Although it seems like the John Wick franchise has probably come to an end with John Wick: Chapter 4, fans still can’t help but wonder if they will have one more sequel with Keanu Reeves in the lead role of John Wick.
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The director of the John Wick movies, Chad Stahelski recently did an interview with Empire and talked about the possibility of a 5th movie in the franchise but has not made any promises so far because he does not know anything as of yet.
Chad Stahelski talks about the possibility of a 5th John Wick movie with Keanu Reeves
You might wanna skip this paragraph if you have not watched John Wick: Chapter 4 yet as it contains Major Spoilers for the movie. At the end of the movie, John Wick is shown dead and buried next to his wife’s grave as he finally succumbed to his injuries from the Paris fight. Ian McShane’s character, Winston Scott later visits the grave of the assassin in New York implying that John Wick is indeed dead. Considering the ambiguity around John Wick’s death, there still might be a way of bringing back the character to life in another movie.
Chad Stahelski recently opened up about the possibility of a 5th movie in an interview and revealed that he does not know about the future of the franchise although Lionsgate studio is ready to make more John Wick movies. He said,
“I honestly don’t know. Lionsgate is keen on doing more John Wick stuff, understandably. It’s not a bad thing for a director to have a property that they want to make more of. I don’t have a take right now. But I could wake up tomorrow and have a cool idea that I’d pitch to Keanu, or he would pitch to me, and it might hit that chord of, ‘Oh my God, we got to do this right now.’ I have scenes, I have action sequences in my head that we haven’t used that I’d love to do. If we do come back, we can’t just do the same thing. I gotta do my homework. I gotta get better.”
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The American director further went on to talk about how he would always keep an open mind if someone comes up with a plot that can help Keanu Reeves reprise his role as John Wick but he would still prefer it if the idea came from him.
The John Wick movies director talked about potential casting for John Wick: Chapter 5
Although there has been no confirmation from any of the cast members or production team members about a John Wick: Chapter 5 movie, Chad Stahelski talked about some of the stars he would like to star alongside Keanu Reeves, if the franchise is continued for a 5th sequel.
In an interview with The Direct, Chad Stahelski revealed that the Oppenheimer star, Cillian Murphy was his top pick in a possible John Wick: Chapter 5 movie. He said,
“There’s a huge list, but just the first thing that came to mindset was Cillian Murphy. I’m a big Peaky Blinders fan. So, you know, I just think Cillian would fit right in. Colin Farrell is fantastic. Charlize Theron when she did Atomic Blonde, I saw that went, ‘Oh my God, I gotta work with this woman.’ She’s awesome. I worked with Michelle Yeoh way back on a commercial years ago, and I’ve been dying to work with her ever since. I’m such a huge fan.”
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Although John Wick: Chapter 4 was a massive critical and commercial success, it will still be quite difficult to introduce a 5th sequel as the ending of the movie seemed a bit final, unlike the first three movies in the franchise.
John Wick: Chapter 4 is currently not streaming on any OTT platforms. However, the movie can be watched by renting it on Amazon Prime Video and Apple TV.