‘John Wick’ Director Chad Stahelski Talks About Plans for Production of ‘John Wick 3’
OutdoorHub Reporters 05.31.17
If you caught the film, John Wick: Chapter 2, it ended with a massive cliffhanger, leaving fans gripping their arm rests and shouting for more. Well, it appears fans will be getting their wish as John Wick 3 is said to be in the works.
The good news for fans hopeful of another sequel is that John Wick: Chapter 2 grossed more than twice as much as the first, so John Wick 3 should be green lit and ready to go whenever production gets things together.
The Collider reports that while the movie is almost ready to go, a director isn’t currently set in place and ready to shoot.
David Leitch, who directed the first John Wick, didn’t return for Chapter 2 because he was working on another movie. That made room for co-director Chad Stahelski to take the reigns for the Chapter 2, but now he’s attached to another project and may not be available to film John Wick 3.
Stahelski is reportedly very involved in the planning of the next chapter of John Wick and hopes everything works out time wise for him to work on John Wick 3.
As for what to expect in this action packed trilogy, Stahelski has a very clear vision for where he wants to go in terms of expanding this popular franchise:
“We want, not so much to go bigger on the third one, but to show you more of the intricacies of the world… I feel like there are all these different subtleties that I skipped over in Number Two, that I’d like to go back to on [chapter three] and show you the inner workings of different parts of New York. So rather than massive set pieces, I’d like to show you cooler and more intricate ones… I think it would be a mistake budget wise and creatively to just go big and blow up a freeway. That’s not our gig. That’s a comic book or a Bond gig. We want to show you cool and intricate details. What are those little details in everyday life? Hopefully – we make people look at garbage collectors and cleaner vans and homeless people a little differently now.”