It’s not easy being an action star at nearly 60, and it’s even easier in a saga with the level of demand of ‘John Wick’.
A few days ago – possibly weeks – we told you how Charlize Theron had to suffer the consequences of becoming an action star and facing extremely demanding filming days, both physically and mentally. Well, no one was surprised, Good old Keanu Reeves has suffered his share too Filming the spectacular ‘John Wick’ quadrangle.
This dead man is very much alive
According to franchise producer Basil Iwanyk, Reeves appeared to be reaching his limits during the production of ‘Chapter 4’, Even asked the team responsible for his character to die permanently At the end of the film so that he can take a well-deserved break. Of course, in Baba Yaga’s case, she could only be assured of a 90% probability that ‘Vic’s apparent death was irreversible.
This is how he explained it himself Ivanic In an interview with Collider.
“After the second, third and fourth movies, shooting them is exhausting and Keanu is physically and emotionally destroyed. In the end, he always says, ‘I can’t do it again,’ and we tell him Agree. The dude is just a shadow of himself because he gives it his all. He was like, ‘I want to be killed at the end of this movie forever.’ We said, ‘You know, we’ll leave it 10% open.’ ,
Although a large part of the team involved in the saga needed a break from the demanding universe of the High Table and its assassins, The relationship between technical and creative managers made them reluctant to step on the brakes For fear of missing the new delivery. For now, Iwanyk confesses he’s just waiting for Reeves and Stahelski to finish their magic before getting back to work.
“We’ve all become very good friends and we love each other very much, and we’re so excited by the success of these movies, both critically and commercially, that we all thought, ‘Well, how do we get the band back together? Also, a good story that makes sense in John’s next development?’ At this point, Keanu and Chad (Stahelski) are getting together to figure out what the story is. They’re like Paul McCartney and John Lennon, and I’m Ringo. They’ll call me up and say, ‘We’re coming. This That’s where you look, and that’s where our history is.”
No one wants to say goodbye to John Wick, neither its creators nor us viewers, but for now we’ll have to be patient. What’s Reeves coming back? fantastic. No? It’s clear that there are still many stories to tell in the Vicverse, but They will have to live up to what has been seen so far,
“We all want another John Wick. We don’t know what it will be like or when it will happen, but we love each other and we love this world. It’s going to take a concerted effort to figure it out . Have we done it yet? No. And if we can’t do it, will anyone do it? No, “Absolutely not. No one would try to do it just for the sake of doing it.”
In espinof | 12 best action and thriller films of 2023
View all comments at https://www.espinof.com