handsome hollywood star Keanu Reeves‘ john wick (Part 1) was first released on movie screens in the year 2014. The film turned out to be a huge success and was applauded for its definitive style of action sequences that had never been witnessed before by the global audience.
For all we know, john wick as a film it boosted the actor’s entire professional career Keanu Reeves of time then, and now the film franchise is back with the most anticipated – “John Wick – Chapter 4” which was released on March 6, 2023 in London (UK) and on March 24 via a worldwide release. With much love that has been poured out by the massive audience on film and Keanu Reevesthe franchise has now turned ten with the latest release.
While most of us know about the actor and this movie in general, there are some hidden facts about the movie that we bet many of us don’t know about. So, here we have a countdown of some of the most interesting facts about the john wick film franchise:
10 john wick it was a surprise hit.
Keanu Reeves He has been one of the most successful actors but he was not having successes in the action genre after “Matrixfilm franchise. “John Wick – Chapter 1” which was made with a budget of about 20 million dollars proved the success of about 88 million dollars worldwide.
9. Keanu Reeves he was not in good health during filming.
Keanu Reeves he was seriously ill when he was filming part 1 of john wick. Despite being sick, Keanu filmed the toughest action sequences on his own, which is amazing.
8. john wickthe director was Keanu ReevesDouble action in “Matrix“.
Director of john wick “chad stahelski” have a prior history of working with Keanu Reeves. The two worked together on the 1996 film “Matrixwhere Stahelski was Keanu’s stunt double.
7. The black suit was part of the movie’s success.
The black suit in the film was designed by a prominent Italian designer. luca fly. The black suit helped Keanu get into the shoes of the character, while the audience also loved Keanu in this new suit.
6. john wick may have had a military connection in the past.
If you’ve seen the first part of the movie, you may have come across a scene where john wick is taking a shower and the actor’s back was shown with a tattoo. The tattoo includes a popular phrase ‘Fortis Fortuna Aduivat‘ which means that fortune favors the strong. This phrase is used mainly by military units around the world, so there is a high possibility that john wick has a military connection in the past.
5. Keanu himself made some important contributions to the film.
john wickthe writer Derek Kolstad said in an interview:
“Keanu has given some important inputs to the character of John Wick and other important characters as well.”
“Keanu’s suggestions helped me refine the characters in the film.”
4. Keanu Reeves learned Judo and Jiu Jitsu For the movie.
According chad stahelskithe movie required fine and fast fight scenes which he wanted Keanu to learn for Judo and Jiu Jitsuand get fit.
“He spent four drastic months getting in shape, learning Judo and Jiu-Jitsu. Reeves learned Judo from two other Jiu-Jitsu guys.”
3. New type of gunfu it was invented in the movie.
chad stahelski created a new type of gunfu (Kung Fu mixed with gunfight style) for the film. This was the new kind of gunfu where Keanu mixed his hand-to-hand combat skills with weapons that were very difficult for anyone else to pull off. keanu mixed japanese Jiu Jitsu, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, 3 tactical pistolsand close judo with gunfu.
2. Keanu Reeves it was not the first choice for john wick.
chad stahelski and film writer Derek Kolstad wrote the original script with the old actor Paul Newman in mind. The first option for john wick was Paul Newman but Keanu Reeves expressed interest in the film, and Stahelski, an old friend of Keanu’s, eventually offered Keanu the lead role.
1. ‘john wick‘ was not the original title of the film.
The original title of the john wick film franchise was ‘Disdain‘. The name of the film was changed because Keanu Reeves he forgot the name of the movie and he himself used to refer to it as john wick. Then finally the makers of the movie changed the title of the movie from ‘Disdain‘ to ‘john wick‘.
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