According to director Chad Stahelski, John Wick 5 may not happen. The latest installment of Keanu Reeves’ action movie John Wick: Chapter 4 launched on March 24 and grossed $432.2 million on a $100 million budget. While he earned enough to get a decent sequel, that possibility was made more difficult when John Wick died at the end of the film and was buried next to his beloved late wife, Helen.
Stahelski, who directed all four of the John Wick films (directed the first with David Leitch), recently appeared in an episode of Happy, Sad, Confused.
During their conversation, he discussed the possibility of a sequel to John Wick: Chapter 4. He claims that they are willing to do so, but Wick’s return will require a “real reason” because he doesn’t want to offend the public. intelligence, and as a viewer, he would “feel cheated” if they made another sequel just for the money. Here is his full quote:
“I don’t think there’s any reason to bring John Wick back just like that. The mind must – not allow evasion – must again attract people. Because I think most viewers would love to see Keanu again, but they don’t want to be treated like idiots.”
“They don’t want to be told, ‘Hey, hand over your 14 bucks and we’ll get this guy back and he’ll kill more people with a headshot.’ I am part of society and I would feel cheated if we did this.”
“I just think it’s about keeping what was most important to us: we love the character, we love the world, and if you like him, you take care of him. So let’s see what happens. None of us mind making a fifth movie, we just don’t know how to make it. We’re not that smart.”
Even if Stahelski sticks to his stance and never does John Wick 5, that doesn’t mean the show has to end. One of the strengths of the series is its large ensemble cast with a wide variety of colorful characters that could potentially take Reeves’ place at the center of the series. There are also several spin-offs on the way, in which Wick himself is not directly involved.
The closest of these upcoming spin-offs is the streaming series The Continental, which will debut on Peacock on September 22. The prequel series will focus on a younger version of Ian McShane’s hotelier character, played by Colin Woodell. The cast of The Continental also includes Mel Gibson, Hubert Pointe Du Jour, Jessica Allen, Michelle Prada, Ayomide Adegun and Cathy McGrath.
The Ballerina spin-off is also slated for release on June 7, 2024 and will focus on the story of the killer ballerina, originally played by Unity Phelan, who will be played by Ana de Armas in the film. Set between the events of John Wick: Chapter 3 and John Wick: Chapter 4, the story will star returning Ian McShane, Anjelica Huston, Lance Reddick, and Keanu Reeves himself. Even without Reeves, this additional network is reliable enough to continue into the future without John Wick 5.
Source: Happy Sad Confused.