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John Wick, Aquaman, and Knives Out sequels all start production

Knives Out 2, John Wick: Chapter 4, Aquaman 2, production

It's time to channel your inner Oprah and shout the words, "You get a production! You get a production! You get a production!"

That's right, folks. Production has begun for three of Hollywood's most anticipated films, including KNIVES OUT 2, John Wick: Chapter 4, and Aquaman 2!

Today, all three productions celebrated the start of their respective journeys with photos from the places where everything is happening. Let's stop by each set and check in with everybody, shall we?

The first photo comes from Rian Johnson, who is currently shooting Knives Out 2 in Greece. As a sequel to Johnson's 2019 hit, Knives Out 2 once again stars an ensemble cast of greats. Set to confound Daniel Craig's Benoit Blanc in the sequel are Dave Bautista, Kathryn Hahn, Jessica Henwick, Edward Norton, Kate Hudson, Madelyn Cline, Leslie Odom Jr., and Janelle Monáe.

Although the Knives Out sequel will obviously find Detective Benoit Blanc tackling another mystery, Rian Johnson has previously teased that we shouldn't expect more of the same for the sequel. "The same way Agatha Christie wrote a bunch of Poirot novels," Rian Johnson said, "we can do that with Blanc and keep making new mysteries, you know, whole new cast, whole new location, whole new mystery, it's just another Beniot Blanc mystery. There's so many different things you could do with it." Johnson continued: "You look at Agatha Christie's books for example, it's not like every single one is a mansion, and a family, and a library, and a detective. Besides settings, she also explored a bunch of different sub-genres, And Then They Were None is essentially a slasher film, it's basically a horror movie; The ABC Murders is kind of like a proto-serial killer movie in a way. She found a very different narrative way into each of them."

Up next is a production still from James Wan's Aquaman: and the Lost Kingdom. So far, we know that Jason Momoa and Amber Heard will once again take a deep-dive into the DCEU as Arthur Curry and Mera, respectively. Also returning is Patrick Wilson as Orm, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II as Manta, and Dolph Lundgren as Nereus. This time out, Wan is promising that the sequel will feature a more serious tone than the original as well as genuine horror elements. Wan is directing the follow-up to his 2018 superhero smash-hit, which is set to swim into theaters on December 22, 2022.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Last but certainly not least, we have a production start image for John Wich: Chapter 4. The image was posted by actor Shamier Anderson on Instagram, which depicts a close-up of a chair with the film's logo. In the sequel, Mr. Wick (Keanu Reeves) is expected to travel through Berlin, Paris, Japan, and New York for what promises to be an explosive chapter in the ongoing saga. Chad Stahelski is returning to direct, with Shay Hatten (Army of the Dead) and Michael Finch (American Assassin) penning the script. Plot details are scarce at this time, but seeing as every assassin and their grandmother is out to collect the bounty for John Wick's head, I'm hoping that the sharp shooter's fancy shoes are good for running. Joining Keanu Reeves for John Wick: Chapter 4 are Ian McShane, Laurence Fishburne, Rina Sawayama, Bill Skarsgard, Hiroyuki Sanada, and Donnie Yen.

John Wick: Chapter 4 hits theaters on May 27, 2022.

You can check out Anderson's Instagram post below:

Source: Twitter

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