One of the biggest surprise hits of 2014 was a little movie called John Wick. The low budget action film starring Keanu Reeves flew under the radar with its marketing and didn't appear to be anything other than your run-of-the-mill shoot 'em up flick, but the film ended up drawing rave reviews and becoming a cult classic. Expectations are now much higher for the film's sequel, John Wick: Chapter 2, and so it'd make sense if John Wick 3 happens. But will a third installment of the John Wick franchise actually come out?
It sure looks that way. While nothing is certain and John Wick: Chapter 2 hasn't even been released yet, discussions have already begun for a third installment of the series. That obviously could change if John Wick: Chapter 2 lays an egg at the box office after it's released on Feb. 10, but as of right now, you've got to believe that the odds for a third movie in the series are pretty good. And that's not just blind optimism from a fan, that's coming straight from the director of the first two installments, Chad Stahelski. In an interview with Collider's Aubrey Page in October of last year, the filmmaker had this to say about a potential part three:
So it sounds like both the studio and the director are into a third John Wick movie, but what about its star? Well, fans can rest easy, because Reeves has already declared his intent to make a third film as well. Here's what the actor told EW in February when asked if he would be willing to star in a John Wick 3:
It really seems like the stars are aligning for a third John Wick movie to happen, so as long as John Wick: Chapter 2 turns a profit at the box office, I'd say another John Wick movie is all but guaranteed.