The emergence of John wick The franchise has been fast. Just six years ago, the original debuted at Fantastic Fest with an overwhelming buzz. Not long after, a teaser hit the internet and before we knew it, the film hit theaters in late October and ended up grossing a modest $ 76 million worldwide on a budget of just $ 30 million.
Since then, two sequels have been followed and each has earned more than the last. In fact, John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum, which came out in 2019, brought more on its opening weekend than the original film made throughout his national career.
It's an extremely popular franchise for Lionsgate and Summit Entertainment, but the question is, how many more will they do? Well, ComicBook.com sat down with screenwriter Derek Kolstad to talk about the future of the series and said it is very important to him and star Keanu Reeves that they do not exhaust their welcome in the aftermath.
"I think the other thing, too, is to his credit (Keanu Reeves) and to his career, he has done very few sequels. He found something very special in John Wick that is very important to him, both spoken and unspoken. I don't know how many more will there be, but I think the plan right now is at least four to five. "
The writer adds: “The idea is if we can… Shoehorn is the wrong word. It's very negative, but if you can look Chapter 4 and go, "Is it a long movie, or do you take your time, let it breathe, be its own creature like four and five?" I think that's where I would be incredibly happy. He has appropriated this character. He's made it his own in the best way possible, so it's not about deferring to a guy like Keanu. It's a matter of all of us excited to play again. "
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Tom Cruise gets a lot of credit for doing most of his own stunts, but Reeves is almost as daring. And just as old at 55. Work hard to train and entertain the public. But there are only so many bad guys that he can kill. Not to mention that the third movie ends with him barely surviving.
But director Chad Stahelski, Kolstad, and the other filmmakers have done a great job building the inner world. John wick There's room for the fourth inning, a spin-off movie, and a television show based at The Continental Hotel that ranks high throughout the franchise.
Reeves' time in the title role may be coming to an end soon, but there is much more to explore in this universe. The movies cost between $ 30 million and $ 40 million, which bears no resemblance to a Marvel or Star Wars production, and as fans continue to watch them, they expect to see many more chapters in this unique world.