February 6, 2015
Lionsgate Wants 'JOHN WICK' To Be Their Next Action Franchise; Sequel Announced By Studio!
Just days ago co-directors Chad Stahelski and David Leitch revealed they were already developing a sequel to John Wick. The pair are currently in talks to direct Cowboy Viking Ninja next for Universal.
Today, the CEO of Lionsgate Jon Feltheimer made if official during a confrerence call via Variety. Feltheimer going even further proclaiming that “we see ‘John Wick’ as a multiple-title action franchise".
No details besides it's actually happening was announced, no word of a release date or if Reeves is expected to return as Wick.
This could likely leave their other stale franchises like The Expendables in the dust.
Keanu Reeves has been reluctant to sign-on to franchises or even sequels for that matter, but this could be another story considering the amount of detail and preparation that went into the first film. If that magic can be recreated for a franchise then I'm sure Reeves would be a bit more willing to do it.