In what is likely to become a norm for film production companies in light of all things COVID-19, Lionsgate has confirmed that both John Wick 4 & 5 sequel films will now be filming back to back next year.
In the company’s Earnings Call, the studio’s CEO John Feltheimer said:
“We’re also busy preparing scripts for the next two instalments of our John Wick action franchise, with John Wick 4 slated to hit theatres Memorial Day weekend 2022. We hope to shoot both John Wick 4 & 5 back to back when Keanu becomes available early next year.”
I can really see this being the new normal for major film franchises for a while to come if you can keep all the cast and crew in a protective bubble, it will be easier to maintain that and continue filming, much in the same way the Avengers: Infinity War and End Game were shot though before the pandemic took over the world. Keanu Reeves himself is no stranger to this style of filming as he did the same for The Matrix : Reloaded and Revelations films back in the early 2000’s.