The newly announced John Wick 5 will be filmed back-to-back with the action franchise’s fourth instalment, which is currently scheduled for release on 27 May 2022.
Lionsgate CEO John Feltheimer said: “We’re busy preparing scripts for the next two instalments of our John Wick action franchise, with John Wick 4 slated to hit theatres Memorial Day weekend 2022.
“We hope to shoot both John Wick 4 & 5 back to back when Keanu becomes available early next year.”
The John Wick films follow Reeves as a retired hitman seeking revenge on the men who killed the dog given to him by his late wife. The first movie was released in 2014, with sequels following in 2017 and 2019.
In May, creator Derek Kolstad revealed that the original film got its title because Reeves kept referring to it by the wrong name. It was originally meant to be called Scorn.
“The only reason it’s called John Wick is that Keanu kept referring to it as John Wick,” Kolstad said.
“Marketing was like, ‘Dude, that’s four to five million dollars in free advertising so far, so it’s John Wick instead of Scorn. I can’t imagine it being Scorn now.”