Everything We Know About 'John Wick 5' So Far

Thursday, Lionsgate officially announced a fifth installment for the John Wick franchise starring Keanu Reeves. John Wick fans were overjoyed by the announced return of the dog-loving semi-retired assassin.

Lionsgate CEO Jon Feltheimer held a conference call to discuss the studio's upcoming projects. John Wick 4 was originally scheduled to hit theaters next year. But the fourth installment moved its release date back by two years, in order to film the fifth sequel at the same time. John Wick 5 is being written as we speak.

About three months ago, screenwriter Derek Kolstad spoke to Comic Book about writing the upcoming sequels. Kolstad discussed trying to figure out how to end the action-packed franchise on a satisfying note, a feat which as you can probably imagine isn't one that's done easily.

Kolstad said, "I think it's one of those things too, where it's not a matter of since you're looking at the fourth and the fifth and you're looking at capping off the series in a satisfying way, where all the loose ends are wrapped up and your hero gets to ride off into the sunset."

"Be it Gene Autry or Shane, there's no rush. There's always a rush. It's Hollywood, it's a business," he said. "There's money to be spent, money to be invested and film to shoot, but when you get to this stage, it is both a luxury and a curse."

Whatever Kolstad's concerns, fans who picked up on the news starting Thursday were thrilled to hear the good news. John Wick 4, like so many other features slated to premiere after March 2020, was forced to change its schedule when the pandemic caused movie theatres to shutter their doors in order to help stop the spread of COVID-19.

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BERLIN, GERMANY - MAY 06: Canadian actor Keanu Reeves poses at the "John Wick: Chapter 3 ñ Parabellum" photocall at Hotel De Rome on May 6, 2019 in Berlin, Germany. WireImage/Isa Foltin

The new lead singer of Journey, Arnel Pineda mentioned, "I love this and getting really excited for John Wick 4 and John Wick 5!"

i love this & getting really excited for #JohnWick4 & #JohnWick5 😱 https://t.co/Ibxl6bh872

— Arnel Pineda (@arnelpineda) August 7, 2020

@AmarSaric88 teased, "This is how Keanu is gonna be after John Wick 5 comes out!"

This is how Keanu is gonna be after John Wick 5 comes out: pic.twitter.com/IWp3m0wwPI

— Amar Saric (@AmarSaric88) August 6, 2020

Jemar Tisby, author of The Color of Compromise, wrote, "Keep them coming!"

Keep 'em coming! #JohnWick4 #JohnWick5 https://t.co/QlULuPOOu6

— Jemar Tisby (@JemarTisby) August 6, 2020

@razerview_ tweeted, "John Wick could become the franchise the Fast and the Furious always wanted to be."

John Wick could become the franchise the Fast and the Furious always wanted to be. #JohnWick #JohnWick5 pic.twitter.com/Pil8r7YQem

— Kaneda Shotoro (@razerview_) August 7, 2020

@dschoubey_tw quoted, "People keep asking if he's back and I haven't really had an answer. But now, yeah I'm thinking he's back."

People keep asking if he's back and I haven't really had an answer.. but now yeah I'm thinking he's back.#JohnWick5 #Lionsgate #KeanuReeves pic.twitter.com/rK2ojplneX

— D S Choubey (@dschoubey_tw) August 7, 2020

@gabrielleleigh9 stated, "John Wick 5 has been greenlit and this is the best news in months! All deities bless Keanu Reeves for his tireless work to be the hottest guy to ever wear a suit!"

#johnwick5 has been greenlit and this is the best news in months. All deities bless Keanu Reeves for his tireless work to be the hottest guy to ever wear a suit.

— Joanna Wick, but with lapsos (@gabrielleleigh9) August 6, 2020

Newsweek reached out to a representative for Reeves for comment but did not hear back before publication.