JOHN WICK 5 confirmed at Lionsgate
With John Wick 4 already slated for May 27, 2022, we have word that Lionsgate has officially greenlit a fifth (and possibly final) chapter of the series!
That’s right, during an earnings call, Lionsgate CEO John Feltheimer dropped a bombshell telling investors “We’re also busy preparing scripts for the next two installments of our John Wick action franchise, with John Wick 4 slated to hit theaters Memorial Day weekend 2022. We hope to shoot both John Wick 4 & 5 back to back when Keanu becomes available early next year.”
Bears repeating. John Wick 4 will NOT be the final chapter and the 5th installment will be shot back to back.
Interestingly Feltheimer did not provide updates about the female-centric spin-off "Ballerina", so who knows if that’s fallen off Lionsgate’s production shuffle. Additionally, it was not disclosed who from the existing creative team - Derek Kolstad, Shay Hatten, or Chad Stahelski - will be involved in the fifth chapter.
But with Lionsgate's commitment to TWO John Wick films, it's likely the creative heads will find a way to give John a proper sendoff while setting up the television spin-off "The Continental" as well as Len Wiseman's spin-off ‘"Ballerina". Stahelski has gone on the record telling IndieWire that John could very well make it out alive after all is said and done, but fans should not be expecting a happy ending.
In fact, his actual words were “He’s fucked for the rest of his life. It’s just a matter of time.”
Either way, I'm here for it. I'm sure you are too.