Even after the premiere of John Wick II, critics joked that there would be at least five films in the franchise, corresponding to the five stages of grief described by Swiss psychologist Elisabeth Kübler-Ross. And time has confirmed the validity of this joke. During a Lionsgate studio teleconference, CEO John Feltheimer said:
We’re busy preparing scripts for the next two installments of the John Wick franchise. John Wick 4 hits theaters in 2022. We hope to shoot both parts four and five at the same time early next year when Keanu has time to shoot.
Keanu Reeves, the leading star in the franchise, is currently in Berlin, where he is filming Warner Bros. ‘The Matrix 4’.
The John Wick franchise has been a huge financial success for Lionsgate and will not only grow through the creation of films about the main character.