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“I’ve tried to be the multitasker director”: John Wick 4 Director Chad Stahelski Addresses Marvel Star Chris Hemsworth Starrer Highlander After Replacing Henry Cavill

“I’ve tried to be the multitasker director”: John Wick 4 Director Chad Stahelski Addresses Marvel Star Chris Hemsworth Starrer Highlander After Replacing Henry Cavill

After starting his journey in Hollywood as a stuntman and eventually landing the keys to one of the most beloved action franchises, Chad Stahelski has cemented his name as an accomplished filmmaker. Following his recent movie, John Wick: Chapter 4, which has garnered pretty rave early reviews, it appears that the director is ready to shift his focus to other projects.

But it seems that the director did try to work on his other upcoming projects alongside John Wick, including Highlander, which reportedly includes Chris Hemsworth at its forefront instead of Henry Cavill.

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Chad Stahelski
Chad Stahelski

Chad Stahelski did try to manage other projects alongside John Wick 

Apart from the John Wick franchise, Chad Stahelski is also involved in several upcoming projects, including the highly anticipated Highlander, a remake of the 1986 classic, which starred Christopher Lambert. The director explained that he did try to handle these projects alongside John Wick but failed to get a grasp of everything and this might be the reason why there haven’t been any updates. He said,

“There have been a few that have come out, and I’ve been surprised to see I’m attached to direct them. (Laughs.) Really, though, there’s a lot I’m interested in. But the Wicks are so intense, and I like being part of all of it. I’ve tried to be the multitasker director, prepping one thing while working on another, but I can’t. That’s why they start stacking up.”

Even though there hasn’t been any sort of update regarding Highlander and is still reportedly in pre-production. But considering that Stahelski is ready to move forward from the John Wick franchise, he might finally shift his focus to this movie.

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John Wick director Chad Stahelski
John Wick director Chad Stahelski

Chad Stahelski is done with the John Wick franchise for now

Although the director has been pretty successful with the John Wick franchise. But after the fourth movie, it might be a while before we see Keanu Reeves in action again. The director expressed that even though he adores this franchise, he believes that it is time to give this franchise some rest before getting on to the next chapter. He said,

“In our minds, Keanu and I are done for the moment. We’re going to give John Wick a rest. I’m sure the studio has a plan. If everyone loves it and it goes kooky, then we’ll take a quiet minute.”

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John Wick: Chapter 4
John Wick: Chapter 4

Considering that Chad Stahelski is ready to look past the John Wick franchise, the production of Highlander might finally pick up some pace. Although there are several other projects, including a live-action adaptation of Ghost of Tsushima, it might be a while before we receive any substantial update about Highlander.

John Wick: Chapter 4 is set to hit theatres on 24th March

Source: The Hollywood Reporter


Written by Santanu Roy

Santanu Roy is a film enthusiast with a deep love for the medium of animation while also being obsessed with Batman and The Everly Brothers. Apart from pursuing animation and analyzing movies, he possesses a deep fondness for narrative-driven games and is currently a content writer at Fandomwire with over 200 articles.