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Chad Stahelski’s Thoughts on the Possibility of ‘John Wick 5’

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Chad Stahelski’s Thoughts on the Possibility of ‘John Wick 5’

The success of the John Wick franchise has left fans eagerly anticipating another installment. With John Wick: Chapter 4 breaking records and earning over $430 million worldwide, discussions about a potential sequel are bound to arise. So, what are filmmaker Chad Stahelski’s thoughts on the matter? In an interview with Empire, the director shared an encouraging update on the possibility of John Wick 5.

Stahelski candidly revealed the internal struggle between crafting a compelling story and meeting the studio’s desire for another film. However, he emphasized that this compromise is not necessarily a negative thing. As for the question of when we can expect to see John Wick 5, Stahelski admitted uncertainty, explaining that Lionsgate is eager to continue the franchise. Having a property that one wants to explore further is not a disadvantage for a director. Stahelski acknowledged that while he doesn’t have a specific concept at the moment, a sudden burst of inspiration could arise, leading to a new and exciting idea that he would pitch to Keanu Reeves or vice versa. He also expressed his desire to incorporate unused action sequences and scenes that he has envisioned. If they were to return, Stahelski emphasized the importance of not merely repeating the same formula but rather pushing the boundaries and improving upon their previous work.

Throughout the John Wick series, Stahelski has consistently elevated the intensity of the action sequences. So, if he intends to delve deeper into his “homework” and take it to even greater heights, the prospect of a John Wick 5 becomes all the more enticing. However, one major consideration remains: the fate of the titular character, Wick, who seemingly met his end in the last film. While it is not uncommon for action franchise characters to return from the dead, the conclusion of John Wick: Chapter 4 felt like the culmination of a cycle. Thus, Stahelski would need to decide whether the flagship series can move forward without its central figure.

Meanwhile, the franchise’s spin-offs are already in full swing. This year, audiences will have the chance to visit The Continental, a prequel series set in the hotel where the world’s deadliest assassins seek respite. And next year, Ballerina will offer another action-packed entry, featuring Ana de Armas (known for her role in No Time to Die) and a cameo by Keanu Reeves.

The Continental is set to premiere in September, while Ballerina will hit theaters on June 7, 2024.

To learn more, you can watch our exclusive interview with Chad Stahelski below:

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about John Wick 5

Will there be a ‘John Wick 5’?

Filmmaker Chad Stahelski has expressed that Lionsgate is interested in continuing the ‘John Wick’ franchise, and he is open to the idea of another installment. While there is no concrete plan at the moment, Stahelski remains open to inspiration and the possibility of developing a new story for ‘John Wick 5’.

What did Chad Stahelski say about the future of the franchise?

Chad Stahelski mentioned in an interview that he sees the potential for more ‘John Wick’ films, as it is advantageous for a director to have a property they want to explore further. While he doesn’t have a specific concept currently, he mentioned the possibility of waking up with a cool idea to pitch to Keanu Reeves or vice versa, which could lead to the development of ‘John Wick 5’.

Is ‘John Wick 5’ dependent on the return of the title character?

The fate of the title character, John Wick, is uncertain for a potential ‘John Wick 5’. While action franchise characters often come back to life, the conclusion of ‘John Wick: Chapter 4’ felt like the end of a cycle. Chad Stahelski would need to decide if the flagship series can move forward without its central character.

What are the upcoming spin-offs in the ‘John Wick’ franchise?

Two spin-offs are currently in the works. ‘The Continental’ is a prequel series set in the hotel where assassins find respite, while ‘Ballerina’ is an action movie featuring Ana de Armas with a Keanu Reeves cameo. ‘The Continental’ is set to premiere in September, and ‘Ballerina’ will be released on June 7, 2024.

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MovieLover123 July 4, 2023 - 12:27 pm

i heard lionsgate wants more john wick stuff, and im all for it! the john wick movies are so epic and keanu reeves is perfect in the role. i really hope they figure out a way to bring back john wick for another movie. fingers crossed! #JohnWickFranchise #KeanuReeves

JohnWickFan97 July 5, 2023 - 12:59 am

omg this is sooo exciting!! i cant wait for john wick 5!!! i hope it happens and chad stahelski has some cool ideas for it. the action in the john wick movies is always amazing!!! #JohnWick5 #CantWait #ActionMovies

ActionMovieFanatic July 5, 2023 - 1:48 am

whoa, didn’t expect a john wick spin-off series AND a movie! ‘the continental’ sounds awesome, and ‘ballerina’ with ana de armas looks badass. can’t wait to see more of the john wick universe expanding. this is gonna be insane! #TheContinental #Ballerina #JohnWickUniverse


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