debut on Starz

Starz has made an official announcement regarding the streaming release of John Wick: Chapter 4. The film is set to be available for streaming on the service starting Friday, September 15. This adjustment marks a slight shift from the initially scheduled streaming debut date of September 26, granting eager fans the chance to enjoy the action-packed spectacle nine days earlier than anticipated.

Following its debut on Starz, John Wick 4 will remain in the Pay 1 window for approximately 18 months before eventually joining the first three films in the franchise on Peacock. This transition to Peacock is expected to take place sometime in April or May 2025.

It’s worth noting that John Wick 4 now boasts one of the lengthiest theatrical-to-streaming windows among major blockbusters released in the first half of 2023.

For comparison, the second-highest-grossing film of the year, The Super Mario Bros. Movie, spent 120 days in theaters before landing on Peacock, amassing over $1.35 billion in box office revenue. In the realm of animation, Barbie, another box office hit, is set to premiere on Max this fall after becoming the highest-grossing movie of 2023, with earnings exceeding $1.38 billion and claiming the title of Warner Bros.’ highest-grossing film to date.

In the superhero movie category, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 granted Marvel Studios its lengthiest streaming release window within the Multiverse Saga, arriving on Disney+ a mere 89 days after its initial theatrical debut on May 5.

The Future of the Franchise

With John Wick 4’s remarkable success, propelling the franchise past the $1 billion mark in total box office revenue, the prospect of a John Wick 5 seems almost inevitable. Director Chad Stahelski has even hinted at a trove of ideas, filling bookshelves with notebooks brimming with potential concepts for the next installment.

While Stahelski has expressed his enthusiasm for a fifth film and has even pondered casting choices, including names like Robert Downey Jr., Charlize Theron, Colin Farrell, and Michelle Yeoh, he also conveys a desire for a brief respite from the John Wick universe after declining the notion of directing both the fourth and fifth films in succession.

As the excitement builds for the streaming release of John Wick: Chapter 4 on Starz starting September 15, fans can rest assured that the franchise’s future holds more exhilarating action and thrilling adventures in store.