John Wick endured numerous punishment over the course of 4 motion pictures, and by the tip of John Wick: Chapter 4, it appeared like he’d lastly drawn his final breath. Within the ultimate minutes of the 2023 film launch, allies Winston and The Bowery King had been seen standing in entrance of the murderer’s grave, though with the prospect of John Wick: Chapter 5 nonetheless on the desk, it stays to be seen whether or not or not he’s really useless. Nonetheless, going into Chapter 4, Keanu Reeves was insistent that he needed his character to be “undoubtedly killed” for a selected cause.
John Wick franchise producer Basil Iwanyk opened up about Reeves’ request whereas talking with Collider, explaining that each the bodily and emotional calls for that include the function had been turning into an excessive amount of for the actor. In Iwanyk’s phrases:
It actually seems like Keanu Reeves’ want was granted when one’s completed watching John Wick: Chapter 4, as he seemed to be fatally wounded from his duel with Donnie Yen’s Caine, which then led to the aforementioned grave scene. However even ignoring that, one can’t fault Reeves for desirous to push John Wick to the facet. With the primary film having shot in October 2013, he’s been taking part in the title character for a decade now, and at 59 years outdated, it’s little question more durable for him to successfully play this function than when he was on the cusp of fifty. So there’s actually a situation the place Chapter 4 is certainly the tip of the murderer’s arc.
Nevertheless, there’s additionally been fairly a bit mentioned about John Wick: Chapter 5 in current months. Shortly after Chapter 4’s launch, Lionsgate chairman Joe Drake talked about that Chapter 5 was in improvement, and contemplating that the fourth film is the franchise’s highest-grossing entry with a $432.2. million haul, the studio would undoubtedly welcome a fifth film much more. Moreover, director Chad Stahelski mentioned in late August that whereas he and Reeves are open to the potential for Chapter 5, they’re specializing in different initiatives for the foreseeable future.
It’s additionally value mentioning that whether or not John Wick: Chapter 5 occurs or not, Chapter 4 received’t be the final time we see Keanu Reeves taking part in John Wick. He’s reprising the function in subsequent yr’s Ballerina spinoff, which stars Ana De Armas and is ready between Chapter 3 and Chapter 4. After that although, it stays to be seen if John Wick stays deceased or if occasions will play out that result in the revelation that his dying was faked in order that he can bounce again into motion for Chapter 5. Different acquainted faces within the Ballerina solid embrace Ian McShane, Anjelica Huston and the late Lance Reddick, in addition to newcomers Norman Reed’s, Gabriel Byrne and Catalina Sandino Moreno.
John Wick: Chapter 4 is now obtainable to stream on Starz, which you’ll be able to simply add on to your Hulu subscription. Don’t overlook that the prequel spinoff present The Continental additionally premieres to Peacock subscribers this Friday, September 22.