Chad Stahelski, the director of the John Wick movie and its three sequels, recently made an unofficial announcement which is sure the make the fans of the franchise rejoice.
Joining an episode of The Discourse Podcast, the director talked in depth about the content that is currently being developed around the John Wick movies, including the recent prequel series The Continental, and his meagre involvement in it.
During the course of this discussion, Stahelski revealed that John Wick‘s anime adaptation was currently in the works. According to him, this anime adaptation is separate from a TV Series for John Wick which is currently being developed along with Lionsgate.
Based on what Stahelski, who stated his love for anime, revealed in the podcast, John Wick‘s anime adaptation could also be a TV Series. He was of the opinion that the stories that will be adapted will be best portrayed through the medium of Japanese anime.
“So we’re really looking forward to that; we’re really excited about it because we’re doing [a TV show] and a Japanese anime because I love Japanese anime so much,” Stahelski said in the podcast. “So to create all the cool stories that anime could achieve better than we could and the TV show to expand our world, we’ll still get our fix, you know what I mean? And we’ll still have all the fun.”
No further details about the anime adaptation has been revealed yet.
John Wick is an American neo-noir action thriller media franchise created by Derek Kolstad. It follows the exploits of John Wick, a former hitman who is drawn back into the criminal underworld he had previously abandoned after the death of his dog.
The franchise’s first movie instalment was John Wick in 2014, followed by three sequels: Chapter 2 in 2017, Chapter 3 – Parabellum in 2019, and Chapter 4 in 2023. All the four movies were directed by Chad Stahelski. A fifth instalment, titled John Wick 5, is also in the works.
The franchise has various spin-offs in development, beginning with the limited series The Continental: From the World of John Wick debuting in 2023, and the film Ballerina releasing in 2024.
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