Lionsgate’s motion picture group chair, Joe Drake, has hinted at the development of a fifth movie in the John Wick franchise during a Q4 earnings call. The studio is also in development on three other projects, including a TV series called The Continental. The March 24 release of John Wick: Chapter 4 was a hit, grossing over $363 million globally, leading to speculation about a fifth movie. Director Chad Stahelski said the audience’s desire for more was “not just a cash grab” and that he and Keanu Reeves were open to new ideas for the franchise. The conclusion of Chapter 4 leaves fans wondering what will happen next.
Quoting The Hollywood Reporter, Lionsgate’s motion picture group chair Joe Drake has hinted at the development of a fifth movie in the John Wick franchise during a Q4 earnings call. Fans of the franchise are excited about the news.
Drake said, “What is official is that, as you know, Ballerina is the first spinoff that comes out next year. We’re in development on three others, including five and including the television series, The Continental, which will be airing soon. We’re building out the world and when that five movie comes, it will be organic — will be organically grown out of how we’re starting to tell those stories. But you can rely on a regular cadence of John Wick.”
The March 24 release of John Wick: Chapter 4, directed by Chad Stahelski and starring Keanu Reeves, was another hit for the assassin franchise, grossing over $363 million globally. Its success instantly raised questions about the potential for a fifth film, which reps from the studio and the director himself agreed was on the table.
“It’s very flattering for them to come back and, you know, say ‘We want more’ and it’s not just a cash grab. It’s legitimately the audience wants more,” Stahelski said following Chapter 4′s release in an episode of The Hollywood Reporter’s Behind the Screen podcast series. “I think we all need that little bit of time to go, ‘Whew. Let’s see what’s next.’ … If Keanu and I, a few months from now, sit down at a whiskey bar in Japan again and go, ‘Yep, we’ll never do another one of those,’ and then all of a sudden go, ‘Yeah, but I got an idea,’ we’re open to it.”
In Chapter 4, with a cast including Ian McShane, Laurence Fishburne, Bill Skarsgard, and Donnie Yen, Wick uncovers a path to defeating the High Table, a journey that sets in motion the events of the film and its climatic dual at Paris’ Sacré Coeur. The movie concluded with McShane’s Winston and Fishburne’s Bowery King standing at a grave bearing Wick’s name. What really happened? We’ll have to wait to find out.
The John Wick franchise has become a fan favorite, with its unique blend of action, storytelling, and Keanu Reeves’ performance. Fans are eagerly anticipating the release of the first spinoff, Ballerina, and the upcoming television series, The Continental. With the news of a potential fifth movie in development, it looks like the world of John Wick will continue to expand and captivate audiences for years to come.