‘John Wick 5’: Is It Happening? Here’s What We Know
John Wick: Chapter 4 recently premiered in theaters, but people are already speculating about a potential sequel or “John Wick 5.”
The latest installment had an ambiguous ending, so fans would likely argue about its meaning. More importantly, that sets hopes for another entry.
Director Chad Stahelski and lead actor Keanu Reeves shared their thoughts about that possibility, and they had interesting things to say about it.
Will there be a John Wick 5?
Lionsgate entertainment company greenlit John Wick: Chapter 5 in 2020 after the release of the third installment. After all, it was a blockbuster that beat the first two films in revenue.
However, Chad Stahelski said what matters most about creating a sequel was Keanu Reeves. The Canadian actor must be willing to create a new one.
Also, the director and Reeves should have enough ideas for spectacular stunts and set pieces. Stahelski described the creative process of making a John Wick entry with Collider, saying:
“Literally every Wick has been written or at least conceptualized in Japan at the Imperial Hotel, with me and Keanu on our press tour.”
“It starts with a few glasses of Yamazaki or Hibiki [whisky], and next thing you know, we’re like, ‘I didn’t know we could do this.’ And that’s how we start writing them.”
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However, Stahelski said he needs some rest between each movie, stating, “Every time I come back to a ‘Wick,’ there’s been two or three years in between. That’s a lot of time for a human.”
“You know how many pieces of art or music or museums or locations I’ve gone to in three years? Huge. I mean, think of what you do in a year.”
“What would you do in three? Don’t you think all that would influence you? I just don’t think I’d be very good jumping right into something.”
“I need a little bit of time to get better. I’ve got to go practice,” the director noted. As a result, don’t expect to see John Wick 5 in 2024.
On the other hand, Keanu Reeves said that a potential sequel depends on the success of Chapter 4.
He told TotalFilm in January, “You have to see how the audience responds to what we did.”
“The only reason we’ve had a chance to make these movies is that people have liked what we have done.”
“So I think we have to wait and see how the audience responds to it. Hopefully, they’ll like it.”