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Chad Stahelski to oversee John Wick and Highlander universes on Film, TV and beyond

January 27th, 2024 by Marc Comments

It looks like John Wick director Chad Stahelski is set to become the Kevin Feige-like figure of not just one but two massive franchises

Stahelski will be overseeing the development of the already up-and-running John Wick universe and will also be developing the world of the Highlander, providing his upcoming reboot of the series about a group of immortals battling each other for the ultimate prize and starring Superman himself, Henry Cavill, delivers the goods.

Highlander is Stahelski’s next directing project and he will be developing it and John Wick’s worlds under the banner of 87Eleven, co-founded with David Leitch, and he will develop a “comprehensive multiplatform content strategy for both franchises [and] guide the short- and long-term creative direction, franchise strategy and strategic growth of these two iconic properties to ensure that quality, tone and vision remain consistent.”

Chad Stahelski talks his Highlander reboot and also pulling in the lore from the TV show

He won’t be doing it completely alone as he’ll be working Thunder Road’s Basil Iwanyk and Erica Lee on the John Wick universe and  Neal H. Moritz and the estate of the late Peter S Davis on Highlander.

Stahelski has previously revealed plans for more series, movies and even anime set in the John Wick world, so we can expect similar for Highlander if it’s a success… after all, there are more immortals whose stories can be told over a long period of time.

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I love the John Wick movies and can’t wait to see it expand – it blows my mind that there’s still only been one comic-book series so far set in that universe – and I can’t wait to see what comes next, with Ballerina starring Ana De Armas set for June 7, being the next part of the wider Wick-verse.

More John Wick spinoffs, a High Table series and – yes! – an anime are in development!

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Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….