John Wick 5 script is currently being written, plus other spin-offs

Even though Chapter 4’s ending gave John Wick the peace he deserved after the rampage he’s waded through in the franchise, Lionsgate is ready to reload.

Last Updated on November 21, 2023

John Wick 5

John Wick: Chapter 4 became the entry that solidified the franchise as a big moneymaker. And although the ending had left the future open for possible sequels, Keanu Reeves has not been secretive about how much harder it is to keep up with the action and begged for a definite ending for the character. However, despite several spin-offs being released, the studio now smells the money and wants to immediately develop a direct follow-up to Chapter 4 with Reeves in tow. People keep asking if he’s back, and he hasn’t really had an answer, but yeah, the studio is thinking he’s back.

ScreenRant has reported that Lionsgate Motion Picture Group Chair Joe Drake has stated at a recent earnings call, courtesy of ComicBook.com, that the studio is now including a Chapter 5 in the development of future franchise content. Drake has said, “On the Wick side we got multiple spin-offs and a Wick Five. We started to work on (it) right when the writer’s strike started and we’ve gotten back to work as soon as it ended.” The series’ director, Chad Stahelski, has spoken about his wishlist of actors to work with if he had chosen to revisit Wick’s world with Keanu. Staheksi told Inverse, “We have ideas for days. We just don’t have a story locked. Keanu would do one again in a second if we had a good story.”

Chapter 4 expanded its scope to include characters that could possibly get their own spin-off. Donnie Yen was featured as a new addition, and old friend of John’s, named Caine. There is a post-credits scene that teases a conflict that hadn’t been resolved with popstar Rina Sawayama’s character, who is the daughter of the slain Japanese Continental manager portrayed by Hiroyuki Sanada. Additionally, there is still a spin-off to be released starring Ana De Armas titled Ballerina. Reeves is set to make an appearance, as well as the late Lance Reddick.

Meanwhile, Peacock has recently debuted the prequel series of The Continental that follows Winston’s rise in the underworld of assassins. The director has recently teased the possibility of a second season.

Source: ScreenRant, ComicBook.com

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