"We're good to do a romantic comedy or something": How Keanu Reeves Jumped from 'John Wick 3' to 'John Wick 5'

    A retrospective look at the surprise announcement of 'John Wick 5' shooting back-to-back with 'John Wick 4' and Keanu Reeves' unanticipated return to the franchise.

    <p>Source: Variety</p>

    Source: Variety

    Remember the time when the 'John Wick' franchise seemed to wrap up with the third movie? Well, the gunslinger had more bullets to fire! We're throwing it back to the day Lionsgate CEO, John Feltheimer, shocked fans worldwide by declaring the existence of not just 'John Wick 4' but a fifth installment too!

    "We're good to do a romantic comedy or something": The Wick Switch

    Upon the completion of 'John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum,' Director Chad Stahelski, and franchise star Keanu Reeves, had momentarily planned to move on. Stahelski quoted to /FILM, 'Okay, time to move on. Let's go do a romantic comedy or something. We're good.' Yet, they seemed to have had a change of heart when they conjured up a 'really big' idea for the fourth movie.

    "Yeah, I'm thinking he's back (to back)": The Double Wickedness

    The world was not just going to be blessed with 'John Wick 4,' but Keanu Reeves was gearing up to shoot two sequels back-to-back, echoing his work in 'The Matrix' sequels in the early 2000s. Feltheimer stated, "We hope to shoot both John Wick 4 & 5 back to back when Keanu becomes available early next year."

    Source: Variety

    The 'John Wick' universe did not stop at five; it also expanded beyond to a spin-off, 'Ballerina,' focused on a young female assassin and the TV series 'The Continental,' based on the movie's chain of chic assassin-only hotels.

    Even after a severe fall from a building in 'John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum,' Reeves' character was far from retiring. The journey from planning to switch genres to signing up for two more action-packed sequels is a testament to the spellbinding pull of the 'John Wick' franchise. It's the 'Wick' wonder!

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