Keanu Reeves has been playing the role of John Wick for a decade now, and at the London premiere of John Wick: Chapter 4, he revealed the touching reason why he keeps returning to the franchise.
He explained that he enjoys playing the character’s humor, will, and grief, and finds it fun to portray him in the films.
However, he admitted that playing John Wick is not easy, saying, “I try really hard, but with John, you have to try just a little bit harder.”
The first John Wick film was released in 2014 and introduced the character of John, a retired hitman living a peaceful life with his dog as his companion.
However, when his beloved pooch is killed by a group of assassins, John comes out of retirement and embarks on a violent rampage. The final trailer for John Wick: Chapter 4 shows John fighting for his life as he takes on the mysterious hitman organization known as the High Table.
The trailer also teases a new four-legged friend for John.
The new film promises to be action-packed, with John taking on multiple enemies in different locations, including a packed nightclub, a Parisian café, and the chaotic Champs-Élysées.
Along the way, he meets several characters, including The Bowery King, Marquis, and Caine, played by Laurence Fishburne, Bill Skarsgard, and Donnie Yen, respectively. The trailer also shows John receiving a new suit from The Bowery King and driving his black Boss 429 Ford Mustang.
The final shot of the trailer shows a new dog looking up at John with a whimper as he looks back at him. This scene hints at a possible emotional connection between John and the new dog, as he continues to seek revenge for his previous pet’s death.
It is evident that Keanu Reeves is passionate about playing John Wick, and the character has become an iconic figure in action cinema.
Reeves’ commitment to the role is admirable, and his dedication to portraying John’s humor, will, and grief is what makes the character so endearing to audiences. It is clear that he puts a lot of effort into portraying the character, and this is why John Wick has become such a beloved figure in cinema.
In addition to John Wick: Chapter 4, Lionsgate is also working on a spin-off film called Ballerina, starring Ana de Armas, with Reeves returning as John Wick.
The franchise shows no signs of slowing down, and fans will undoubtedly be excited to see what new adventures John will embark on in the future.
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In conclusion, Reeves’ dedication to playing John Wick is inspiring, and the touching reason why he continues to portray the character is a testament to his commitment to the role.
The final trailer for John Wick: Chapter 4 promises an action-packed film that will undoubtedly satisfy fans of the franchise. With the addition of a new four-legged friend, audiences can expect an emotional journey as well. John Wick has become a beloved character in cinema, and his popularity shows no signs of waning anytime soon.