John Wick 5: will the action thriller have a possible sequel after Keanu Reeves’ character’s death?

John Wick 4 starring Keanu Reeves

Keanu Reeves in John Wick 4 ends the storyline with a captivating gun-battle. As the sun rises on the church steps, Reeves seems to fall into an eternal sleep. Portraying his death on a rather mysterious note, we have to ask if the after-credits scene points towards a possible sequel for John Wick 5. The possible sequel of John Wick 5 is anticipatory and possible.

Keanu Reeves as John Wick in part 4
John Wick 4 fight scene at the Osaka Continental. (Image via Rolling Stone)

 Keanu Reeves in his prime has delivered a splendid performance in the John Wick franchise. We are left with the question as to whether the death of the protagonist is another twist in the story or a painful reality.

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John Wick has faced several intense gun battles. The final part of John Wick 4 shows Wick fighting against a whole city of assassins. This brings out the question of whether Wick was fated for a simple death or whether is death an allegory. The answer to such conflicting narratives is mostly subjective in nature.

John Wick in the movie John Wick 4
The Church dialogue in John Wick 4. (Image via Lionsgate Movies)

The death of John Wick marks the beginning of another spin-off. Director Chad Stahelski points out a possibility of a sequel, but all decisions still seem to be under consideration. The president of Lionsgate Motion Picture Group Joe Drake also points out a possibility.

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The death of Wick might be yet another allegory, and he might just return from the dead in the upcoming parts of the franchise. The possibility is exciting but an actual death will take a toll on the audience. Many are still anticipating a return.

Keanu Reeves’s legacy and his role in John Wick

Keanu Reeves plays an active role as the protagonist of the John Wick franchise. The character of Wick is centered upon themes of grief, revenge, and peace. While Wick is constantly searching for an end to all of his underlying pain, there is also an element of predictability in his moves throughout the franchise.

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John Wick as he deliberates with Winston in John Wick 4. (Image via Lionsgate Movies)
  • Keanu Reeves’ popularity is a product of the Matrix and John Wick franchises. The character of John Wick becomes an integral part of the franchise as it breeds the central themes of an action thriller.
  • The incoming of John Wick into the screens marked the beginning of a sub-culture of a ‘good killer’.

Will there be a sequel or will the creators give the narrative a different angle?

There is a possibility that the incoming sequel to the John Wick franchise diverts the narrative to other possible domains. It might lead to possible disfranchisement of the whole show. The original creators are yet to decide on a possible course of action, but possibilities exist in the public gaze.

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Keanu Reeves’ Wick during the final showdown of John Wick 4. (Image via Lionsgate Movies)

Director Chad Stahelski denies any possible claims which might bring any light toward promises. The producers are also not very keen on disclosing any future course of action. But the possibility that the narrative will most likely feature a different angle was recently published by IMDB.

IMDB releases video on a possible John Wick spin-off

Therefore, it is only a matter of time before we discover the truth about the possibilities of the series.

Conclusion

The part where the protagonist dies is a point of convergence and divergence. It interlinks both the pain of loss and the need for a substitution. This is where the role of a sequel to John Wick 4 comes in. Whether it is John Wick 5 or a spinoff into something similar, the wait will soon be over.

Is there going to be a John Wick 5?

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