Towards the hit and popular John Wick action series starring Keanu Reeves a fourth part was announced some time ago, in addition to an associated TV series and more. Today, “John Wick” creator and author Derek Kolstad gives American magazine Collider a brief update on the state of production and immediately surprises fans with unexpected news.

John Wick author Derek Kolstad is no longer in parts 4 and 5

Because as we now officially know thanks to the interview Derek Kolstad is no longer involved in “John Wick 4” . While he developed the series with director Chad Stahelski and wrote the scripts for all three films, he’s no longer on the crew for parts 4 and 5 – against his will. He explains why this is the case as follows:

“No, it wasn’t my decision. If you look at the contractual side of these things, on the third movie I shared the author’s credit with some people. They didn’t have to fall back on me – and they don’t. At some point, the studio will tell you your work is done and you will say goodbye to them. I’m still friends with Chad Stahelski and David Leitch. I don’t know what’s going on, but I can’t wait to see it. ” 

More recently, Mike Finch (“American Assassin”) was named the film’s new screenwriter, but other screenwriters have already worked on the “John Wick 4” screenplay, according to Collider and Kolstad. Derek Kolstad is still on “The Continental” TV Series as a series spin-off involved. Kolstad promises that there will be some big announcements about this soon.

By the way, author Kolstad was the last in the Marvel series with two scripts in The Falcon and the Winter Soldier involved that now on Disney + has started. He is also currently working on the models for the feature film Just Cause , Splinter Cell and a Hitman -Series.

Filming will start soon in Berlin and Paris

Meanwhile, the magazine has learned from internal production sources that filming for “John Wick 4” is still in this summer in Berlin and Paris is set to begin. As a result, European metropolises are central arenas the center of the film. Then it goes to Japan and back to New York City in the US, where the predecessors are already playing. So it will also be in the new Film more and more international as far as history is concerned. But little has yet been revealed about it. The third part has already played in places in Italy and Morocco.

What’s new, however, is that – as originally intended – John Wick 5 is n’t running at the same time. In fact, the two films should probably be shot in one piece for reasons of time and cost. Now, due to the current situation with the corona pandemic, the decision has been made against her and, as before, plans to produce one movie after another.

Along with Keanu Reeves, there’s also one in the lead roles Goodbye to Ian McShane . Unfortunately, more details on the story and the cast are not yet known. There’s already a release date for it: John Wick 4 hits theaters on May 27, 2022 – close to Matrix 4’s theatrical release starring Keanu Reeves.

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