Lionsgate’s movement image group chair Joe Drake teased improvement of a fifth film within the studio’s John Wick franchise Thursday throughout a This fall earnings name that has followers abuzz.
“What’s official is that, as , Ballerina is the primary spinoff that comes out subsequent yr. We’re in improvement on three others, together with 5 and together with the tv collection, The Continental, which will likely be airing quickly,” he stated. “We’re constructing out the world and when that 5 film comes, it will likely be natural — will likely be organically grown out of how we’re beginning to inform these tales. However you possibly can depend on a daily cadence of John Wick.”
The March 24 launch of the Chad Stahelski-directed John Wick: Chapter 4 was one other hit for the murderer franchise starring Keanu Reeves, topping $363 million globally. Its success immediately raised questions in regards to the potential for a fifth movie that reps from the studio and the director himself agreed was on the desk.
“It’s very flattering for them to come back again and, , say ‘We wish extra’ and it’s not only a money seize. It’s legitimately the viewers desires extra,” Stahelski stated following Chapter 4′s launch in an episode of The Hollywood Reporter’s Behind the Display screen podcast collection. “I believe all of us want that little little bit of time to go, ‘Whew. Let’s see what’s subsequent.’ … If Keanu and I, just a few months from now, sit down at a whiskey bar in Japan once more and go, ‘Yep, we’ll by no means do one other a type of,’ after which impulsively go, ‘Yeah, however I acquired an thought,’ we’re open to it.” (Spoilers from the fourth movie are forward.)
In Chapter 4 — with a solid together with Ian McShane, Laurence Fishburne, Invoice Skarsgard and Donnie Yen — Wick uncovers a path to defeating the Excessive Desk, a journey that units in movement the occasions of the movie and its climatic twin at Paris’ Sacré Coeur.
The film concluded with McShane’s Winston and Fishburne’s Bowery King standing at a grave bearing Wick’s title. What actually occurred? We’ll have to attend to search out out.