While his career spans several decades and genres, it’s his portrayal of the relentless assassin, John Wick, in the eponymous film series that has garnered immense acclaim and love from fans and critics alike. Keanu Reeves with his unwavering commitment to the role has elevated the John Wick series to new heights, setting a standard for action cinema.
Basil Iwanyk, the producer of the John Wick film series, states that Keanu Reeves wanted the series’ lead character to die in John Wick: Chapter 4. Reeves intended for John to be killed off permanently, but according to Director Chad Stahelski, Reeves might come back for John Wick 5 provided the sequel had a solid framework for where the plot should go.
Producer Says They All Want Another John Wick
Basil Iwanyk, the producer of John Wick, revealed to Collider that Keanu Reeves requested the creators of the legendary action series to kill him off at the end of John Wick: Chapter 4.
Many are speculating whether Keanu Reeves will appear in a fifth John Wick film in light of the film’s mysterious finale in John Wick: Chapter 4. Given that John’s survival at the end of Chapter 4 is skeptical, a John Wick 5 suddenly appears to be a stronger possibility.
In an interview with Collider, Basil Iwanyk said:
“We all want another John Wick. We don’t know what it looks like and when it will happen, but we love each other and we love this world,” he continued. “It’s gonna be all hands to try to figure it out. Have we figured it out? No. And if we can’t figure it out, will there be one? No, of course not. No one is gonna try to just jam it for the sake of jamming it.”
It is certain that if Reeves were to return to the franchise, the following installment would need to provide a compelling reason for John Wick’s return.
Director Chad Stahelski Definitely Wants To Make John Wick 5
Everyone is speculating about the possibility of a fifth movie despite all odds. Chad Stahelski has played a crucial role in creating captivating and intriguing stories that keep viewers glued to the screen.
The director said he would really like to make a John Wick 5 if there would be one. He even went ahead to add why he would love to make another movie. On various occasions, the director has stated his love for the genre, specifically for Keanu Reeves.
John Wick Chapter 4 received widespread positive feedback from critics and has grossed over $428 million worldwide, becoming the highest-grossing film in the franchise and the sixth-highest-grossing film of 2023.
It would be fascinating to see if, when, and how they reprise the action hero for the fifth in the series given that Keanu Reeves’ title character John Wick dies in Chapter 4.
John Wick: Chapter 4 is streaming on Starz. Or You can rent/buy from Apple TV.