John Wick 5 Confirmed, Filming Will Start As Soon As Chapter 4 Is Complete
John Wick 4 has been subject to so many delays that Lionsgate will start shooting its sequel as soon as Chapter 4 is finished.
The majority of Hollywood is in a state of limbo right now and has been since the end of March. Movies scheduled for release since the start of the pandemic were bumped up to this summer, and some later in the year. However, some of the shifted summer releases have had to be bumped again as the pandemic continues, and it's also not looking good for movies due to hit theaters later in the year.
Delayed release dates will also have an effect on the future, even if the pandemic were to come to an end today. If other dates aren't shifted to make room for the delayed releases, then there will be a period where dozens of movies are released all at once. Chances are when things begin to return to normal, we will start to see a domino effect.
That domino effect has already started to take hold. John Wick 4 was supposed to hit theaters during the summer of 2021. However, Lionsgate has made the decision to delay the movie's release a full 12 months. What's more, the studio's CEO John Feltheimer revealed this week that the movie's release has been delayed for so long, that work on Chapter 5 will start as soon as filming wraps on Chapter 4.
"We hope to shoot both John Wick 4 and 5 back-to-back when Keanu becomes available early next year," Feltheimer revealed. That would ensure John Wick 4 sticks to its new release date of Memorial Day weekend 2022. Unfortunately, as was the case for a little while, it will no longer be released on the same weekend as the fourth installment in The Matrix franchise.
That would have been quite the weekend for Keanu fans. This is still good news for the actor and his fanbase, though. Reeves is going to be kept very busy with his two most well-known roles in the coming years. On top of that, Reeves has also admitted interest in reviving the Constantine saga, which has remained untouched since 2005.