Director Stahelski Hints at John Wick 5 and Franchise’s Future with Keanu Reeves  

Newsby Ankita Tripathy06 October 2023

Director Stahelski Hints at John Wick 5 and Franchise’s Future with Keanu Reeves

In the wake of the recent release of “John Wick: Chapter 4,” director Chad Stahelski sheds light on the potential for a fifth installment in the action-packed franchise starring Keanu Reeves. While the fourth entry left fans in suspense with the fate of the iconic assassin, Stahelski’s recent interview with Inverse clarifies the franchise’s future.

Stahelski makes it clear that “John Wick 5” is not off the table, but there are critical factors to consider. Foremost among these is the need for a compelling storyline. Stahelski and Reeves are committed to maintaining the high standards set by previous films, ensuring that any potential continuation of the franchise lives up to its reputation.

In an interview with Inverse, the Director states:

“I have notebooks and notebooks of shit behind me, John Wicks 5, 6, 7, 8, 9. We have ideas for days. We just don’t have the story locked. I have no interest in doing the cash grab of bringing John Wick back for something. Is he a character I like? Of course. And if I did a couple of John Wick movies, great. Keanu would do one again in a second if we had a good story. We leave that open-ended. I know that the studio would love us to say we have another one.”

One pressing question surrounds Keanu Reeves’ return as John Wick. After dispatching well over 400 adversaries throughout the series, “John Wick: Chapter 4” hinted at a poignant ending for the character. The film delves into themes of consequences and the pursuit of a meaningful life leading to a meaningful death. Stahelski and Reeves have been vocal about their intention to give Wick a fitting farewell.

While the film leaves room for speculation about Wick’s fate, it serves as a triumphant conclusion to the saga, sending Reeves’ character off in a blaze of glory rather than a subdued exit.

On the one hand, some argue that Reeves’ character has reached a fitting endpoint. On the other hand, the franchise has consistently improved with each installment, showcasing Stahelski and Reeves’ creative prowess. This upward trajectory suggests that a potential “John Wick 5” could be the crowning jewel of the series.

The lukewarm response to the spinoff series “The Continental” underscores the idea that the franchise thrives when Stahelski and Reeves are at the helm. While the future of John Wick remains uncertain, fans can rest assured that if the duo decides to return, it promises to be a thrilling and action-packed ride.

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Ankita Tripathy

Ankita Tripathy loves to write about food and the Hallyu Wave in particular. During her free time, she enjoys looking at the sky or reading books while sipping a cup of hot coffee. Her favourite niches are food, music, lifestyle, travel, and Korean Pop music and drama.

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