John Wick’s journey will not end with the already announced fourth installment of the franchise. Lionsgate has announced that John Wick 5 is happening & the plan is to shoot the film back to back with John Wick 4.
During an earning’s call today, the studio’s CEO John Feltheimer, had this to say about their plans with John Wick 5:
“We’re also busy preparing scripts for the next two installments of our John Wick action franchise, with John Wick 4 slated to hit theatres Memorial Day weekend 2022. We hope to shoot both John Wick 4 & 5 back to back when Keanu becomes available early next year.”
So a lot of this working out will come down to timing. Reeves is currently shooting Matrix 4, which had to suspend shooting when all productions shuttered due to the COVID-19 pandemic. As far as reports say, Matrix 4 is back on track overseas so if they maintain the current schedule, these next two John Wick movies can happen as planned. John Wick 4, is currently scheduled for May 27, Memorial Day weekend.
It’s no surprise that Lionsgate wants to keep the John Wick franchise going since it has only grown more successful with each film. Through three movies, the franchise has grossed $584.2 million worldwide. There’s also the Starz John Wick TV series The Continental which is looking to premiere sometime following the fourth movie.