29 Mar – No matter what director Chad Stahelski and actor Keanu Reeves have said before about the end of John Wick, production and distribution studio Lionsgate is adamant that there is a story for the fifth instalment of "John Wick".
Speaking to THR following the movie's success in its opening numbers, Lionsgate Chairman Joe Drake stated that movie number 5 is no longer out of the question.
"There's a will and there's an openness. And you could certainly interpret that ending in different ways," said Drake. "We're all going to take a tiny rest here and then scratch at ideas about whether there's a credible way to get into five. But there's no guarantee."
Drake acknowledged Stahelski and Keanu's statement that they don't want to screw with the audience, and that they have their work cut out for them.
"Keanu is so beloved and that character is so beloved; that's not lost on him," he said, adding that they could go earlier with the story, alluding a prequel.
Although Keanu has yet to make a statement whether or not he would do movie number five, it is noted that his titular character will soon appear in the spinoff, "Ballerina", which has Ana de Armas playing the lead.