Ever since it first debuted back in 2014, Keanu Reeves’ John Wick movies have gone on to earn a place among the greatest action franchises of all time, alongside the likes of Die Hard, Lethal Weapon, Rambo, and so on.
One of the reasons that the John Wick franchise has been able to establish itself as a true action-genre great is due to its authenticity, which is achieved due to the fact that Reeves himself has performed about 90% of the stunts in the first four films, at least according to a producer who was quoted in the new book They Shouldn’t Have Killed His Dog: The Complete Uncensored Ass-Kicking Oral History of John Wick, Gun Fu, and the New Age of Action.
Keanu Reeves has done 90% of the stunt work in the John Wick franchise, according to the film’s producer
Keanu Reeves has done 90% of the stunts in the #JohnWick franchise 💪
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— Post Cred Pod (@PostCredPod) August 20, 2022
As a reminder, Reeves — who is now 57 years old — was about 49 or 50 when the first John Wick film hit theaters, meaning he’s done all of this wildly impressive stunt work over the course of his 50s.
John Wick: Chapter 4 — which stars Laurence Fishburne, Ian McShane, Lance Reddick, Donnie Yen, Bill Skarsgard, and Clancy Brown in addition to Keanu Reeves — is scheduled to hit theaters in the United States on March 24, 2023.
In addition to Chapter 4, production on the Ana de Armas-starring spinoff Ballerina is also set to begin production this year. Chapter 5, likely Reeves’ final time in the now-iconic role, will likely also begin filming sometime next year, although nothing has been confirmed.
They Shouldn’t Have Killed His Dog: The Complete Uncensored Oral History of John Wick, Gun Fu, and the New Age of Action is now available to purchase on Amazon.
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