John Wick: Chapter 4 has the feel of a final chapter as the story of Mr. Wick seems to be concluded. However, the movie’s huge success makes the studio, Lionsgate, want more. Continental is a prequel series and a Ballerina spin-off is on the way, but the studio is keen to do more with Reeves in tow.
If you’ve seen the movie, the end of the journey seems to be the end of revenge and retribution for John Wick. However, it can be interpreted either way, if Wick actually rested or not. Chad Stahelski, the maestro behind the series, revealed to Collider that several issues have arisen. There is a break with the extra bits that optimistically show you that John did indeed survive the duel, then the one in the final cut that is left more ambiguous. It allowed the audience to test which one would end up being used for the theatrical release.
Stahelski explained how he argued with Lionsgate about the ending and how they finally confirmed his vision: “I’ll tell you what, I shoot two ways ending, you know, one extra little shot, two extra minutes of shots. . You know he’s alive, and it’s important to leave that to the audience, and it’s important to prove both.’ […] And they were super cool. They let me down throughout the movie. […] … and you know, the test audience was very pleased with that, which is the end you see guys…”
The world of Wick is rich with characters that can express the freedom to continue without the Wardens. Chapter 4 is especially ripe with these characters, as star Donnie Ven has ideas for a Caine spin-off. The audience also responded well to the debut of Rina Sawayama and her character Akira, which the producers want to explore.