John Wick: Chapter 4 Was Originally Almost Four Hours Long Movie

John Wick: Chapter 4 Was Originally Almost Four Hours Long Movie

John Wick 4, the exciting action movie from Lionsgate, was originally about four hours long. However, the director and editors later decided to reduce it to a final runtime of two hours and forty-nine minutes, making it a more concise and action-packed experience for viewers.

According to Director Chad Stahelski and Editor Nathan Orloff, in an interview with IndieWire, the first cut of the movie was a whopping three hours and forty-five minutes long. However, they quickly realized that the length was a bit too much, as the movie felt just as long while watching it.

“We were like, ‘oh, we’re so screwed’,” they added. The increased runtime came from world building, though a lot of this was obviously left on the cutting room floor as the film was edited over and over again.

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Although it was a difficult task, Stahelski and Orloff managed to maintain good pacing in John Wick: Chapter 4 despite removing significant chunks of the film. It was a challenging process, as they had to ensure that the movie flowed smoothly, even after making such substantial cuts.

But it took a long time for other reasons too, “because even if we just took 30 seconds out of something, I’d make everybody watch the movie again,” Stahelski said, joking that his editorial staff probably hated him.

The process seemingly worked, as IGN awarded the film a 10/10 in our review. “John Wick: Chapter 4 stands above its predecessors — and the past decade’s worth of action films as a whole — as a modern epic, something Keanu Reeves and Chad Stahelski have been driving at since 2014.”

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