As the fourth sequel of John Wick hit the theatres, it became a favorite among fans, and critics, earning the franchise’s most positive reviews. The sequel shows John Wick taking his revenge on the underworld, and earning his freedom. The fans have loved the franchise since its debut, featuring well-written characters, and jaw-dropping action sequences.
And with the success of John Wick: Chapter 4, the franchise is advancing beyond Baba Yaga. Erica Lee, the producer of the fourth film is interested in making a spin-off movie featuring Rina Sawayama’s Akira. The fans loved this decision by the producer as her character was marvelous and despite having plenty of screen time, fans wanted to see more of the character.
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Erica Lee Confirms a Spin-off Movie for the John Wick Character
During an exclusive interview with Screen Rant, Erica Lee confirmed that they will be expanding their universe, and they are thinking of adding another spin-off movie to the existing list, containing The Continental and Ana de Armas’ Ballerina. The producer explained that Bowery King is an interesting character because he knows “everyone and gets everywhere.”
“Yeah, I think the world of the Bowery King and the Bowery is something that we’re really interested in exploring more of. He sort of runs the underground, and it’s such an interesting world. How does he get the guns and the boats? He shows up everywhere. He’s the leader; he has homeless running the streets and information through pigeons. He’s low-tech and analog in a digital world, and he knows everyone and gets everywhere. I think that is something that’s really interesting to explore.”
Erica Lee continued explaining that Rina Sawayama’s Akira was a great addition to John Wick: Chapter 4 starring Keanu Reeves, and she would be a great character with lots of stories.
“The character of Akira really pops in the movie, and I’d love to sort of see some further adventures with her character. There’s a lot! There’s a lot of characters in John Wick 4, and a lot of fan favorites from movies of the past. There’s definitely a lot of stuff we want to dig deeper into.”
One of the key elements that immensely supported the success of the franchise is the investment in every character, which ramps up the story as the plot progresses. And this is the key reason why fans are hyped for a spin-off movie, and they supported the producer on Twitter.
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Fans Supported Erica Lee’s Decision
When Erica Lee’s interview was published, the fans were ecstatic because the fans love the complexity and depth of the characters which makes them stand out from other action movies. This was evident when fans saw characters like Winston, Sofia, Bowery King, and Santino D’ Antonio in the franchise.
I wouldn’t mind it at all.
I’d even say we needed more of her in the John wick 4… pic.twitter.com/m3BBz4sbZK
— Sancheezzzy (@Scoby20) March 27, 2023
A fan of the franchise tweeted that they would enjoy the spin-off movie in the theatres.
This potential off-spin + me at theater watching = MONEY! pic.twitter.com/SZTF2pCvcz
— Tien Ma (@MaDTienMin) March 27, 2023
A fan tweeted how, unlike other franchises, the sequels in John Wick just get better and hopes this phenomenon continues in the action franchise.
It's a bit worrying that they want to make so many John Wick spin-offs, but at the same time I'd like to see more as it's one of the few franchises that gets better with each new movie. I hope it continues like this
— K (@KarsyDeWitt) March 27, 2023
Another fan tweeted that the franchise has created such well-written characters that everyone would prefer a sequel or a prequel, or both.
Pretty much every character is so well done id like to see a prequel or backstory! Give us Killa
— Light Yagami (@LightYagami101) March 27, 2023
A fan tweeted that the fourth film was a masterpiece, and everything about the movie was perfect down to the last-minute detail which makes the spin-offs worthy.
John Wick 4 ….much like Keanu himself is simply breathtaking. Expertly shot, Directed and Acted ….
Every character is well written, every set piece masterful and brilliant . Pretty much every character deserves a spinoff/Prequel….#JohnWick4
— Chris Holman (@ChrisHolman84) March 26, 2023
Even though Erica Lee did not announce anything about Akira’s spin-off movie starring Rina Sawayama, fans have to wait for the official announcement regarding the movie. However, since the characters are from the same universe, it is possible to see Akira in The Continental or Ballerina.
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John Wick: Chapter 4 can be watched in theatres near you.