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‘John Wick’ director assures us Keanu Reeves is still on board


People keep saying it, but we have to hear it from Keanu Reeves.

“John Wick: Chapter 4” director Chad Stahelski said on a recent episode of the “Happy Sad Confused” podcast that star Keanu Reeves is on board to make another film in the franchise.

Host Josh Horowitz highlighted the success of the latest film, noting, “I’m sure the studio wants another one.”

“Did you have a drink with Keanu?” he asked Stahelski about the two discussing a possible fifth installment in the franchise.

“Yes, Keanu and I have spoken,” Stahelski said. “Keanu, if you ask him now, ‘Would you do John Wick 5? He’d be like, “Fuck yeah!” But then he would look and say, “Well, what is it? I have no fucking idea.’

The director said there was no rush because they had a lot of sets, as well as some things they hadn’t had a chance to do in other movies. Stahelski said that if he had an idea for a fifth film, “within 30 seconds I’d be phoning Keanu and we’d be riffing”.

“I have no doubt that we would find a lot of great pieces,” Stahelski said. “It’s just what’s the common thread?”

Lionsgate Motion Picture Group president Joe Drake told Deadline in March that the studio isn’t ready to let Reeves go as a popular action hero – despite some indications that his time may be coming to an end.

“We’re not ready to say goodbye to Keanu with this franchise,” Drake said. “It’s about knowing what alternative there will be.”

‘John Wick’ producer Basil Iwanyk later told Deadline that more will be known in September, citing that Stahelski and Reeves were due to take a trip to Japan this month and could discuss it around. of a whiskey.

“Once they get over their hangover, if Keanu and Chad have found something cool, if they have an organic way back that doesn’t look like bullshit, then there will be a ‘John Wick 5 ‘” Iwanyk told the publication. “This trip to Japan is like waiting for a ship to come out of the smoke, but that’s the impetus.”

In the meantime, fans of the franchise can look forward to the “Ballerina” spin-off, starring Ana de Armas in which Reeves is set to appear.

CNN reached out to a representative for Reeves for comment.