John Wick is a highly popular action film franchise that follows the story of the titular character, John Wick, portrayed by Keanu Reeves. Director Chad Stahelski has officially announced intentions to include Halle Berry’s character in upcoming installments of the John Wick franchise. In Chapter 3 – Parabellum, Berry portrayed Sofia Al-Azwar, a skilled assassin overseeing the Casablanca Continental Hotel, who John Wick seeks assistance from by invoking an old marker. Their interaction concluded on a tense note, as Sofia’s involvement in the demise of a High Table member and her role in leading John to the Elder created discord between them.
The Potential Return of Sofia
During a recent episode of The Joe Rogan Experience, Chad Stahelski, the director of the Movie’s franchise, provided confirmation regarding discussions with Halle Berry and the studio about the potential return of her character, Sofia, in future installments as per Screenrant. Stahelski also revealed that there are multiple undisclosed projects in development that expand upon the world of John Wick. While he didn’t divulge specifics about where Sofia’s character would fit into the franchise’s future, he expressed optimism about the quality of these forthcoming projects. Here’s what he had to say on the matter:
“Yes, we have had ongoing discussions to explore other projects within the Wick universe. I don’t particularly like the term ‘spinoff,’ but they are aiming to develop additional satellite projects. Hopefully, these projects will be of high quality and resonate with the audience.”
Another Exciting Addition to the Chad Stahelski’s Universe
At present, two spinoff projects within the John Wick franchise have been officially confirmed. One is a film titled “Ballerina,” featuring Ana de Armas in the lead role, while the other is a limited series called “The Continental,” which delves into Winston’s ascent to authority and explores the origins of the New York Continental Hotel. Additionally, Chad Stahelski has confirmed the development of another television series set in the John Wick universe, although specific details about this project remain undisclosed. As for the total number of planned spinoffs alongside the recently announced John Wick 5, it remains uncertain.
The Potential for a Sofia-Centric Project in the John Wick Universe
There is a possibility of a project centered around Halle Berry’s character, Sofia, in the John Wick franchise. This project could either take place after the events of John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum or explore Sofia’s story before those events, with Keanu Reeves reprising his role as John Wick. In 2022, Berry confirmed that discussions were underway for a Sofia-centric movie, although specific details about the potential project were not disclosed. Additionally, franchise producer Erica Lee expressed interest in delving into the ongoing themes of dogs and their origins, either through Sofia’s character or Shamier Anderson’s character, Mr. Nobody. This suggests a potential avenue for exploration within a Sofia-focused film.
Sofia’s character offers ample opportunities for further exploration and a potential return to the John Wick franchise following the events of the upcoming Chapter. Whether as a standalone project or as part of future installments, there remains untapped material to delve into her story. A spinoff movie could potentially showcase Sofia teaming up with Mr. Nobody, enabling her to impart her knowledge of utilizing dogs in combat, a vital element that has been prominently featured in both John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum and the highly praised Chapter 4. This is just one of the numerous possibilities for a Sofia-centric spinoff, contingent on the success of the upcoming spinoffs in both theaters and on television.