Action movies come and go. They are the bread and butter of Hollywood. As a genre, it probably produces the highest grossing movies ever, second only to superhero movies. After the 1980’s Hollywood boom in the action genre, the world has never looked back. Chuck Norris, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Sylvester Stallone, Bruce Willis, Mel Gibson, Jackie Chan – they are all famous action movie stars. One of the latest ones to join the fray is Keanu Reeves, the legendary John Wick.
After starring in two back to back John Wick movies, Reeves has again proved himself a capable action movie star after the slump in his career post The Matrix trilogy. And as a token of appreciation to his fans for all their love and support for John Wick, Keanu Reeves has revealed that he is ready to play John Wick as long as the audience wants him to! Presenting – Keanu Reeves reveals he is ready to play John Wick as long as the fans want!!
Reeves career took a downturn after he failed to star in blockbuster movies. The last, best-known movie he acted in was in The Matrix Trilogy movies. After that, almost all his movies bombed at the Global Box office. The critics hated him for what he is. The fans hated him for what he had become. And yet with John Wick, Reeves has managed to completely turn the tables. He is again known as an action movie icon, something he was in the early 200’s. He has regained back his former glory. With John Wick 3: Parabellum, he is ready to take his stature to even newer heights.
But what about after John Wick 3?!?! What are his plans after the trilogy brings the John Wick franchise to a close? The director of John Wick claims that he had always planned for the John Wick franchise to be a trilogy. The John Wick: Parabellum movie is definitely going to be the last movie in the franchise. But the fans want to see John Wick again!! In any form!!
With no talks of a spinoff series coming to town anytime soon, Keanu Reeves has managed to soothe the fans’ pain and agony a bit after revealing this interesting piece of news. He is ready to play John Wick as many times as the fans want, in as many movies as the fans want him to star in. As long as he has the Directors’ and audiences’ support, he is more than willing to do it.
Keep in mind that Reeves is not trying to hold onto and milk a profitable franchise. He is not as young as he used to be. At his age, being an action movie icon takes a lot of discipline and training. On top of that, Reeves is already a successful businessman and a millionaire so he is definitely not doing it for the money. He is doing it for his fans. He is doing it because he is grateful for their support in all these years. In an interview with GQ, Reeves claims he has enjoyed playing the character and when asked whether he would like to continue playing John Wick, he says and we quote:
“As far as my legs can take me… as far as the audience wants to go.”
“I haven’t really thought about my career future, or what was going to happen, until really recently,” the actor who will play John Wick for the third time in John Wick: Parabellum explains.
The last John Wick movie to be released was John Wick 2. The official film synopsis for the movie reads:
Retired super-assassin John Wick’s plans to resume a quiet civilian life are cut short when Italian gangster Santino D’Antonio shows up on his doorstep with a gold marker, compelling him to repay past favours. Ordered by Winston, the kingpin of secret assassin society The Continental, to respect the organisation’s ancient code, Wick reluctantly accepts the assignment to travel to Rome to take out D’Antonio’s sister, the ruthless capo atop the Italian Camorra crime syndicate.
Do I really look like a guy with a plan? You know what I am? I’m a dog chasing cars. I wouldn’t know what to do with one if I caught it! You know, I just… do things