A Lionsgate executive has officially confirmed the production of John Wick: Chapter 5, as well as more spin-offs.
Every other day, someone talks about John Wick: Chapter 5 as if it's an absolute certainty that it will happen, then as if it might happen someday, then as if it probably won't happen.
This film is entering a strange degree of development hell earlier than most films. The fourth and fifth films were supposed to be announced almost simultaneously, however that was not the case.
People were confused with John Wick: Chapter 4 by the time the credits rolled because the ending looked quite decisive.
There was always the possibility that John would live, and a fifth film in this universe doesn't have to star John Wick himself.
"On the Wick side, we've got multiple spin-offs and Wick Five," Joe Drake said.
"We started to work on (it) right when the writer's strike started, and we've gotten back to work as soon as it ended."
We already know about one John Wick universe spin-off, Ballerina, and it sounds like there are plans for future television episodes, despite the fact that The Continental underperformed.
While the persona of John Wick has always been a lot of fun to watch, it was the universe that kept fans coming back, and everyone involved needs to figure out how to tap into that if Keanu Reeves decides he's done with the role.