John Wick is transforming into a massively successful franchise with three movies under its belt, a newly announced spin-off movie and an upcoming TV series.
Now you can add a fifth movie to the series as John Wick 5 has officially been confirmed during a studio earnings call.
During the earnings call, Lionsgate CEO John Feltheimer initially confirmed the release date for the forth coming fourth installment in the hit action franchise and went on to confirm a fifth film is in the works as well as hopes to keep the cameras rolling immediately after production wraps on John Wick 4.
“We’re also busy preparing scripts for the next two installments of our John Wick action franchise, with John Wick 4 slated to hit theatres Memorial Day weekend 2022,” Feltheimer said in the call. “We hope to shoot both John Wick 4 and 5 back to back when Keanu becomes available early next year.”
The Keanu Reeves-led series grossed nearly $600 million at the global box office and receiving rave reviews from critics and audiences alike, with each installment more popular than the last.
Its success has not only spawned the multiple sequels, but also a spin-off film Ballerina with Chapter 3 — Parabellum co-scribe Shay Hatten penning the script and Len Wiseman directing, as well as a Starz series centered on the underworld hotel The Continental, which is looking to debut sometime after the fourth film.
John Wick 4 director Chad Stahelski recently confirmed Reeves was only four weeks into shooting The Matrix 4 when COVID-19 concerns forced a shutdown.
Reeves will have to complete his commitment to the Lana Wachowski sequel before moving on to John Wick Chapter 4.
John Wick 4 was originally set to release on the same day as The Matrix 4 on May 21, 2021, in what has been dubbed by fans as Keanu Day.