John Wick 5: Everything we know so far

John Wick 5: Everything we know so far
Images via Lionsgate Entertainment

Written by 

Ben Williams

Published 

17th Mar 2023 15:55

John Wick 4 received strong critical reviews when it landed in cinemas, and since Chapters 4 and 5 of the franchise were initially said to be shot back-to-back by Lionsgate, fans will be wondering about the next entry.

So, let's get into everything we know so far about John Wick 5.

John Wick 5: Everything we know so far

John Wick in a church
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John Wick Chapter 4 and Chapter 5 were originally said to be shot back to back, but that plan was later changed and as a result, we really aren't sure when the fifth instalment in the franchise will arrive.

In a mid-March 2023 interview with The Hollywood Reporter, Chad Stahelski answered a comment on John Wick 5 by replying they'll be taking a break from the franchise.

"In our minds, Keanu and I are done for the moment. We’re going to give John Wick a rest", Stahelski said. 

Throughout the cinematic John Wick franchise, the worldwide box office take has more or less doubled with each instalment. So, if John Wick 4 performs as hoped, or "if everyone loves it and it goes kooky" as the director says, that's where the plans for John Wick 5 will start to take hold. 

"Keanu and I will take the long trip to Tokyo, we’ll sit in the Imperial Hotel Scotch Bar and go, 'What do you think?' We’ll have a couple 20-year-old whiskies and write some ideas on napkins. If those ideas stick, maybe we’ll make a movie", Stahelski elaborates. 

As the interview also touches on, the various additional projects Chad Stahelski has going are most likely a large part of the reason the stuntman-turned-film director wants to take a break from John Wick.

Along with directing film adaptations of the Ghost of Tsushima and Rainbow Six video game franchises, Stahelski's other projects in the works include the currently-in-production John Wick spin-off, Ballerina, being attached as producer.

Do we know anything about John Wick 5's cast?

Characters in John Wick
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Since we've yet to see John Wick 4, any members of John Wick 5 cast is anyone's guess - including the namesake character, since death seems to unpredictably take hold of certain characters with each entry.

On the other hand, since director Chad Stahelski has already mentioned eventually getting together with Keanu Reeves to talk about the next movie, it's safe to say the leading John Wick star would at least be a part of John Wick 5.

Do we know anything about John Wick 5's setting?

An image from John Wick
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Although John Wick's violent clashes with the criminal underworld have taken him across various worldwide locales over the franchise; Rome, Morocco, Tokyo; it's almost a guaranteed his and the Continental Hotel's home of New York City will once again be one of the settings for the fifth instalment. 

All we know otherwise about the John Wick 5 setting so far is that it's likely to be a new location for the series - as is the case with each entry.

That's all you need to know so far about the John Wick 5. For more on the hit franchise, find out the AAA John Wick game on the way, or about a John Wick Modern Warfare 2 skin

For even more John Wick news and guides, you can be sure to find them right here at GGRecon.

Ben is a Senior Guides Writer at GGRecon. Alongside his BA (Hons) in Business Management is a wealth of gaming and entertainment writing experience, having previously occupied roles as a Copywriter in e-commerce at Overclockers and Guides & SEO Writer at GameByte and FragHero. When not whipping up guides and reviews, Ben’ll be off playing the latest Pokemon games, Overwatch 2, Spider-Man, The Witcher, and Final Fantasy - all before reading manga and listening to Ice Nine Kills.

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