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- Basil Iwanyk, Chapter 4, High Table, John Wick, Keanu Reeves, legendary assassin
John Wick: Chapter 4 appeared to be the ultimate chapter for the legendary murderer. John Wick (Keanu Reeves) collapsed on the steps of the Sacre Coeur in Paris, after defeating the High Table as soon as and for all. And that was precisely what Reeves wished, in accordance to Basil Iwanyk, the producer of the franchise.
Reeves is exhausted after making these movies, as he places his physique and soul into the stunts and the efficiency. By the time they had been making Chapter 4, he had reached his restrict, and Iwanyk revealed that Reeves was pleading for Wick to be “definitively” killed off on the finish of the movie in order that he might lastly relaxation. But they couldn’t let go of Wick fully, in order that they left a small probability for him to survive, as Iwanyk instructed Collider’s Christina Radish, whereas selling the upcoming Wick spin-off, The Continental.
“After the 2nd, 3rd, and 4th movie, making these films is so exhausting and it destroys Keanu, physically and emotionally,” Iwanyk stated.
“By the end, he’s always like, ‘I can’t do this again,’ and we agree with him. The guy is just a shell of himself because he just goes off and goes for it. He was like, ‘I wanna be definitively killed at the end of this movie.’ We were like, ‘You know, we’ll leave a 10% little opening.’”
The John Wick director additionally stated that the shut relationship between the producers and the filmmakers over time made all of them hesitant to finish the franchise, as they’d miss working collectively on the subsequent installment. He in contrast Stahelski and Reeves to The Beatles, and stated he was pleased to wait till they provide you with one other thought for Wick’s story after which they’ll get again to work.
“We’ve all become such good friends and we all like each other so much and we’re all so tickled by the success of these movies, critically and commercially that we all think to ourselves, ‘Okay, how do we get the band back together, in a way that merits a good story in the next evolution of John.’ At this point, it’s Keanu and Chad [Stahelski] getting together to figure out what that story is. The way I describe it is that they’re like Paul McCartney and John Lennon, and I’m Ringo. They’ll call me and let me know, ‘All right, we’re showing up. Here’s where you show up, and here’s what our story is.’”
Confessing that he doesn’t need to say goodbye to Wick but, Iwanyk stated he was prepared to wait till the inventive duo had been prepared once more, after which they’d go forward with full pressure.
“Another John Wick”
“We all want another John Wick. We don’t know what it looks like and when it will happen, but we love each other and we love this world,” he continued. “It’s gonna be all hands to try to figure it out. Have we figured it out? No. And if we can’t figure it out, will there be one? No, of course not. No one is gonna try to just jam it for the sake of jamming it.”