There was never really a doubt John Wick would return, even if the fourth film tries to send the character off into the sunset. But is it wild to think that filmmaker Chad Stahelski could quickly cook up five more movies following the epic John Wick Chapter 4?
In a new interview with Inverse, the helmer states that plans are already taking shape to keep the once Keanu Reeves-led franchise alive, telling the outlet, “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,” he adds. “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.”
Stahelski notes that it’s not just him who wants more Wick movies; the studio is eager to see what they’re cooking up. He states Lionsgate is “very enthusiastic and not just financially motivated, but they’re just interested in seeing what we could do with it.”
Currently, the first John Wick-related spinoff is airing on Peacock, with all three episodes of The Continental now available to stream [read our reviews here]. Meanwhile, the Ana de Armas-led Ballerina – which also features an appearance from Keanu Reeves’ John Wick – is set to arrive in 2024.