John Wick: Chapter 2

The two John Wick movies have thus far only offered tantalizing teases of its universe’s crazy assassin mythology, with secret murder hotels, homeless kings, and tactical tailoring. But Chapter 2 director Chad Stahelski says the next film will finally dig into the “intricacies of the world.” That comes from an interview with Collider, in which Stahelski explains that the plan for Chapter 3 is “not so much to go bigger,” but to focus on “different subtleties” that were left out of Chapter 2. He doesn’t want to “blow up a freeway”—which seems like a specific nod to one of John Wick star Keanu Reeves’ Matrix movies—but rather make “cooler and more intricate” set pieces.

Future movies will also delve into John Wick’s backstory a bit more, but it’ll be hinted at through action instead of being specifically laid out. Stahelski’s hope is that people will be able to have arguments with their friends about who they think John Wick is based on clues given in the movies, so the fun of that would be taken away if they explain ever detail of his life. Stahelski doesn’t know if he’ll direct the next John Wick movie, but he does say that he’s “super involved,”and implies that he’d like to stick with the series.