John Wick's Next Two Chapters Aiming to Film Back-to-Back Next Year

John Wick: Chapter 3 - Parabellum
John Wick: Chapter 3 - Parabellum
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Keanu Reeves, the raddest dude in show biz, just emerged as one of the few bright spots of 2020 San Diego Comic-Con. He’s got the much-anticipated Bill & Ted Face the Music coming out in a few short weeks, and now there’s even more good news for Keanu fans, which is everyone: more John Wick is on the way.


The existence of a fourth John Wick film, the follow-up to last year’s John Wick: Chapter 3 - Parabellum, was already known, as was the fact that its release date had been bumped from May 2021 to May 2022. But Deadline confirmed today that Lionsgate is already setting the wheels in motion for a fifth entry in the ridiculously popular action series, quoting CEO John Feltheimer as saying “We’re also busy preparing scripts for the next two installments of our John Wick action franchise, with John Wick 4 slated to hit theaters Memorial Day weekend 2022. We hope to shoot both John Wick 4 & 5 back to back when Keanu becomes available early next year.”

The busy movie star, of course, is currently working on a fourth Matrix movie, so his sequel slate is set for some time. That said, if anyone has a Point Break sequel floating around out there, now might be the time to pitch it.

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Any chance they include a plot this time? I’m not saying JW3 wasn’t good (Le Castlevania’s superbly timed songs are easily worth it) but between all New Yorkers not named John Wick who are out to murder him (and apparently were remiss to do the deed for a mere $14 million bounty), a bedouin living in the middle of nowhere who happens to be the supremo of the High Table, the parley between Winston and the Adjudicator who regards the gruesome death of a couple hundred of hand-picked operatives as a cost of doing business and finally Winston’s betrayal of Wick, well, one hoped the producers had set apart the last $200 of the production budget to have someone write a credible plot.