With John Wick: Chapter 4 opening to a franchise-best $137.5 million worldwide (incl. $73.5M domestic), the demand to see more Baba Yaga has never been higher.
While both Keanu Reeves and director Chad Stahelski have been fairly adament about letting the character rest for now, as they pursue new creative endeavors, Lionsgate is understandably keen on making more John Wick movies, with Lionsgate Motion Picture Group Chair Joe Drake telling Deadline that they hope to continue this series for as long as they can, “We’re not ready to say goodbye to Keanu with this franchise. It’s what alternative there will be... There’s a lot of different things that we can do... I’ve seen this movie five times in the last week. I can see the way that the audience moves him.”
Wick's return may be TBD, but fortunately, fans won't have to wait too long to revisit the world of the High Table as Drake shares that The Continental series is currently eyeing a Fall 2023 premiere date on Peacock. “The episodes are nearly finished,” he says.
Then, we'll pick up with the prequel film Ballerina, which stars Academy Award-nominee Ana de Armas (Knives Out; No Time to Die) in the lead role and is set between the events of Chapter 3 and Chapter 4. Franchise mainstays Keanu Reeves, Ian McShane, and the late Lance Reddick will all reprise their respective roles in the Len Wiseman-directed spinoff.
As for when the film will grace the silver screen, Drake teases a likely Spring or Summer 2024 release date.
A photo recently surfaced of the Oscar-nominated actress with her co-star Norman Reedus. Check it out below: