Keanu Reeves on John Wick's final breath: ‘His heart was full of love’
Keanu Reeves took us back to the pivotal moment in John Wick: Chapter 4 where the titular character meets his tragic end. Despite the heartbreak, Reeves hinted at the iconic character's potential return in future projects.
Keanu Reeves (Source: CNN)
John Wick's explosive journey through the criminal underworld has given fans thrilling moments, breathtaking stunts, and poignant stories. As we nostalgically revisit the cinematic world, we discover why Keanu Reeves and director Chad Stahelski made the heart-wrenching decision in John Wick: Chapter 4. "When we started to think about Chapter 4, the core question was 'Why?'", Reeves recalls, "What was authentic and true was John Wick's journey to death. That, for us, was the organic, authentic story to tell for the character of John Wick." In the film, fans watched, shocked and heartbroken, as John Wick met his end in a Parisian gun duel, ultimately reuniting with his late wife on the steps of the Sacré-Cœur.
The gravitas of Wick's journey and its end, according to Reeves, lies in the authenticity of his character's narrative. "His heart is full of so much love and, at the same time, playing the last breath of a character had some weight to it," Reeves reveals. The journey might have seemed final, but the door remains slightly ajar for the hitman's potential return.
John Wick's unfinished story
With the haunting end of Chapter 4 still fresh, fans can't help but wonder: is this truly the end of John Wick? Reeves himself leaves the answer up in the air. "I guess I'm going to have to lean on never say never," he says playfully. However, the star is adamant that any potential reprisal would involve director Chad Stahelski. "For me, it feels really right that John Wick finds peace," he adds, giving fans a glimmer of hope.
Still, Reeves doesn't leave fans completely hanging. In the upcoming spin-off, Ballerina, he once again dons the iconic suit. The film, set between the events of Chapter 3 and Chapter 4, sees Reeves team up with Ana de Armas under the direction of Len Wiseman. "It was fun to put the suit back on," Reeves shares.
John Wick's legacy, whether through heartbreaking endings or potential revivals, remains a testament to Reeves' commitment and passion for the character. As fans and the film community revisit these cinematic moments today, the journey of John Wick and the indelible mark he's left remains evergreen in our hearts.
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