John Wick director expands universe and jumps into Highland Saga

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Find out how John Wick director Chad Stahelski is reimagining the future of two iconic franchises

In a surprise for fans, Chad Stahelski, the director of the John Wick saga, has confirmed the exciting news of the franchise’s future and the long-awaited Highlander reboot. Stahelski, who directed all four John Wick installments and is directing the Highlander reboot, has gained full creative control over both properties in a new deal with Lionsgate.

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According to Stahelsky, the future

Lionsgate took a big step by giving Stahelski creative control over all media platforms for these two franchises, including film and television. This move is part of a strategy to maintain the quality, tone and look of these universes. The director will work with producers Basil Ewank and Erica Lee on John Wick, and for Highlander with Neal H.

Breaking the franchise’s record-breaking success with John Wick: Stahelski, who grossed more than $440 million, is already involved in the development of John Wick 5. Lionsgate has confirmed that the sequel will not be made without the participation of this legendary actor.

Ballerina and the mountain rose again

John Wick’s expansion doesn’t just stop at the movies. It has expanded its universe with series such as The Continental and, now extended, Ballerina Ad, a spinoff starring Ana de Armas. This new film promises to delve into the story of a dancer who seeks revenge for her family’s murder.

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The Highlander reboot starring Henry Cavill is another big bet from Stahelski. In the year Based on the original film in 1986 and the episodes of the television series that aired between 1992 and 1998, this project seeks to revive the story for a new generation, with a premiere in 2026.

Influence and legacy in action cinema

Keanu Reeves, as John Wick, created the action genre with his thrilling performance and unmatched stage presence. In the year The saga, which began in 2014, not only revived Reeves’ career, but also set a new standard for action sequences and combat. Wick’s character, with its complex relentless intensity and emotional depth, resonated deeply with audiences, becoming a cultural icon. This success is reflected in the constant expansion of the John Wick universe, which continues to captivate fans with each new installment.

John Wick’s influence is evident in many action film series. Compared to other popular action heroes, Wick stands out for its realistic fighting style and emotional narrative. Unlike traditional heroes, Wick is a more exaggerated character, an evolution in the “action hero” archetype. This approach has influenced the way action stories are told and viewed on the big screen, creating a new paradigm in the genre. Stahelski and Reeves’ contributions to modern action cinema are revolutionary and lasting.

Stahelsky vision

Stahelski’s influence on action cinema is undeniable. With his creative vision and ability to reinvent and expand the cinematic universe, the director has positioned himself as a benchmark in the industry. A commitment to quality and consistency in these franchises promises to deliver unforgettable cinematic experiences to fans.

Finally, fans can enjoy Season 4 of the current John Wick series on streaming platforms such as Starz, Prime Video and Apple TV. Meanwhile, interest in Stahelski’s next projects continues to grow, marking a new era in the world of action cinema.