Friday, February 23, 2024

John Wick 5: the film won’t be made without Keanu Reeves, Lionsgate confirms

John Wick 5: the film won't be made without Keanu Reeves, Lionsgate confirms

John Wick 5 will not be made without Keanu Reeves, confirmed by Lionsgate who has hired the actor for the fifth chapter of the famous saga.

John Wick 5: the film won't be made without Keanu Reeves, Lionsgate confirms

Lionsgate has signed Keanu Reeves for John Wick 5the next chapter of the famous saga, is confirmed by the company itself.

John Wick 5

It’s official, Lionsgate has hired Keanu Reeves again for the fifth chapter of John Wick, the famous saga in which he is the protagonist. As reported by CNN, the president of the Lionsgate Motion Picture Group, Joe Drake, announced this when speaking about the sequel to the successful franchise: “We’re not ready to say goodbye to Keanu with this franchise“. Other protagonists in the decision-making process also spoke out on the matter. Producer Basil Iwanyk, for example, said: “If there’s a coherent way for him to return that doesn’t feel like bullshit, then there will be a John Wick 5“, while the director of John Wick 4, Chad Stahelski revealed on the Happy Sad Confused podcast: “If you asked Keanu right now, ‘Would you do John Wick 5?’, he’d say, ‘Of course, yes.'”.

Also according to what was revealed, Stahelski, who had not already ruled out returning to directing, and Reeves will make a trip to Japan to talk about the fifth chapter of the saga. If all goes well, Stahelski and Lionsgate will begin preparations for the project, such as deciding which sets to use and which characters they would like to see in the world of John Wick. Producer Iwanyck, regarding this meeting between Reeves and Stahelski, stated: “That trip to Japan is a bit like waiting for a boat to emerge from the fog; this is the intention“.

John Wick 5: what will we see in the new chapter?

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John Wick 4: Keanu Reeves in una sequenza

The spin-offs

Meanwhile, fans of the saga are waiting for the two spin-offs of the John Wick franchise. One is Ballerina in which Ana de Armas plays Rooney. The film will focus on Rooney’s search for the people who killed her family. The producer has already revealed the characters who will appear in Ballerina. Keanu Reeves will have an important role in the film, which is expected to be released in June 2024. The other spin-off is the crime drama miniseries The Continental, which is scheduled to premiere on September 22 this year on Prime Video.