After more than two months since the theatrical release of John Wick: Chapter 4, Lionsgate executive Joe Drake confirmed that the studio has begun work on John Wick: Chapter 5, which is currently in early stages. to progress.
During Lionsgate’s most recent earnings call (via Comic book), Drake opened up about the future of the blockbuster franchise, revealing that the creative team has three more John Wick projects in development.
“We’re now operating in that franchise, not only in the AAA video game space, but looking at what the regular rhythm of the spin-offs is, television is really expanding the universe to have a consistent rhythm of a franchise that has a clear appetite. in the audience,” said Drake. “What’s official is that, as you know, Ballerina is the first spinoff coming out next year. We are in development on three more, incl [John Wick: Chapter 5] and including the television series, The Continental, will be aired soon. And so, we’re developing the world and when movie five comes around, it’s going to be organic — it’s going to grow organically from how we start telling the stories. But you can count on a regular rhythm of John Wick.
This John Wick: Chapter 5 reveal comes after John Wick: Chapter 4 director Chad Stahelski confirmed that he and lead star Keanu Reeves are definitely not saying no to the opportunity to say more in the story of the titular assassin. Before this, Stahelski previously stated that they were planning franchise break.
John Wick Franchise Hits $1 Billion
John Wick: Chapter 4 earned a worldwide gross of over $428 million at the box office, making it the highest-grossing John Wick movie. This success allowed the franchise to reach the billion-dollar mark at the worldwide box office.
“John Wick (Keanu Reeves) discovers a way to defeat The High Table,” reads the synopsis for Chapter 4. “But before he can gain his freedom, Wick must face a bag -an enemy with powerful alliances around the world and forces to turn old friends into enemies.”
John Wick: Chapter 4 directed by Stahelski from a screenplay co-written by Shay Hatten and Michael Finch, who replaced franchise creator Derek Kolstad. The fourth installment stars Reeves, Lance Reddick, Ian McShane, Rina Sawayama, Shamier Anderson, Bill Skarsgard, Clancy Brown, Hiroyuki Sanada, and Donnie Yen.