After more than two months since the theatrical release of John Wick: Chapter 4, Lionsgate executive Joe Drake has confirmed that the studio has begun work on John Wick: Chapter 5, which is currently in the early stages of development. .
During Lionsgate’s most recent earnings call (via Comicbook), Drake discussed the future of the blockbuster franchise, revealing that the creative team has three other John Wick projects in development.
“Now we’re moving through that franchise, not just in the AAA video game space, but also looking at what the regular cadence of spin-offs is, television is really growing that universe so that there’s a consistent cadence of a franchise that has a clear appetite. for the audience,” Drake said. “What is official is that, as you know, Ballerina is the first spin-off coming out next year. We are in development on three others, including [John Wick: Chapter 5] and the television series The Continental will be broadcast soon. So, we’re building the world and when those five movies come around, it’s going to be organic, it’s going to grow organically from how we start telling those stories. But you can rely on a regular John Wick cadence.”
This John Wick: Chapter 5 reveal comes after John Wick: Chapter 4 director Chad Stahelski confirmed that he and lead star Keanu Reeves definitely won’t turn down the chance to tell more of the titular assassin’s story. Prior to this, Stahelski previously expressed that they planned to take a break from the franchise.
John Wick franchise hits $1 billion
John Wick: Chapter 4 has grossed more than $428 million worldwide at the box office, making it the highest-grossing John Wick film. This achievement allowed the franchise to reach the billion dollar mark at the worldwide box office.
“John Wick (Keanu Reeves) discovers a path to defeat The High Table,” reads the synopsis for Chapter 4. “But before he can win his freedom, Wick must face a new enemy with powerful alliances around the world. and forces that turn old friends into enemies.
John Wick: Chapter 4 was directed by Stahelski from a script co-written by Shay Hatten and Michael Finch, who will replace franchise creator Derek Kolstad. The fourth installment starred Reeves, Lance Reddick, Ian McShane, Rina Sawayama, Shamier Anderson, Bill Skarsgard, Clancy Brown, Hiroyuki Sanada, and Donnie Yen.