The next installment in the John Wick franchise is set to hit theaters next Summer and it looks like it’ll take the Boogeyman and The Bowery King on an international adventure as they take on the High Table following the events of Parabellum. Actor Shamier Anderson has joined the fun for the fourth film and took to Instagram last night to indicate that filming, which began in late June, has wrapped and, in doing so, may have unveiled the subtitle of the film.
It looks like Chapter 4 of the John Wick franchise will be subtitled “Hagakure.” A little research shows that Hagakure is the title of an 18th century collection of thoughts on the way of the Samurai. It is described as a “practical and spiritual guide for a warrior drawn from a collection of the commentaries by the clerk Yamamoto Tsunetomo”, who served the daimyo Nabeshima Mitsushige in the early 1700s. Excerpts from the book appeared on screen in Forest Whitaker’s 1999 film, Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai.
While there’s been no official confirmation about the title, it’s certainly a fitting one given what’s been established about Wick over the course of the first 3 films. The sequel will see the aforementioned return of Laurence Fishburne and feature Donny Yen and Shamier Anderson as well asHiroyuki Sanada and Clancy Brown. John Wick Chapter 4 will hit theaters May 27, 2022.