Even with how great many felt the John Wick: Chapter 4 finale was, we all know the universe would continue. With limited series, animes, and movies all in the works, we’ll see more very soon, and Chad Stahelski is revealing the subject of these spin-offs.
Speaking to The Discourse podcast, the director says the mysterious High Table will be a focus in the future, with some returning faces, but he’s hesitant about giving away too much. Stahelski tells the podcast that he doesn’t want to dip into complete parody, even if he enjoys using satirical genre stereotypes.
“Austin Powers mocked it so well,” he notes. “An actual table with the stereotypes tropes of evil from different ethnicities from all over the world. We’re never going to show the whole High Table; we’ll show the representatives, but we’ll always keep some of that [mystery]. And now that we’ve got…Lionsgate is having us develop the John Wick TV show, so we thought we could explore The High Table in that a little bit.”
The filmmaker also adds more to the spin-off conversation with a few picks on who he wants to return: “I love Donnie [Yen], I love Rina [Sawayama], love the Tracker (Shamier Anderson), and the TV show and the ancillaries will give us a chance to expand the kind of fun world we’ve created, and it doesn’t have to be John Wick, the character specific, you know what I mean so that we can explore all that stuff. And I think TV is a better format for that, I think because people can jump into the backgrounds, you don’t have to spend so much time with the first act set up and all that.”
You can watch The John Wick films and The Continental: From the World of John Wick series on Peacock. Next up is the Ana de Armas spin-off movie Ballerina, due out in June 2024.