The fast developing John Wick universe is extending to anime following the release of its first live-action spinoff, The Continental. A new animated series based on the John Wick franchise is currently in development, according to Chad Stahelski, who directed all four of Keanu Reeves’s blockbuster flicks.
The project, in contrast to The Continental, will include Stahelski on a personal level and will rely largely on the media, which is ideal for the thrilling world of the assassin.
Thanks to Stahelski letting us in on the intriguing, secretive project, here’s all we know about the John Wick anime series so far, even though it’s still in its early stages of development. Just for the time being.
John Wick Anime Plot
While details on the plot of the John Wick anime series are scarce, director Chad Stahelski recently shared his hopes for the project in an interview with The Discourse Podcast. In a collision:
“So we’re really looking forward to that; we’re really excited about it because we’re doing that and a Japanese anime because I love Japanese anime so much. So to create all the cool stories that anime could achieve better than we could and the TV show to expand our world, we’ll still get our fix, you know what I mean? And we’ll still have all the fun.”
The project allegedly originated from Stahelski’s desire to be more engaged in future John Wick spinoffs following his inability to do so with The Continental, according to ScreenRant.
Who is in the Cast of John Wick Anime Series?
No cast members for the anime series have been announced yet. But there are plenty of badass characters in the John Wick universe, voiced by performers who could easily reprise their roles in an animated adaptation. Assuming the anime delves into the events preceding and/or interspersed with the movie, securing Keanu Reeves’s participation would be a tremendous coup.
John Wick Anime Series Release Date
If Stahelski is to be believed, the John Wick anime series is still in the works since Lionsgate has not yet teamed up with an animation studio. A release in 2025 seems more probable than in late 2024, which would be the best case situation. Additionally, a streaming platform has not been announced, so there are still some details that require finalization.