Ian McShane Says That the JOHN WICK Franchise Could Go for Another 10 Years
Ever since we first witnessed Keanu Reeves as John Wick embark on his mission of revenge, audiences have been captivated by his ultra-violent and badass way of delivering justice. John Wick is just such a great character, and I love that his story has continued to be told over the course of three films.
Three movies may not be enough, though, to contain all of character’s awesomeness. The franchise could easily continue if the creative talent has more stories they want to tell and they do. John Wick co-star Ian McShane recently told Collider that the franchise could still be going in 10 years. When asked about it he said:
"Probably in 10 years, John Wick would still be going. You never know, Keanu might be running the [Continental] hotel and everything by then."
"John Wick, the world of John Wick is being explored in the next one. That will be more about the High Table, you find out more about him, his background, whatever. Preparing for who knows what the hell will happen next time. It gets bigger. I think you'll enjoy that too."
That’s great to hear! Director Chad Stahelski previously said that he could make these John Wick films for the rest of his career. He and Reeves apparently have a ton of ideas!
“I enjoy making these movies because there’s no limit. We create our own mythology, and we have a studio that both stays out of our way and supports us on the wacky decisions. If people go see the movie, and it makes money, and they came back to us, Keanu and I have ideas for days. I could live here for the rest of my career. If people like it and want to watch more, I could think of way worse ways to spend your career. But, you know, we’re in the entertainment business. We’ll let the audience figure that out.”
It sounds to me like there are definitely going to be more John Wick movies coming in the future. There’s also a TV series in development called The Continental that we have to look forward to! I’m looking forward to seeing what the future of this franchise holds.
John Wick: Chapter 3 - Parabellum hits theaters on May 17th.