‘John Wick: Chapter 4’ Delayed Nearly a Year So It Won’t Compete With ‘Top Gun: Maverick’

Which action-packed sequel are you looking forward to watching more?

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We won’t be seeing a head-to-head box office battle between John Wick: Chapter 4 and Top Gun: Maverick after all.

The two highly-anticipated action movie sequels were set to square off Memorial Day Weekend 2022.

But movie studio Lionsgate pushed the fourth installment of Keanu Reeves’ popular assassin franchise to premiere on March 24, 2023, as revealed in a teaser that dropped Wednesday.

Deadline broke the news, adding that “it makes zero sense for both Top Gun: Maverick and John Wick: Chapter 4 to compete against each other given how they’re both prized tentpoles for their respective studios.” 

Looks like even Wick’s cold-blooded assassin didn’t want to risk a dogfight with Tom Cruise’s long-awaited Top Gun sequel.

Watch the John Wick: Chapter 4 date announcement and the official Top Gun: Maverick trailer above.

In the meantime, you can still watch Reeves other big sequel, The Matrix: Resurrections, in theaters and on HBO Max.