John Wick’s future is uncertain, but what is certain is that Keanu Reeves’ hero in John Wick: Chapter 4 will have to suffer quite a bit.
Keanu Reeves revealed the only goal he had for his character in making John Wick: Chapter 4, make him suffer. Fans are warned.
“We keep finding new and interesting ways to make John Wick suffer”explained veteran stunt director and stuntman Chad Stahelski, commenting on the franchise, which has so far grossed $ 579 million at the worldwide box office. “That’s where the action comes from. Understanding how to make him suffer, and then designing it backwards”.
Of course, some of these sadistic ideas come from the same protagonist Keanu Reeves who admits: “I suggested a couple of things, like ‘Let’s get on a horse in the desert.’ ‘Let’s drive a little.'”
The images of John Wick: Chapter 4 shown at CinemaCon 2022 showed Keanu Reeves engaged in such activities. “Are you ready, John?” asks Laurence Fishburne’s character as he kicks off the trailer he promises “a new day is dawning, new ideas, new rules, new management”. Then Wick says: “I’ll kill them all”. This is followed by sequences of epic combat (including an aquatic scene), Wick riding in the desert, car chases and Wick hitting an enemy in the head with nunchucks. “I want you to find peace, John”, says a voiceover. Another adds “The only path this leads to is death”.
John Wick: story of a syncopated trilogy
John Wick: Chapter 4 will arrive in theaters in the spring of 2023. When asked about the future of the franchise, Keanu Reeves does not give up and explains: “Let’s tackle one movie at a time”.
Chad Stahelski adds: “We do it chapter by chapter. Just like an author; you write the chapter, you scratch your head, you write the next chapter”.