Another Day to Kill – 85% was a pleasant surprise to the audience. While his story is not particularly original, the way the assassin world was presented, with its rules and connections, was interesting enough to secure a franchise. Also, what really set it apart from other revenge films was the great work on the fight choreography, which Keanu Reeves was able to pull off in the most natural way possible. The installments have maintained the quality of the story while introducing new and interesting characters and better fight and chase scenes.
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John Wick 3: Parabellum – 98%, released in 2019, showed us how the protagonist flees from the murderers who are part of this underworld. The end was left open for a sequel that will follow in the footsteps of this new revenge against the company that practically formed it, accompanied by Bowery King, played by Laurence Fishburne. The expectations for John Wick: Chapter 4 are very high, as now we will have a declared war that promises a lot of violence and slaughter. Director Chad Stahelski will maintain command of the franchise and it must be remembered that he was a stunt, which helped a lot when filming the action scenes that now other films in the genre have tried to imitate.
Keanu reeves He has no trouble keeping up. Year after year, the actor commits himself to some other film of this type and never disappoints his work in this regard. The performer has been studying martial arts for years and works hard to avoid the use of a stunt double as much as possible. We will see him again as Neo in The Matrix: Resurrections shortly, but Reeves also feels very comfortable playing John Wick. In several interviews he has revealed that he will stay in the role as long as possible and until the public gets tired of him.
To prevent the audience from getting bored with new sequels, Keanu reeves you know you have to go the extra mile to keep delivering quality action scenes that are different from the many others seen on more generic films. This fourth part will feature the participation of Donnie Yen, one of the most recognized Asian actors in the world and protagonist of the Ip Man franchise – 84%, where he demonstrates his skills in martial arts. As explained long ago, Yen will play an old friend of Wick, but some believe that he could betray him at some point, which would give us a great melee scene.
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In an appearance on Today (via CinemaBlend), Keanu reeves talked a bit about what we can expect for John Wick: Chapter 4, who is filming right now:
Right now we are filming this crazy fight scene in the middle of traffic. So there are car crashes and gun confrontations.
In the first two installments, the character’s famous car suffered a lot, and we’ve already had other moments of public persecution, but this sounds like several civilians could be in the middle of the conflict. The truth is that the action scenes of John wick They are not content with showing just one thing, and they usually have the character dealing with several problems at once, shooting, running away, avoiding being run over, etc. At this point we still do not know which characters are involved in this scene, but it is clear that it will be one of the high points of the story.
Keanu Reeves also commented on how happy he is with the project and what can be developed in the future:
They are fun. They are intense. Lets go for everything. There are great John Wick action moments and new characters and it’s been really fun to play the role again and tell this story. You know, there are new characters and we are expanding the world.
The franchise has been a success at the box office, with critics and fans, so there is no indication that this installment will be the last. In addition to continuing to see Reeves in the role, it is known that several spin-offs are already in the works to delve into the world of the assassins and their past. Perhaps the most talked about lately is The Continental, a series where we will meet a young Winston, played on the tapes by Ian McShane, in his rise to the important position he currently holds.
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