6 Reasons Johnny Depp is the Perfect Villain for John Wick 5 With Keanu Reeves

Johnny Depp could be a great villain against Keanu Reeves' John Wick!

6 Reasons Johnny Depp is the Perfect Villain for John Wick 5 With Keanu Reeves

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  • Johnny Depp is being considered as the perfect villain for the upcoming movie "John Wick 5" for several reasons.
  • First, Depp has proven himself to be a great villain through his role as Gellert Grindelwald in the "Fantastic Beasts" franchise.
  • His portrayal of Grindelwald was memorable and could bring a similar intimidating persona to "John Wick 5".
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Johnny Depp has been an iconic actor throughout his career. With notable roles like Edward Scissorhands, Captain Jack Sparrow, and Willy Wonka, the actor has solidified himself as a force to be reckoned with.

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With another iconic actor in the mix, Keanu Reeves has starred in the John Wick franchise and the fans have loved it. With an alleged fifth installment for the franchise, Johnny Depp is the perfect villain for John Wick 5, and here are 6 reasons why!

Johnny Depp as Captain Jack Sparrow from the Pirates of The Caribbean series
Johnny Depp as Captain Jack Sparrow from the Pirates of The Caribbean series

1) Johnny Depp Is An Awesome Villain

Not in real life, of course. But the actor has portrayed an antagonistic role before and fans have loved him as the villain. Portraying the role of Gellert Grindelwald in the Fantastic Beasts franchise (until he was removed), millions of fans loved him in the villainous role.

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Johnny Depp as Grindelwald in Fantastic Beasts
Johnny Depp as Grindelwald in Fantastic Beasts

With an intimidating persona and a hatred for muggles, Depp’s portrayal as Gellert Grindelwald was a memorable work of art that is essentially unrivaled. The same persona (without the muggle-hatred) could be used to go up against John Wick in John Wick: Chapter 5.

2) Depp Is A Versatile Actor

This reason doesn’t need any proof to back it up. With a plethora of characters throughout his years, Johnny Depp has made people laugh, cry, and fear through his roles and characters. Portraying a variety of emotions, Johnny Depp is a versatile actor is really an understatement.

Johnny Depp in Dark Shadows
Johnny Depp in Dark Shadows. Credit: Warner Bros.

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With several villains in the way of John Wick, the movie is in need of a unique villain. And who better to portray this role than our very own Captain Jack Sparrow?

3) The Actor Has Remarkable On-screen Chemistry

Well, his on-screen chemistry has been so good that every actor that he has ever worked with has nothing but praises for the actor (except one). Depp has never shared the screen with Keanu Reeves but when they do, it would be an apocalyptic event.

With Depp’s suave and Keanu Reeves’s never-giving-up attitude, John Wick: Chapter 5 would become an iconic movie when the two would sit across each other. Depicting gentlemanly behavior (as per The High Table) a fight between the two would be plain breathtaking to watch!

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4) Johnny Depp Could Make A Spectacular Comeback

Johnny Depp as King Louis XV
Johnny Depp as King Louis XV

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After the Depp defamation case, Johnny Depp hasn’t made a comeback in Hollywood yet. If the actor were to collaborate with Keanu Reeves, not only would it be an iconic Hollywood comeback but Depp would have picked up his career right where he left off.

5) John Wick: Chapter 5 Could Earn Big At The Box Office

A still from John Wick: Chapter 4 (2023)
A still from John Wick: Chapter 4 (2023)

With the two worlds colliding it is an understatement to say that John Wick: Chapter 5 would ‘earn’ at the box office. An action-packed movie with nothing but music and headshots could go way ahead of its box office earnings if the villain is as iconic as Johnny Depp.

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As far as several rumors state, the upcoming movie could be the end of the John Wick franchise, and what better way to end it than by earning millions of dollars at the global box office?

6) Johnny Depp Could End The Movie On A High Note

Keanu Reeves’ iconic character John Wick hasn’t died yet in the movies. Although the grave of Mr. Wick was indeed shown at the end of John Wick: Chapter 4, there are still speculations and theories that the character isn’t dead yet.

Johnny Depp in Black Mass
Johnny Depp in Black Mass

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With Johnny Depp’s villain and Keanu Reeves’ Wick being face to face, the movie could end on a spectacularly high note. Since the stakes of each movie are ramped up higher and higher, the end could come down to Depp facing Reeves and ending the franchise Quentin Tarantino style!

Although these are just theories, the theories and speculations are only getting wilder and more chaotic. If Johnny Depp were to portray an antagonistic character in the movie, we are pretty sure that John Wick: Chapter 5 would be an Avengers: Endgame-level movie.

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Written by Visarg Acharya

Articles Published: 2023

Visarg Acharya, Associate Content Writer, has been heavily involved in movies, series, and history. Having an experience of 2 years in the field of content writing, Visarg is a seasoned writer. Having a degree in Physics, Visarg Acharya has published a dissertation alongside a plethora of poems and short stories along the way.