John Wick director Chad Stahelski is keen on making a fifth movie
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The filmmaker recently sat down with The Direct's Klein Felt and was asked if he would ever revisit the action thriller franchise.
Stahelski pricked fans' ears everywhere by admitting that when you have something as successful as John Wick, it would be silly not to.
"Look, I mean, this in a good way, it's a business. When you have something successful, yeah, of course, you want to keep doing it,” he told the journalist.
“But it's very easy to be repetitive.
"The trick is how you be repetitive with individuality. How do you put your authorship or your agency into something that's obviously been done three times before?"
He added that he's incredibly honoured that people aren’t willing to say goodbye to the franchise just yet.
He continued: “We feel we put everything we had into John Wick 4, and we feel we completed the cycle.
"We feel like we ended it. So, we feel like, ‘You know, that was a great way to wrap up the previous three films and the fourth and deliver something satisfying and fun'."
However, don’t expect the fifth instalment anytime soon, as the director revealed he would only do it if he had a great idea instead of using it as an easy ‘cash grab’.
But ultimately, he’d love to work with Lionsgate again.
“So let's keep it on the table and we'll give it a think. Let's just take a moment and be happy that we didn't screw up too badly on the last one,” he shared.
Shortly after the fourth film was released in March, Joe Drake, Liongate’s group chair, also expressed interest in producing another flick.
He said he was so thrilled that the fourth Wick had made $137 million (AUD $205 million) in its opening weekend that he couldn’t fathom letting go of that cash cow.
“We’re not ready to say goodbye to Keanu with this franchise,” he told Deadline.
He added he and his team are already developing an ‘alternative’.
“There’s a lot of different things that we can do," Drake said.
Last month, Keanu Reeves said he’d also consider a fifth movie, but only if director Chad Stahelski was involved.
He told Entertainment Weekly: “I don't know, I guess I'm going to have to lean on never say never.
"I mean, I wouldn't do a John Wick film without Chad Stahelski. We'd have to see what that looked like. For me, it feels really right that John Wick finds peace.”