Keanu Reeves Requested to Be ‘Definitively Killed’ in ‘John Wick 4’ – ReportMirror


[Editor’s Note: The following story contains spoilers for “John Wick: Chapter 4.”]

Keanu Reeves was prepared to put down arms after enjoying retired murderer John Wick over 4 movies.

In accordance with “John Wick: Chapter 4” franchise producer Basil Iwanyk, actor Reeves requested to “definitively” be killed off within the newest film, which ends with a shot of his headstone. Reeves additionally famously does most of his personal stunts for the movies.

“After the second, third, and fourth film, making these movies is so exhausting and it destroys Keanu, bodily and emotionally,” Iwanyk advised Collider. “By the top, he’s all the time like, ‘I can’t do that once more,’ and we agree with him. The man is only a shell of himself as a result of he simply goes off and goes for it.”

Iwanyk continued, “He was like, ‘I need to be definitively killed on the finish of this film.’ We have been like, ‘You understand, we’ll depart a ten p.c little opening.’”

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Whereas the “John Wick” universe is increasing with the spinoff movie “The Ballerina” and prequel sequence “The Continental,” Iwanyk teased a attainable different “John Wick” correct function on the horizon.

“All of us need one other ‘John Wick.’ We don’t know what it seems like and when it should occur, however we love one another and we love this world,” he mentioned. “It’s going to be all fingers to attempt to determine it out. Have we figured it out? No. And if we are able to’t determine it out, will there be one? No, after all not. Nobody goes to attempt to simply jam it for the sake of jamming it.”

Iwanyk added, “We’ve all change into such good buddies and all of us like one another a lot and we’re all so tickled by the success of those films, critically and commercially, that all of us assume to ourselves, ‘OK, how will we get the band again collectively, in a manner that deserves story within the subsequent evolution of John.’ At this level, it’s Keanu and [director] Chad [Stahelski] getting collectively to determine what that story is. The way in which I describe it’s that they’re like Paul McCartney and John Lennon, and I’m Ringo [Starr]. They’ll name me and let me know, ‘Alright, we’re displaying up. Right here’s the place you present up, and right here’s what our story is.’”

Director Stahelski advised The Hollywood Reporter earlier this 12 months {that a} fifth “John Wick” movie hinges on actor Reeves’ curiosity in reprising the function.

“It’s very flattering for them to come back again and, you understand, say ‘We would like extra’ and it’s not only a money seize. It’s legitimately the viewers desires extra,” Stahelski mentioned. “I believe all of us want that little little bit of time to go, ‘Whew. Let’s see what’s subsequent.’ … If Keanu and I, a couple of months from now sit down at a whiskey bar in Japan once more and go, ‘Yep, we’ll by no means do one other a type of,’ after which unexpectedly go, ‘Yeah, however I bought an concept,’ we’re open to it.”


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