John Wick 4 revealed his title? After the 3rd episode entitled Parabellum, the new feature film will seek its name in the Land of the Rising Sun.
Filming for John Wick 4, which took place partly in Paris, has just ended. To celebrate, the film crew received as a gift goodies related to the universe of the hitman played by Keanu Reeves.
The stuntman Tsvetolyub Iliev, who officiated on the 4th part, posted photos of these presents on his Instagram account, revealing in passing the title of the film.
On one of the photos, we can see a bag with the inscription: “John Wick 4: Hagakure”, in red letters for the most beautiful effect. Hagakure is a practical and spiritual guide for Samurai warriors. It was created by Yamamoto Tsunetomo. In Japanese, it means “in the shade of the leaves” or “hidden in the foliage”.
This is a compilation of the thoughts and teachings of Yamamoto Tsunetomo, former Samurai vassal of Nabeshima Mitsushige. This title, for the moment unconfirmed, would be all in all logical, the story of this 4th opus involving Baba Yaga in Japan. In addition, John Wick will find there an old friend played by Donnie Yen, undoubtedly a person who counted a lot in the course of the hero.
Our implacable assassin will indeed wander between Paris, Berlin and the Land of the Rising Sun, also making a small stopover in New York. Note that John Wick 3 had the title Parabellum. He was referring to the famous Latin phrase “Si vis pacem, para bellum”, which means “If you want peace, prepare for war”.
The Hagakure is also called The Book of the Samurai. He is widely mentioned in Ghost Dog, the way of the Samurai, a film by Jim Jarmusch released in 1999. As for John Wick 4, it will land in theaters on May 25, 2022.