Talking about “John Wick: Chapter 4,” Keanu Reeves: “The movie is very epic,”
Keanu Reeves is taking on the role of a lifetime as part of the “John Wick” franchise.
That’s a bold claim for an actor like Reeves, who is regarded as one of the nation’s favorite action stars and has starred in movies like “Point Break,” “Speed,” and, of course, “The Matrix.”
Reeves described the titular assassin, known for being relentless and unstoppable, as “great character to be able to have that, you know, that John Wick kinda thing,” in an interview that aired on “Good Morning America” on Monday. Yet, I don’t bring that with me home.
The most recent installment of the 2014-launched action series, “John Wick: Chapter 4,” features the actor on March 24.
Reeves stated that building what he refers to as “a John Wick toolbox” is the first step in getting ready to shoot a “John Wick” movie. A combination of judo, jiu-jitsu, and weapon manipulation, or “gun fu,” is seen in the movies.
Reeves assures fans that “I’m not quite there yet,” but that “the fourth ‘John Wick’ movie got me closer,” when asked if he’s getting too old to perform these outrageous stunts at the age of 58.
I can clearly tell I’m getting older, he admitted, adding that he’s “more seasoned” and hence “more efficient” at handling the situation now than he was when he first started.
According to Reeves, it’s “awesome” and “sweet” that “John Wick: Chapter 4” is regarded as one of the best action films ever made.
In fact, he stated, “I mean, I think the movie is extremely magnificent, and I adore playing the role. “I adore the world of ‘John Wick’.”
Lance Reddick, Reeves’ co-star in the “John Wick” series, passed dead on Friday, March 17, according to the actor’s agent, who confirmed the news to ABC News. He “passed away abruptly this morning from natural causes.”
The Continental’s concierge, Charon, is a recurring character in the “John Wick” series, and Reddick, who previously played the Baltimore cop Cedric Daniels in HBO’s critically acclaimed drama “The Wire,” will appear in the upcoming fourth episode.
Prior to his co-passing, star’s Reeves talked with “Good Morning America,” but subsequently provided ABC News with a statement he and the movie’s director, Chad Stahelski, had written.
“We are crushed and incredibly saddened by the passing of Lance Reddick, a dear friend and colleague. He was a pleasure to work with and the epitome of professionalism. His wife Stephanie, his children, family, and friends are the subjects of our love and prayers “The statement was made. “We honor his memory by dedicating the movie to him. He will be sorely missed.”