John Wick: Chapter 4: Does John Wick die in John Wick 4? (Spoilers)

Keanu Reeves as John Wick in John Wick 4. Photo Credit: Murray Close
Keanu Reeves as John Wick in John Wick 4. Photo Credit: Murray Close /

Another day, another awesome John Wick movie! Franchises can be really hard if you’ve found success with one or two films. It can be difficult to top a great story you’ve already put out there. But when it comes to John Wick 4 and the rest of the films, these are the exception!

Throughout the years we’ve seen how the titular character has been through the wringer! He’s gotten shot, stabbed, badly injured and whatever else comes in between all of that. But he always makes it out ok. He’s the hero of the story, of course he does. But is that the case in the fourth chapter of this tale? Read on below to find out! * Spoilers below *

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Keanu Reeves as John Wick in John Wick: Chapter 4. Photo Credit: Murray Close /

Does John Wick die in John Wick 4?

Based on what happens in the final moments of the fourth film, it seems like John Wick really is dead. Can you believe it!? We knew from the synopsis going in that the beloved central character was going to do all he could to take down the High Table. But then, he’s offered freedom if he duels the Marquis (Bill Skarsgård).

So how does John Wick die? The last minutes of the movie see the assassin and new character Caine (Donnie Yen) duel, as the Marquis asked Caine to take his place. The two shoot at each other and eventually John bleeds out and we see a flash of him thinking of his deceased wife Helen.

Then the scene takes us to John’s tombstone where he’s buried next to his beloved wife. Winston (Ian McShane) and the Bowery King (Laurence Fishburne) are standing in the cemetery looking over their old friend, indicating that this really is goodbye. And in case you didn’t know, the final ending comes in the form of a post-credits scene. So make sure you stick around to watch it!

Will there be a John Wick 5?

Right now it’s hard to tell whether there will be a fifth movie. There’s been no confirmation from the powers at be as of this writing on March 24, 2023. Initially, there were plans to make another chapter, and it was supposed to film back-to-back with John Wick 4. But it seems like that won’t be happening any time soon. Though there is the spin-off film starring Ana de Armas in the works, and Reeves confirmed he will be making a cameo in Ballerina!

What do you think about the ending? Do you think John Wick really is gone? Let us know your thoughts in the comments!

John Wick: Chapter 4 is now playing in theaters.

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