Director Chad Stahelski attributes the success of the John Wick franchise to the influence of Bruce Lee. Stahelski praised Lee's ability to incorporate storytelling into his fight choreography, stating that Lee understood more than just martial arts and philosophy; he understood cinema. Stahelski also emphasized Lee's on-screen persona, noting his combination of innocence and arrogance. He explained that many actors and franchises, including John Wick, have been influenced by Lee's vulnerability and his focus on doing the right thing rather than always winning. Bruce Lee, who died at the age of 32, is widely regarded as one of the most influential action stars of all time, and he played a crucial role in popularizing martial arts films in the West. Stahelski's John Wick franchise has also had a significant impact on contemporary action films, with its success inspiring multiple films and spin-offs. John Wick: Chapter 4 is set to release this year, and a TV prequel and a spinoff called Ballerina are also in the works.