John Wick: Chapter 4 is just days away from its highly anticipated release, and fans are already buzzing with excitement over the fourth installment of the blockbuster franchise. With Keanu Reeves’ return to the iconic role of John Wick, Chapter 4 is expected to continue the action-packed and thrilling story that fans have come to know and love. But what about John Wick 5? Is it on the horizon, or will fans have to wait a little longer for their next fix of the legendary hitman?
Will There Be John Wick 5?
Franchise director Chad Stahelski recently provided an update on the prospect of John Wick 5, indicating that while he and Reeves are “done for the moment,” they plan to “give John Wick a rest” at least for now. Stahelski’s comments suggest that the release of John Wick 5 is still several years away, with the duo needing some time to come up with fresh ideas for the franchise.
However, this is not the end of the John Wick universe. A spin-off movie titled Ballerina, starring Ana de Armas, is currently in production, and Stahelski and Reeves are both involved in the project, with Stahelski producing and Reeves set to make a cameo appearance. In addition, a Starz original streaming series called The Continental will continue the franchise’s legacy, with a fifth installment already greenlit.
Stahelski’s comments about taking a break from the franchise are in line with his previous statements, where he has referred to every John Wick movie as potentially his last. He has also pointed out the extended gap between the movies, giving himself time to take a break before returning to the franchise. However, given the success of the John Wick franchise, it is hard to imagine that Stahelski and Reeves will stay away from it for too long.
In 2020, Lionsgate CEO John Feltheimer revealed plans to film John Wick 4 and 5 back to back, something that ultimately did not happen. But with John Wick 4 tracking to be another massive success, it seems likely that Lionsgate will be eager to get another movie from the John Wick team as soon as possible after the fourth installment.
In the meantime, fans can look forward to the release of John Wick: Chapter 4, which is set to hit theaters worldwide on Friday, March 24. The movie is already receiving rave reviews, debuting at 90% on Rotten Tomatoes and garnering several perfect scores from various outlets. Chapter 4 is also set to be the franchise’s longest movie yet and will set up the spin-off film Ballerina.
The John Wick franchise has become one of the most celebrated names in movies over the last decade, and with the promise of more action and adventure to come, fans will surely be eagerly anticipating the release of John Wick 5 in the future. But for now, they can sit back, relax, and enjoy the thrill ride that is John Wick: Chapter 4.
Frequently Asked Questions:
Is John Wick 5 the last one?
The future of the John Wick universe is in our hands! In August 2020, it was announced that John Wick 4 and 5 would be filmed back-to-back, with director Chad Stahelski returning to helm both projects. While it’s unclear whether this will be the end of the franchise, it’s safe to say that fans will have two more thrilling adventures with Keanu Reeves’ unstoppable assassin.
Is John Wick still excommunicado?
Yes, John Wick is still excommunicado. After killing Santino D’Antonio, John was declared persona non grata by The Continental, a neutral zone for assassins and other underworld figures. This means he’s been officially blacklisted, and there’s a $14 million bounty on his head. To make matters worse, The High Table, a council of crime lords, is actively plotting against him.
Did John Wick and Sofia have a baby?
In John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum, we learn that Sofia, played by Halle Berry, has a daughter. However, the child’s name and location are unknown. It’s also unclear whether John has any children of his own, as this has not been addressed in the films.
What was John’s impossible task?
Before retiring from his life as an assassin, John was tasked with completing an “impossible task” by his boss, Viggo Tarasov. The task was to eliminate all of Tarasov’s enemies in a single night, which John was able to accomplish. This feat allowed John to retire and live peacefully for over five years, until he was pulled back into the world of assassins and revenge.