John Wick Chapter Two: Keanu Reeves and director Chad Stahelski update on Chapter 3 and TV spin-off

With ‘John Wick: Chapter Two’ hitting cinemas this week, attention is already turning to the future of the franchise, and what’s in store next for the super-assassin world.

Director Chad Stahelski has stated he wants to make a trilogy of films and that Lionsgate (the studio behind the film in the US) is exploring the possibility of a spin-off TV series, so what’s the latest on both of those projects, and what can we expect?

Beware of ‘Chapter Two’ spoilers coming up…

Keanu's back as deadly assassin John Wick (Credit: Warner Bros.)
Keanu’s back as deadly assassin John Wick (Credit: Warner Bros.)

“If the audience likes [‘John Wick: Chapter Two’] and we get an opportunity to do ‘Chapter Three’, I think we should start right after the end of ‘Chapter Two’ and see what happens,” Keanu Reeves told Yahoo Movies.

“John’s running for his life, there are a lot of people who want to kill him, so let’s see what happens.”

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Chad Stahelski admits a large part of ‘Chapter Three’ was actually culled from ‘Chapter Two’ to save on running time, and he already knows how the trilogy will end.

“‘Two’ was supposed to be a bigger movie than it was,” the former stuntman-turned-director explained.

Yeah, we're guessing he's back (Credit: Warner Bros.)
Yeah, we’re guessing he’s back (Credit: Warner Bros.)

“We pushed two hours, and we wanted to land around an hour forty, an hour forty-five, but there was just so much to do. So where we ended ‘Chapter Two’ was a natural place. We had more of a world built and so we want to pick it up where that is and continue that too. We know where we want [‘Chapter Three’] to end, so that’s good.”

As for the proposed television series, Stahleski admits it’s in early stages of development, but he’d like to see it centred around the Continental (the hotel that acts as a hub for the cabal of hitmen), telling the prequel story of John Wick leading up to the events of the first film.

Reeves agrees, saying a TV series around the comings and goings at the Continental would be “an organic fit.”

‘John Wick: Chapter Two’ is coming to UK cinemas nationwide on Friday, 17 February. Watch a clip below.

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