John Wick is a film – and now franchise – that has become enormously popular among fans of the action genre. The sequel to the initial film will be released in February, but the creative team behind John Wick is already looking ahead to the third instalment, and even a possible TV series.
While it seems like another sequel belongs in the distant future, at least at this stage, the minds behind John Wick are still churning out concepts for titular character’s next adventure. Collider recently did an interview with Chad Stahelski where he all but confirmed a third film, and it looks like a prequel series could be in development as well.
SlashFilm had a conversation with Stahelski and writer Derek Kolstad, who remain interested in telling the backstory of John Wick, though it’s not something they felt they could conceivably work into the present feature films, nor the one they have sketched out. An option they are contemplating is telling that story in a more serialised way. Stahelski and Kolstad spoke about the possibilities:
“Well, we’re not doing a prequel [with Chapter 2]. We wanted to, it just didn’t fit quite where we’re at….We basically almost have a prequel written, but we’d save that for other aspects of the property. Lionsgate is very interested in doing a John Wick TV show, and that seems very appealing to us, to give those creative ideas to that entity, because I think in TV you could really expand on what that is, and greater than we could in just a two-hour film. We’d like to wrap-up the story we’re telling now and maybe save all our prequel ideas and impossible task ideas for that medium.”
Fans of John Wick should be pleased, as it looks like the franchise has a long way to go with its protagonist.
John Wick: Chapter 2 will be released in the US on February 10th.