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?”