As the killing streak of John Wick is now supposed to continue in ‘John Wick 5’, after ‘John Wick: Chapter 4’, Keanu Reeves is now becoming unsure of what’s to come.
The way ‘John Wick’ franchise movies are hitting bull’s eye one after the other, we are pretty sure the studio is planning to squeeze out a fortune by taking the count to a dozen movies. However, for now, what we best know is that ‘John Wick: Chapter 4’ is definitely coming, and ‘John Wick 5’ is all set to begin right after that. But it seems like even after the astonishing 3 movies run, and two more movies in the line, Keanu Reeves is a bit unsure about ‘John Wick 5’. No, it’s not the dilemma he’s facing as to whether to continue being part of the franchise or not. It’s more of a concern regarding the character.
.John Wick dead or alive – How Keanu Reeves wants the franchise to end?
- Keanu Reeves and Lionsgate are all set for ‘John Wick 5’.
- What Keanu Reeves is not sure about?
- The ending that Keanu wants for ‘John Wick’
Keanu Reeves and Lionsgate are all set for ‘John Wick 5’
The ‘John Wick’ film series and the characters have now become an action movie phenomenon, and major credit for it goes to Keanu Reeves. The first three ‘John Wick’ movies, ‘John Wick’, ‘John Wick: Chapter 2’, ‘John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum’, released in October of 2014, February of 2017, and May of 2019, respectively.
All three movies, directed by Chad Stahelski and produced by Lionsgate, grossed over $587 million worldwide. ‘John Wick 4’ is currently in pre-production and is set for a release on May 27, 2022. The movie was previously set to release in May 2021. But the pandemic delayed Keanu Reeves’ currently in production movie ‘Matrix 4’, thus, resulting in a delay of ‘John Wick 4’.
However, Lionsgate and Keanu Reeves have taken this opportunity to announce, ‘John Wick 5’.
As “Deadline” reported Lionsgate’s earnings call, the CEO John Feltheimer announced: “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.”
What Keanu Reeves is not sure about?
With the ‘John Wick’ franchise stretching to 5 movies, it seems that the storyline will soon need a conclusion. While we are not sure how and when the story will end, Keanu Reeves has a preference.
An ending for ‘John Wick 5’ that Keanu Reeves might not like.
If in case ‘John Wick 5’ marks the end of the character’s story, Keanu Reeves is unsure of how it will end. In John Wick’s world, it’s next to impossible to survive. For once, Wick tried to retire and live a peaceful life, but what he received in return was the true nature of his world.
Since he took revenge in the first movie, he had been struggling to get away, to escape from the world. It’s a war going on around him, and the war is only against him. Chapters 4 & 5 of ‘John Wick’ are also supposed to carry forward the same storyline.
However, at one point when the storyline will come to an end, there can only be 2 scenarios, and the most likely one isn’t the one Keanu will prefer.
The ending that Keanu wants for ‘John Wick’
Considering the threats surrounding John Wick, the most likely ending he will get is of getting killed brutally. If the storyline of ‘John Wick’ ends with Chapter 5, then that’s not the kind of ending Keanu Reeves wants.
Back while promoting ‘Parabellum’, in an interview with “Screen Rant”, Keanu Reeves expressed how he wants the story to end.
“Hmm if it was Marvel. I could do both. I can die in battle and then come back. But what would I prefer? I want John to be happy. So, let’s have him walk out in the sunset because he’s not, he’s fighting for his life. If there’s a battle to be won, it’s his life. So that he can remember the love and for Helen. So, walk off into the sunset.”
While what Reeves feel is understandable, and exactly what we feel too, a section of fans believes that Wick simply walking away from everything after such a long battle and so many potential threats, will make it feel unreal. However, now we need to wait for ‘John Wick 5’ to see if Keanu Reeves gets what he feels so strongly about his character or not.