The fourth instalment in the hugely popular action franchise John Wick is currently in pre-production but one of the creative team has confirmed they won’t be returning for the latest instalment.
In an interview with Collider, Derek Kolstad, who wrote all three previous John Wick films, has revealed why he won’t be returning to write the screenplay for John Wick: Chapter 4.
“No, it wasn’t my decision. When you think of the contractually of these things, the third one I shared the credit with any number of people, they didn’t have to come back to me, and so they didn’t. At a certain stage, the studio will tell you, your creation is graduated, and you wish it well. I’m still close with Chad Stahelski, still close with David Leitch, and I don’t know what’s going to happen, but I’m excited to see.”
Although Kolstad won’t be returning to the series, the franchise is set to expand even further with several projects currently in the works including John Wick: Chapter 4, Chapter 5, a spin-off movie titled Ballerina, and a prequel television spin-off titled The Continental.