John Wick 4 Was Always Meant To Be The Character's Farewell. 

According to Chad Stahelski, John Wick: Chapter 4 was always meant to be the main character's farewell.  

The purpose of the fourth film, according to him and Reeves, 

was to provide a satisfying ending to this character's journey after creating his story and this world for so many years. 

He added that they weren't happy with how John Wick's story concluded in the third film. 

With John Wick 5 reported to be in the early stages of development, fans' reactions to John Wick's death at the end of John Wick: Chapter 4 have been mixed.

Stahelski discussed how he believed this was the best approach to wrap up John Wick's ,

odyssey in an exclusive chat with Screen Rant for the digital and home release of John Wick: Chapter 4. 

He explained how he and Reeves were committed to giving John Wick a dignified send-off in the character's concluding chapter.