Director Chad Stahelski Isn’t Worried About John Wick: Chapter 4’s Long Runtime

If you love to sip on soda (or tea) at the movies, I’ve got some good news. Although Stahelski won’t confirm an approximate runtime for “John Wick: Chapter 4” just yet, he doesn’t seem to be pushing for a 3+ hour movie. Based on his conversation with Collider, it seems like the final cut will clock in around 2.5 hours — and that if anything, the movie will be shorter rather than longer than the current estimate.

A 2.5 hour runtime might still seem a little long, but Stahelski isn’t too worried about what people might think. Instead, he’s staying true to his original, large-scale vision:

“I’ve had people who I trust and know say, ‘Well, it’s too long. Cut 20 minutes out.’ And you’re like, ‘Okay, that’s your feeling, that’s your opinion.’ […] I mean, we wrote a longer movie. We wrote a bigger movie. We wrote a longer script. We wrote at least a third more scenes than the last one. We expect it to be more. We’ve always expected it to be more. And I think the test, or at least what we’re judging ourselves by, is if it’s worth it with how we executed what we want it to be more of or not?”

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