John Wick creator Derek Kolstad is not writing the next two movies in the hit action series. Kolstad created the character, played by Keanue Reeves, and has written or co-written every film in the John Wick franchise to date.
The news comes via an interview with Collider to promote Kolstad’s new movie Nobody. Kolstad was asked about his involvement with John Wick 4 and 5, which will be directed by Chad Stahelski and will shot back-to-back this year. Kolstad revealed that while it wasn’t his choice not to write the movies, he’s very aware of how Hollywood works.
“It wasn’t my decision,” he said. “When you think of the contractually of these things, the third one I shared the credit with any number of people, they didn’t have to come back to me, and so they didn’t.
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