The rise of the John Wick franchise has been quick. Simply six years in the past, the unique debuted at Incredible Fest to overwhelming buzz. Not lengthy after, a trailer hit the web and earlier than we knew it, the film was in theaters in late October and ended up grossing a modest $76 million worldwide off of a price range of simply $30 million.
Two sequels have since adopted with every incomes greater than the earlier one. The truth is, John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum, which got here out in 2019, introduced in additional on its opening weekend than the unique film made throughout its whole home run.
It’s an especially fashionable franchise for Lionsgate and Summit Leisure, however the query is, what number of extra will they make? Properly, ComicBook.com sat down with screenwriter Derek Kolstad to speak about the way forward for the collection and he stated it’s crucial to him and star Keanu Reeves that they don’t put on out their welcome in churning out sequels.
“I feel the opposite factor, too, is to his [Keanu Reeves’] credit score and to his profession, he’s accomplished only a few sequels. He discovered one thing very particular in John Wick that is essential to him, that’s each spoken and unstated. I don’t know what number of extra there will likely be, however I feel the plan proper now’s, on the very least, 4 to 5.”
The author provides, “The thought being if we will… Shoehorn is the flawed phrase. It’s very adverse, however if you happen to can have a look at Chapter 4 and go, ‘Is it one lengthy film, or do you’re taking your time, let it breathe, be its personal creature as 4 and 5?’ I feel that’s the place he could be extremely pleased. He’s taken possession of this character. He’s made it his personal in the perfect methods potential, and so it isn’t a matter of deferring to a man like Keanu. It’s a matter of all of us excited to play once more.”
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Tom Cruise will get loads of credit score for doing most of his personal stunts, however Reeves is nearly simply as daring. And simply as previous at 55. He works onerous to coach and entertain audiences. However there’s solely so many unhealthy guys for him to kill. To not point out that the third film ends with him barely surviving.
However director Chad Stahelski, Kolstad and the opposite filmmakers have accomplished such an awesome job constructing the world inside John Wick that there’s room for the fourth entry, a by-product film and a tv present primarily based on The Continental resort featured prominently all through the franchise.
Reeves’ time within the titular position could also be coming to an finish quickly, however there’s a lot extra to discover on this universe. The films value $30-40 million to make, which is nothing like a Marvel or Star Wars manufacturing, and so long as the followers preserve watching them, anticipate to see many extra chapters on this distinctive world.