There has always been speculation as to whether the popular action hero could return for another film after John Wick: Chapter 4 – especially since a fifth part of the series is now in the works. In an interview, the director commented on what was planned for the iconic character.
With John Wick: Chapter 4, the latest part about the former killer was released in March 2023, in which he fights for his survival while all the assassins in the underworld are targeting him.
The film seemed to conclude the action series, but another part is now said to be in the works. In an interview, director Chad Stahelski expressed what the plan was for the action hero.
Warning, risk of spoilers! If you haven’t seen the ending of John Wick 4 yet and don’t want to be spoiled, then you shouldn’t read the following text.
Here you can see a trailer for the fourth part of John Wick:
The end of John Wick… for now at least
In an interview with Collider on November 2, 2023, director Chad Stahelski spoke about the end of the film character and confirmed that the 4th part of the action series represents the provisional end for John Wick:
It was just never the way Keanu and I saw it, so we worked and worked and worked and cut a bunch of sequences and took some things out and ended up making a single film like you see now.
But the plan was always for John Wick to end his journey the way he does at the end of the film, and that should be the end for now.
Chad Stahelski via Collider
The death of John Wick at the end of Chapter 4 was also a wish of lead actor Keanu Reeves, who was so exhausted from the intensive filming that he didn’t want to go through the effort again.
However, a small back door was left open for a potential return. You can find out more about this here from our colleagues at Moviepilot.
The story about John Wick comes to an end in Chapter 4. Nevertheless, it is noticeable that Stahelski speaks of an “end for the moment” and does not fully imply a return.
In addition, the fourth part is not the conclusion of the film series, because: According to a report from comicbook.com on November 9, 2023, Lionsgate confirmed that the script for a 5th John Wick film is in the works – there should be further spin-offs. give offs.
Could you now use the loophole that was left open in the 4th film and let John Wick return? Or is part 5 perhaps about another figure from the action cosmos? – That remains to be seen.
Even though the fourth film represents the (temporary) end of the iconic action figure, there are other projects that take place in the John Wick universe:
A prequel series, The Continental: From the World of John Wick, was released in September 2023. On June 6, 2024, Ballerina is another action film in the Wick universe, this time with a woman who trains to be a killer in order to avenge her family.
Did you know that the film series about the ex-killer was actually supposed to have a completely different name and was only renamed John Wick because of the main actor? You can read more about it here:
Because of Keanu Reeves, the film series was called “John Wick”.