The leader of the John Wick franchise himself, Chad Stahelski, has confirmed that Keanu Reeves would indeed return for a John Wick: Chapter 5 if asked.
While talking to Josh Horowitz on his popular Happy Sad Confused series, Stahelski spoke on the future of the John Wick franchise, more specifically the future of the titular character himself.
Keanu Reeves Would Be Up To Do John Wick 5
The John Wick: Chapter 4 director even confirmed that he has had direct conversations with Reeves about his potential return as the now iconic assassin.
“Yeah, Keanu and I have talked,” he told Josh Horowitz, confirming that “if you asked [Reeves] right now ‘would you do John Wick 5?’ He’d be ‘f*** yeah’.”
This may come as no surprise due to the sheer joy and enthusiasm that both Reeves and Stahelski have for the franchise, not to mention the various cast and crew members that share the same feeling towards John Wick.
Reeves Would Say Yes Before Knowing Its Story
Stahelski added that despite the fact that Reeves would instantly say yes to returning as the titular star in a potential John Wick: Chapter 5 movie, he would jump at the chance before even knowing what the movie itself entails.
“He’d look and go ‘Well, what is it? I have no f***ing idea.’” is what Stahelski had to say about the matter, however, he ensured that the two would work hard on once again topping the potential sequel’s predecessors.
He even revealed that unused set pieces, ideas, and more from past John Wick movies could play a part in future instalments.
“We have a lot of set pieces, we have a lot of ideas, we have a lot of things that we didn’t go or didn’t do before. I have no doubt that we would come up with a lot of great pieces”.
John Wick 5’s Main Threat Is Top Priority
Stahelski is confident that his team would be able to top the fifth instalment’s predecessor in terms of set pieces, which doesn’t seem to be a worry.
His main concern lies in the potential story’s main message, as he told Josh Horowitz “What’s the main threat? We’re about myths, you know it’s a fable, what’s the message in the fable? What’s the moral of the story?”
Wrapping his answer to this question, Stahelski happily confirmed that everyone involved in the franchise would happily return for a fifth movie, as long as the idea was worth adapting into a sequel.
As to whether or not that “idea” has been found, which Stahelski’s answers seemingly state that it has yet to be discovered, technically remains unclear.