After a successful premiere of ‘John Wick 4′ in theaters, this is what we know about the next installment and the future of Keanu Reeves in the saga
‘John Wick: Chapter 4’ has been released and has been a total success at the box office since its first day in theaters . The saga has grown in popularity with each installment, and Chapter 4 has been touted as the end of the long road John Wick has traveled in search of his freedom since the second film. However, it should be noted that the story could have ended in the first film, but it was decided to continue it.
In addition to the spin-offs ‘Ballerina’ and ‘The Continental’ , which are in development, the ‘John Wick’ universe series with Mel Gibson has left viewers wondering if the ‘John Wick 4’ post-credits scene suggests another spin-off of Akira’s character .
After the success of ‘John Wick: Chapter 4’ at the box office, it is natural to wonder if there will be a fifth installment of the franchise. However, the situation is unclear, as both Keanu Reeves and director Chad Stahelski seem to want to give the character a rest.
This has led many to speculate about the future of the series, especially after the end of the fourth film. Although it was technically confirmed before the release of ‘John Wick 4’, the production of ‘John Wick 5’ changed drastically once shooting began.
Despite the fact that both installments were initially planned to be filmed simultaneously, the fourth film ended up incorporating elements that had originally been planned for both, and managed to successfully conclude the journey of the character that we wanted to be introduced to.
Will there be a fifth John Wick movie or not?
The ‘John Wick’ team has left the possibility of a sequel in the hands of the public , especially considering the success that the fourth installment has had at the box office and critics. Despite this, the ending of ‘ John Wick 4 ‘ is quite ambiguous, since John Wick is seen seconds before his death, but his corpse is never shown.
Winston’s smile when asked if John is in heaven or hell suggests that he may have just faked his death. Although the end of the fourth film seems to close the story with the death of John Wick, it also leaves open the possibility of resurrecting him if necessary to continue the franchise after what happened in the post-credits scene.
When could ‘John Wick 5’ be released after the fourth film?
The release date of ‘John Wick 5’ has not yet been confirmed, since the project has not yet been made official or production has begun. However, it is known that the spin-off of Ana de Armas, ‘Ballerina’, which takes place between chapters 2 and 4 of John Wick, has been filming these months and its release is expected sometime in 2024.
On the other hand, the TV series ‘The Continental’ is scheduled to premiere this year, but ‘John Wick’ is expected to take a break before its possible premiere in 2026.
The possible cast of ‘John Wick 5’ could vary. Keanu Reeves out?
It’s hard to imagine a John Wick movie without Keanu Reeves in the lead role. Taking into account that there are other spin-offs of the saga that do not bear the name of the main character because he does not appear, it is to be expected that if there is a fifth installment of ‘John Wick’, the protagonist will be played by Reeves again.
Also, Ian McShane is likely to return as the manager of the New York Continental and Laurence Fishburne will return to play the King of the Underworld.