Possibly one of the most highly anticipated characters, John Wick, is soon returning to the screens in John Wick: Chapter 4 next year. Keanu Reeves is all set to once again play the titular assassin. The John Wick franchise has probably set a lot of benchmarks for what an action movie is supposed to look like.
As the date of the movie’s release inches closer and closer with each passing day, more insights about the movie are coming to the fans’ attention. Recently, Keanu Reeves made quite a surprising revelation. Apparently, out of all the movies the actor has done in his career, which is a lot, the upcoming addition to the John Wick franchise was the hardest to shoot.
John Wick: Chapter 4 – Difficult for Keanu Reeves?
Recently appearing at the 2022 Comic Con Experience held in São Paulo, Brazil, Keanu Reeves opened up about his experience shooting John Wick: Chapter 4. Now, the entire franchise in itself is an epitome of action sequences, so when Reeves claimed that Chapter 4 had the toughest, most intense action sequences, we best believe him. According to Reeves, the upcoming movie is the “hardest” movie he’s ever shot.
“John Wick 4 is the hardest movie I’ve ever made. In terms of action, it’s the hardest film I’ve ever made. But that’s what makes it good.”
Apart from The Matrix actor, his co-star Laurence Fishburne also vouched for John Wick: Chapter 4 being the best in the entire franchise. He stated that the film is much “deeper” than the rest three and has at least “three or four really incredible set pieces.” It looks like it’s only onward and upwards for the John Wick franchise!
More Characters, More Time, More Suffering
While the fourth installment is bringing better are more intense action sequences to the audience, it has certain other things planned out which will make the movie a much more gripping and entertaining watch. For starters, John Wick: Chapter 4 is introducing a bunch of new characters who according to director Chad Stahelski, have “a lot to say about John Wick from his past and present.” Adding to this, the movie will also have a longer runtime than the previous installments. John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum had the longest runtime out of all, finishing at a 2 hours 11 minutes mark. While the fourth movie won’t touch the 3-hour point, Stahelski stated that it is definitely in the 2.5-hour zone.
The franchise sees John Wick suffering throughout the movies and apparently, it’s only getting worse for the guy. Stahelski stated that the entire foundation of the movie is based on the main character’s sufferings, adding, “That’s where the action comes from. Figure out how to make him suffer, and then design backward.” According to the director, they have much fun finding new ways to make our favorite assassin suffer.
Well, John Wick could take a sigh of relief as apparently, there’s not going to be more suffering for him as Chapter 4 could be the last in the franchise. Stahelski stated that while the movie is a good continuation of the previous installments, it is also a sort of conclusion to it. Whatever the case, we can’t wait to see how it plays out!
John Wick: Chapter 4 will be released in theatres on March 24, 2023.