John Wick Week

A week-long celebration of all things John Wick, from the original movies to the franchise's first official spinoff: The Continental. (New stories September 18 to 22, 2023.)

John Wick Week
The 10 Best John Wick Knockoff Movies, Ranked

It takes more than neon nightclubs and gun-fu to emulate the legendary franchise.

Sony Pictures
Feature

How John Wick Became a Haven for Direct-to-Video Action Stars

ByBrandon Streussnig

More than a comeback vehicle for Keanu Reeves, John Wick became a launch pad for the greatest DTV stars.

Opinion

John Wick's First Spinoff is Still Missing a Fundamental Part of the Franchise

ByAlex Welch

What is the John Wick series without its leading man?

Retrospective

John Wick’s Most Iconic Movie Homage Elevated the Franchise to Greatness

ByJake Kring-Schreifels

With one Bruce Lee tribute, the John Wick franchise’s trajectory was forever changed.

Review

'The Continental' Is the Rare Spin-Off That Justifies Its Existence

ByLyvie Scott

The world of John Wick just keeps getting bigger. The Continental proves that isn’t a mistake.

The Inverse Interview

'The Continental' Director Learned a Crucial Lesson From Star Wars on How to Make a Spinoff

ByLyvie Scott

Peacock’s John Wick spin-off is a love letter to the ‘70s.

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2024’s Bloodiest Revenge Thriller Breathes New Life Into a Stale Genre

ByJake Kleinman

“Yeah, I'm thinking I'm back!”

Retrospective

The John Wick Franchise Evolved by Throwing Out Its Only Rule

BySam Comrie

Don’t expect the security deposit back.

News

'John Wick: Chapter 4's Best Character is Getting a Spin-Off Movie

ByLyvie Scott

Donnie Yen was a perfect addition to Wick’s world, and now he’ll get his own adventure.

Movies

Can the John Wick Franchise Survive Without Keanu Reeves?

ByLyvie Scott

Another John Wick spinoff will test the limits of the blockbuster franchise.

Movies

Donnie Yen Is Set to Revamp a Controversial Martial Arts Franchise

ByLyvie Scott

After stealing the show in John Wick 4, Yen might team up with another Hollywood heavyweight.

Retrospective

The Most Overrated Thriller of the Century Helped Save Action Movies

ByMark Hill

In 2008, Liam Neeson made a powerful warning about trusting the French.

Movies

Chad Stahelski’s 'Highlander' Reboot Should Bring Back Its Most Controversial Idea

ByRyan Britt

The new Highlander will likely be great. But let’s keep this series weird, shall we?

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When You Come For the King, You Better Not Miss

ByJake Kleinman

There’s a new John Wick knockoff in theaters, but the original is still your best bet for a good time.

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'The Beekeeper': Inside Jason Statham’s Buzzy New Action Thriller

ByJake Kleinman

Director David Ayer and antagonist actor Josh Hutcherson unpack their latest movie.

Movies

'John Wick 5' Could Still Happen — But There Would Be a Twist

ByLyvie Scott

“It won’t be like six months later from John Wick 4.”