Keanu Reeves appeared to meet his end in John Wick: Chapter 4, which was released in March and grossed a remarkable $187.1 million domestically and $426.5 million worldwide on a projected $100 million budget.
The film’s ending foreshadows the demise of Reeves’ legendary character, with Winston (Ian McShane) and The Bowery King (Laurence Fishburn) paying their respects at John’s cemetery.
While the franchise continues on with the planned prequel TV series, The Continental, which will premiere on the Peacock streaming service on September 22, producer Basil Iwaynk said in a recent interview with Collider that Reeves wanted a “definitive” exit in the fourth film.
There is, however, a “10% little opening” that could pave the way for his comeback.
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Reeves often finds the process physically and mentally exhausting after the second, third, and fourth installments.
He even indicated a desire to be “definitively killed” at the end of the fourth film, albeit the filmmakers maintained a minor possibility for his resurrection.
While the future of the John Wick franchise is unknown, Iwanyk stressed the team’s strong ties and collective enthusiasm for the series.
They are excited to see what the future holds for the legendary character and his universe, and they are committed to telling a great story rather than forcing another installment.