Keanu Reeves not high on back to back sequels for 'John Wick'

Director Chad Stahelski notes that at present both he and the actor are focused on getting the fourth film right


August 25, 2020

Lionsgate in its latest earnings call a few weeks ago had announced that John Wick 5 will be shot immediately after production for the fourth installment wraps up. While fans are jubilant on the prospect of getting two John Wick films in quick succession, Keanu Reeves and director Chad Stahelski have some reservations, reported Cinema Blend

In a recent interview, Stahelski said that both him and Reeves at present want to focus on getting the fourth film right. "The way Keanu and I approach it with our writing team is, 'Look, we have ideas, but it's not like I'm working with two sets of writers on two movies. We're going to write a really good number four. If a really good number four feels solid to Keanu and I, we'll make that one. That doesn't mean we won't plan on a five or start writing five, but we want to make sure we have a solid story," he was quoted as saying.

Adding on, the director noted that how he doesn't want it to seem like that one film is being stretched into two. "The worst thing you can do is 'I got five ideas. I'm going to put two in number four and put three in number five,' I don't want to try and stretch into two movies. I want to have solid ideas. So we're attacking number four with everything we have. If there's anything left on the table, we'll fully attack number five," he said.

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