Gun-fu enthusiasts and Keanu Reeves stans rejoice - sounds like John Wick: Chapter 4 could already be in the works.
Though John Wick: Chapter 3 - Parabellum (A.K.A. John Wick Rides A Bloody Horse In This One) has only just hit cinemas, director Chad Stahelski let the cat out of the bag during a Reddit AMA that a fourth movie could be on its way.
The filmmaker let the exciting info slip on Friday, when asked which of the John Wick films was the most difficult to make.
"[The first one] was difficult because we didn't understand what we wanted to do," he said during the Reddit session.
"Number 2, we had to map up a whole world we didn't think of before. [Chapter 3], how do we expand and get the audience something creative, not just bigger and cooler? Number 4, I'm certain, will be more difficult."
No kidding. Considering the movies have stepped up the stakes considerably from the simple dog slaughtering revenge narrative of the first film to ol' John becoming the World's most lucrative bounty worth hunting in Chapter 3, we're half-expecting a fourth instalment to take this story into outer space.
But the details are a minor footnote of this story. What's most important here is that a fourth John Wick movie sounds almost certainly like it's on the cards, and Stahelski can just go right ahead and take £12 out of my purse for a ticket to that masterpiece right now.
However, fans might have a little bit of a wait for the movie. Reeves is currently riding a career high and has no less than three projects in pre-production right now, including the recently announced (not to mention long-awaited) third instalment of the Bill & Ted franchise.
And as behind-the-scenes videos of training sessions on John Wick have repeatedly proven, all that intense gun-fu choreography takes a lot of time to perfect, so don't expect Chapter 4 to be rolling around any time soon.
Stahelski has teased the potential for many more John Wick movies before. Speaking to Entertainment Weekly in 2018, he raved about the creative possibilities of the movie's universe.
"I enjoy making these movies because there's no limit," he said.
"We create our own mythology, and we have a studio that both stays out of our way and supports us on the wacky decisions.
"If people go see the movie, and it makes money, and they came back to us, Keanu and I have ideas for days."
Keep them coming, LADs.
Words: Amy Roberts