The John Wick franchise has gotten pretty serious since its debut back in 2014 with the film’s universe expanding at an alarmingly fast rate than expected.
Not only is John Wick 4 already in the pipeline, but Lionsgate has also already confirmed a fifth instalment which will be coming sooner than we earlier thought bringing back the dog-loving assassin we all admire and love.
According to Deadline, John Wick 5 was essentially confirmed well before the fourth movie, currently still slated for a Memorial Day release. On the earnings call, it was revealed that filming for both John Wick 4 and John Wick 5 will start once the actor is freed from filming the latest in the Matrix series:
On today’s Lionsgate earnings call, the studio’s CEO John Feltheimer said, “We’re also busy preparing scripts for the next two instalments of our John Wick action franchise, with John Wick 4 slated to hit theatres Memorial Day weekend 2022. We hope to shoot both John Wick 4 & 5 back to back when Keanu becomes available early next year.”
You read that right, one of the world’s deadliest assassins will be returning to the big screen faster and deadlier than before with both the fourth and fifth instalments going to be filmed back to back.
For those that haven’t bothered to watch the first three instalments, its high time you did and prepare yourself for more bloodshed, gun-fu scenes and epic boss battles. The reports have excited many fans who are now more than ready to see more of John Wick back on screen.
John Wick 4 and John Wick 5 confirmed by Lionsgate
There have also been reports about a Continental TV show in the works for Starz, which apparently will hit TVs in this universe sometime after the fourth movie. Our figures are crossed, and we hope it actually happens as we get to explore the stories behind the assassins within the underworld who trade people’s lives on gold coins.
This won’t be the first time Keanu Reeves is doing back-to-back filming, as he had done it before with the Matrix trilogy in a gruelling style. Let’s hope they don’t do the exact same thing with the Wick cinematic universe.
Lionsgate confirmed the release of Chapter 4 after it pushed to a year from May 2021 to May 27, 2022. The next instalment in the Keanu Reeves-starring action franchise was announced not long after “John Wick: Chapter 3” opened in May 2019 to over $50 million at the domestic box office.
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