The Continental takes place 40 years before the events of the John Wick series and is centered around a chain of hotels located all around the world that function as a neutral territory for members of the criminal underworld.
In August 2020, Lionsgate CEO Jon Feltheimer confirmed that a fifth film was also being developed. It was intended to be shot back-to-back with the fourth installment in early 2021, but later, Lionsgate said they opted to delay production and move forward with Chapter 4 alone.
In May 2019, prior to the release of John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum, Chad Stahelski confirmed on a Reddit “Ask Me Anything” thread that there has been a discussion for another film. Lionsgate officially announced the film during John Wick 3’s opening week, with a scheduled release date of May 21, 2021.
Lionsgate confirmed today that John Wick 5 is a go. It will be shot back-to-back with John Wick 4 next year.