The King of Jordan Lent ‘John Wick’ Director a Helicopter To Pull off a Shot From a 60s Classic Film

John Wick director Chad Stahelski had a helicopter lent to him by the King of Jordan to film a scene inspired by a classic 60s movie.

The King of Jordan Lent ‘John Wick’ Director a Helicopter To Pull off a Shot From a 60s Classic Film


  • Keanu Reeves is most certainly one of the most highly accomplished actors in the world, thanks to his wide range of iconic films over the years.
  • John Wick director Chad Stahelski got a helicopter lent to him by the King of Jordan to shoot a scene based on a classic 60s movie.
  • Chad Stahelski also doesn't want a happy ending for John Wick in the franchise.
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Keanu Reeves is acknowledged as one of Hollywood’s finest actors, and his reputation goes beyond his acting prowess. Renowned for his kindness, he can do whatever he sets his mind to. He was a major part of the John Wick series and now the franchise’s director has revealed that the King of Jordan lent him a helicopter to pull off a shot from a classic 60s film.


The legendary actor is celebrated for his outstanding performances in films like John Wick, Speed, The Matrix, and many others. Reeves’ remarkable array of movies over the years has solidified his status as one of the most highly respected figures in the industry and it’s not really hard to see why.

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Keanu Reeves as John Wick in this scene
Keanu Reeves

John Wick Director Was Given A Helicopter By The King Of Jordan To Film A Shot Based On A Classic 60s Movie

John Wick director Chad Stahelski, who has worked with Keanu Reeves extensively, is a student of the game and has studied movies throughout his life. While speaking to John Horowitz in a recent interview, Chad Stahelski revealed that the King of Jordan lent him a helicopter so that he could shoot a scene based on Lawrence of Arabia.

”I had pretty big ba**s to rip off the shot from Lawrence of Arabia. That is an actual sunrise in the Jordanian desert, that’s not digital. The King of Jordan lent us a helicopter to go out in the middle of the desert to get this sunrise shot.”

Lawrence of Arabia is hailed as one of the best movies of all time and is truly a cinematic masterpiece for many people for good reason. Therefore, it’s no surprise that Chad Stahelski decided to take inspiration from it in such a way.

Keanu Reeves holding a gun as John Wick
John Wick 3

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Chad Stahelski Doesn’t Desire A Happy Ending For John Wick

Chad Stahelski with John Wick cast members during a filming of a scene
Chad Stahelski

Well before the conclusion of John Wick: Chapter 4 revealed the supposed grave of John Wick, director Chad Stahelski already had a specific ending in mind. In an interview with IndieWire, the director assured the audience that Wick’s fate was sealed, making it clear Wick will never get a happy ending.

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“John may survive all this shit but at the end of it, there’s no happy ending. He’s got nowhere to go. Honestly, I challenge you right now, here’s a question for you: How do you f*cking want me to end it? Do you think he’s going to ride off into the f*cking sunset?

He’s killed 300 f*cking people and he’s just going to [walk away], everything’s okay? He’s just going to fall in love with a love interest?”

While the fourth film in the franchise features John Wick’s grave, fans speculate that he’s likely okay and just taking a break. John Wick 5 is confirmed to be in development, but specific details are yet to be revealed


Written by Subhojeet Mookherjee

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Subhojeet Mookherjee is a Freelance Entertainment Writer for FandomWire. A lover and expert in all things movies, games, TV shows, music and more. I've been in the writing business for over five years now, covering various topics all over the world. I love engaging in deep conversations with like-minded people.