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‘Every character deserves a spinoff’: John Wick 4 Boss Confirms She Wants Rina Sawayama’s Akira Spinoff

'Every character deserves a spinoff': John Wick 4 Boss Confirms She Wants Rina Sawayama's Akira Spinoff

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.

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A still from John Wick: Chapter 4

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.”

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Bowery King

“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.

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“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. 

A fan of the franchise tweeted that they would enjoy the spin-off movie in the theatres.

A fan tweeted how, unlike other franchises, the sequels in John Wick just get better and hopes this phenomenon continues in the action franchise.

Another fan tweeted that the franchise has created such well-written characters that everyone would prefer a sequel or a prequel, or both.

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.

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.

Source: Twitter

Written by Tushar Auddy

A voracious reader and a wordsmith at heart. Tushar is a student of Linguistics, who's always on the lookout for a good book or a captivating story. He has a passion for literature that runs deep and loves nothing more than getting lost in a novel for hours on end. When he isn't reading, you'll find him scribbling down his thoughts and musings, always eager to capture the beauty of language.