While this is certainly big news, rumors of a fifth “John Wick” movie had been doing the rounds even before the fourth film debuted. Since “John Wick” was released in 2014, each successive film has grown in fan base and box office returns, evolving the B-movie story of a wronged murderer coming out of retirement into a colorful action franchise with its own multilayer. lore and an ever-growing cast of characters. And with “John Wick: Chapter 4” earning nearly half a billion dollars worldwide ($100 million more than “Chapter 3”), there are plenty of reasons to keep the Baba Yaga saga going, at least from a financial perspective.
So far, franchise director Chad Stahelski has suggested that he is open to making a fifth film, while producer Erica Lee has also hinted that there will be another sequel, once the cast and crew recover from this latest installment. . And considering that Joseph Drake confirmed that the movie is only in early development, that should give Stahelski and co. a chance to rest and get excited about “Chapter 5”, which was originally supposed to shoot back-to-back with “Chapter 4”.
What a fifth “John Wick” movie will entail is still unclear. The fourth ended by suggesting that we’ll be seeing a lot more of Caine from Donnie Yen and Akira (Rina Sawayama), a bow-and-arrow-wielding hotel concierge. But that particular story seems set for another spin-off, which should fit nicely into that “regular cadence” of Wick-related media to come. The one you can also rely on to satiate your appetite for finely constructed gun-fu action until “Chapter 5” arrives, with “The Continental” prequel series set to hit Peacock in September 2023.
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