Keanu Reeves will return to the John Wick franchise for a 5th movie, Lionsgate confirmed on Thursday. Reeves is arranged to shoot John Wick 4 and John Wick 5 back to back at some point early next year, Lionsgate CEO Jon Feltheimer stated during an earnings call, as reported by Deadline.
Lionsgate initially announced a 4th John Wick movie in May 2019, just as John Wick: Chapter 3– Parabellum was bowing in movie theaters. John Wick: Chapter 4 was initially arranged to hit theaters on May 21, 2021, however the movie was postponed previously this year to May 27, 2022, one of numerous theatrical releases pressed back due to the coronavirus pandemic.
A release date for John Wick 5 was not announced.
John Wick: Chapter 3 ended on something of a cliffhanger, with a seriously hurt Wick recuperating in the care of the Bowery King (Laurence Fishburne) after being gunned down by Winston (Ian McShane) on the roofing of the Continental. The 3rd chapter’s final minutes sets up Wick’s revenge against The High Table, the strange organization that supervises assassins in his assassin-dominated world.
Lionsgate has at least 2 John Wick spinoffs in the works with the Starz tv series The Continental and another movie called Ballerina, an organized growth of the franchise about a more youthful assassin. That movie is being helmed by Underworld director Len Wiseman.