Be seeing you…and apparently sooner rather than later. During an earnings call, Lionsgate’s Joe Drake revealed that a fifth installment in the central franchise of the expanding Wickverse was in development. With the streaming series The Continental set to roll out on Peacock in September and the Ana de Armas-led spinoff, Ballerina, hitting theaters in 2024 fans of the wild, assassin-filled universe will have plenty of content to keep them entertained despite what appeared to be the end of John’s story in John Wick 4. It turns out that John may not get to rest after all.
“What is official is that, as you know, Ballerina is the first spinoff that comes out next year,” said Drake. “We’re in development on three others, including five and including the television series, The Continental, which will be airing soon,” he revealed, adding “we’re building out the world and when that five movie comes, it will be organic — will be organically grown out of how we’re starting to tell those stories. But you can rely on a regular cadence of John Wick.”
John Wick 4 debuted in theaters in March of 2023 and opened to a franchise-best first weekend at the box office. Following its debut, director Chad Stahelski indicated that while a fifth film in the series might be an option at some point, he had hoped to let the character enjoy his well-earned respite. It seems as though Lionsgate has other plans for the character and the world that’s been built around him.