Chad Stahelski, the director of the John Wick trilogy, spoke with Keanu Reeves about John Wick 5 and learned how the actor feels about the potential of resurrecting his assassin. Keanu Reeves reprised his role as the unstoppable hitman John Wick in John Wick Chapter 4 earlier this year. Following the film’s box office triumph (nearly $430 million worldwide), fans have been asking if a sequel is in the works. There is only one issue: John Wick died at the end of Chapter 4. Did he, or didn’t he? The hitman was depicted clutching his wounds, but we never saw him die before Winston and the Bowery King visited his tomb. Perhaps the character of John Wick is no longer alive, but the man himself is. It’s certainly a possibility, according to franchise director Chad Stahelski in a new interview.
“Yeah, Keanu and I have talked,” the John Wick franchise director said on the Happy Sad Confused podcast. ‘Would you do John Wick 5?’ asks Keanu right now. He’d be like, ‘f**k yeah’. “But then he’d look around and say, ‘Well, what is it?'” I have absolutely no notion.’ That’s all there is to it. Trust me on this. It’s not like, ‘We’ll sort it out today.’ “Like, look man, we’re going to do our other stuff for a little bit, but if I was driving in the car or walking the dog and an idea came to me, I’d be on the phone to Keanu and we’d be riffing within 30 seconds.”
Meanwhile, there will be more John Wick films released sooner rather than later. The Continental miniseries, set in the 1970s and centered on Winston in the early days of the New York assassin’s hotel, will premiere on Amazon Prime in September. Then there’s Ballerina, a prequel starring Ana de Armas that takes place between John Wick Chapters 3 and 4. Reeves will reprise his role as a hitman in this picture, which will be released on June 7, 2024. Maybe a team-up between the two assassins in John Wick 5?