‘John Wick: Chapter 4’ director addresses criticism of marathon runtime
Keanu Reeves-starrer John Wick: Chapter 4 is set to hit theaters later this month. However, the much-anticipated fourth installment of the hit action franchise has faced criticism for its epic runtime.
John Wick: Chapter 4 director Chad Stahelski has responded to criticism of the film’s marathon three-hour runtime.
The film, which is the third sequel to Reeves’ hit 2014 action thriller, is said to be the longest entry in the franchise to date, running a total of two hours and 49 minutes.
When critics and fans questioned such a long sequel, the film’s director said, “If it’s criticism, we’ll take it.”
Speaking to Digital Spy, he continued, “I don’t think we ever worry about ourselves, we just watch the movie. I think it’s the length that we feel is the best version of the movie. We We’ve tried long, we’ve tried very short. That’s what we think makes a good film.
Chad’s reaction comes after the sad news of the death of Lance Reddick, who played Charon in the franchise, at the age of 60.
Reddick was also known for his role as Baltimore Police Lt. Cedric Daniels on The Wire.
Reeves was among those who paid tribute to their late co-star, releasing a joint statement with Chad.
John Wick: Chapter 4 will be released in theaters on March 24.