Keanu Reeves might be done with John Wick, at least for now. “John Wick: Chapter 4” has earned high praise as one of the best modern action films of all time. However, if longtime franchise director Chad Stahelski is to be believed, he’s singing a slightly different tune.
In an interview with The Hollywood Reporter ahead of the release of this next sequel, the filmmaker has put an halt to the future plans as to whether the critical and (expected) box office success of the fourth film will guarantee a fifth one and beyond.
“In our minds, Keanu and I are done for the moment. We’re going to give ‘John Wick’ a rest.”
Though Chad Stahelski dropped hints about stalling the plans of “John Wick 5,” he goes on to explain in the same THR interview that, later in the press tour, he and Keanu Reeves will likely come together to go over story ideas for a follow-up:
“I’m sure the studio has a plan. If everyone loves it and it goes kooky, then we’ll take a quiet minute. ‘Wick’ always, for some weird reason, always get the latest release date in Japan. It’s always like, three months later. If it’s the same this time, we’ll do a Japanese tour and release the movie in September. Keanu and I will take the long trip to Tokyo, we’ll sit in the Imperial Hotel Scotch Bar and go, ‘What do you think?’ We’ll have a couple 20-year-old whiskies and write some ideas on napkins. If those ideas stick, maybe we’ll make a movie.”