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John Wick 4 Reportedly Starts Filming in June

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John Wick 4 reportedly starts filming in June. The acclaimed action franchise has gotten stronger as time’s gone on, with 2019’s John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum becoming the highest-grossing installment to date. The amount of success John Wick has had over the years has cemented it as a viable cash cow for Lionsgate, and they have no intention of ending the series any time soon. They officially announced John Wick 4 shortly after the third film came out, striking very much while the iron is hot.

At one point, John Wick 4 was supposed to come out in 2021, but that timeline has changed. Namely due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, the film has encountered delays, with John Wick 4’s release being pushed back to 2022. The primary holdup was star Keanu Reeves’ commitment to The Matrix 4, which was in the midst of production when Hollywood shut down last year after the pandemic began. But now that The Matrix 4 has wrapped, Reeves can turn his attention to reprising another one of his iconic characters, and he’ll be suiting up as the Baba Yaga again very soon

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Per Collider, the plan calls for John Wick 4 to start principal photography this June. The production will apparently span numerous locations: Berlin, Paris, New York, and Japan. Lionsgate initially hoped to film two John Wick sequels consecutively, but now John Wick 4 and John Wick 5 won’t film back-to-back. Barring any further changes to the movie release calendar, John Wick 4 comes out in May 2022. This means director Chad Stahelski and company will have under a year to complete the movie, but it should still be plenty of time. For comparison, John Wick 3 started principal photography in May 2018 (roughly a year before its release) and wrapped in November of that year. Of course, the big difference in this instance is John Wick 4 will be filming in the middle of an ongoing pandemic, which presents a number of challenges. These circumstances likely influenced Lionsgate’s decision to shoot the next two John Wick sequels separately. Hopefully John Wick 4 goes off without a hitch, but there’s always the possibility production is delayed due to positive COVID-19 tests. Taking things one movie at a time is smart.

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With John Wick 4 looking to start filming in a few months, it’s likely further details about the project are announced soon. Right now, Reeves is the only confirmed actor, so casting information will likely come out in the near future. Ian McShane is expected to return as Winston, and it wouldn’t be surprising to see series veterans Lance Reddick and Laurence Fishburne reprise Charon and the Bowery King, respectively. But it’ll be interesting to see what newcomers join the franchise, either as one of John’s allies or a rival assassin tasked with bringing him down. With John Wick’s popularity increasing, Stahelski should have no issues rounding out a terrific supporting cast.

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“This One Is For Nigeria” – Nigerian Wrestler Sesugh Uhaa(Apollo Crew) Wins WWE Title

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A Nigerian-American wrestler has made the country proud in faraway America. WWE wrestler, Sesugh Uhaa also known as Apollo Crews has emerged the WWE Intercontinental Champion.

Apollo Crews, who defeated his opponent, the Big E at the just concluded WrestleMania, dedicated his new title to Nigeria, stressing that his “ancestors will now rejoice”. In an interview shortly after the match, the 33-year-old wrestler whose parents hailed from Benue State, said he was proud to have defeated his opponent as earlier promised.

It doesn’t matter how it happened, what matters is that Apollo crews did what he said he was going to do and that is win. “The I beat Big E in his hometown in front of his family and everybody. “The best thing about it is that my ancestors can rejoice, and my family can dance. “I made them proud and now I am the intercontinental champion, this one is for Nigeria,” he said.

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The 2020 WrestleMania was the 37th annual WrestleMania professional wrestling produced by WWE for their Raw and SmackDown brand divisions. It took place as a two-night event on April 10 and 11, 2021, at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Florida.

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SA Rapper AKA’s Fiancée Nelli Tembe Dies After Jumping Off 10th Floor of Hotel Building

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Nelli Tembe, the fiancée of popular South African hip hop artist, AKA, has died after she reportedly jumped out from the tenth floor of a hotel.

The incident occurred on Sunday, April 11, 2021, at the Pepperclub Hotel in Central Cape Town.

Western Cape SA Police spokesperson, Captain Fredierick van Wyk said crime-scene experts were looking for clues at the hotel.

Cape Town Central police are investigating an inquest case after an incident at a hotel this morning at about 7.45 am on the corners of Loop and Bloem streets, Cape Town CBD, where the body of a 22-year-old woman was found deceased,” he said in a statement.

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Witnesses at the scene described hearing shouting and a “loud doof” sound and said they had heard a man calling security and crying.

“Paramedics on the scene have said a female had allegedly jumped from the 10th floor of that building. When paramedics arrived on the scene, she had sustained polytraumatic injuries,” Netcare 911 spokesperson Shawn Herbst said.

She was in a critical condition and they started a full life-support resuscitation. Unfortunately, her injuries were too severe and she was declared deceased,” he added.

It would be recalled AKA and Tembe got engaged two months ago.

The music star took to his Instagram and Twitter, where he announced their engagement.

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Nollywood veteran actor Bruno Iwuoha dies

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Veteran Nollywood actor, Chief Bruno Obinna Iwuoha, has passed away after many months of battle with diabetes and glaucoma.

Iwuoha’s close associate and filmmaker, Derik Zai confirmed the ‘Sin of the Flesh’ actor’s death on Saturday morning.

According to multiple reports, the AMA awards recipient had been in coma at the National Hospital, Abuja for about three weeks.

He passed away on Saturday, April 10.

Iwuoha’s remains had been deposited at the hospital mortuary.

The late Iwuoha featured in several movies including Magic Cap, Occultic Battle, Fire on the Mountain 2, Royal Promise and The Cross of Love, among many others.

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