John Wick 3 is one in all Keanu Reeves‘ biggest achievements — however director Chad Stahelski revealed that the actor couldn’t assist however suppose he had “let everybody down” with the ending of the third John Wick film.
Within the third instalment of the John Wick sequence, Reeves returns because the titular character — who, this time, finds himself on the run from a legion of hitmen after a $14 million bounty is positioned on his head. With an 89% consensus on Rotten Tomatoes, many critics think about John Wick 3 to be amongst Reeves’ finest films. In reality, of all of the John Wick films ranked, the third one fairly often comes out on high for followers and critics alike. However throughout an look on the Comfortable Unhappy Confused podcast, Stahelski revealed that Reeves was lower than passionate about how the motion film turned out.
“We did the third film after which we had been actually performed. We’re like, ‘We’re performed.’ After which once more, it was a yr later, Keanu and I each felt like we type of let all people down with the ending of quantity 3,” the director defined.
Within the closing moments of John Wick 3, the titular character is betrayed by Winston (Ian McShane) in a stunning plot twist. Winston finally ends up gunning down Wick a number of instances earlier than he falls off the resort roof.
Inexplicably, Wick finally ends up surviving this assault. He’s taken in by the Bowery King (Laurence Fishburne), and ulimtately, the film ends on a cliffhanger, with Wick vowing to get revenge in opposition to the Excessive Desk.
“I believe [the ending] was well-received however it was type of like, individuals actually like John they usually’re like, ‘What the fuck, guys? You realize, that was an motion ending, nice. However okay, what the fuck? Powerful speaking mythology right here and also you didn’t actually wrap it up,” Stahleski continued. “And we began speaking increasingly more, and we simply felt like we didn’t depart every little thing we had on the desk.”
Stahleski had beforehand opened up about John Wick 3’s disappointing ending in an interview with Empire, recalling how he and Keanu mentioned the place John Wick would find yourself going subsequent over a number of Japanese whiskies.
“I mentioned [to Reeves], ‘I’d be pissed if that’s how they ended the entire sequence. I’d be pissed on the director,’” Stahelski instructed the outlet. “And I had simply learn this treatise on samurai etiquette referred to as Hagakure, the artwork of the best way of dying”
“And we’re like, ‘Yeah, he’s bought to die. And we bought to provide you with the good approach to make the occur. We’ve bought to make all of it about, ‘You’ll be able to solely had a superb dying when you had a superb life’. That’s the primary line we wrote on a serviette in Japan, three years out. We wrote the film backwards off that one factor.”
To see how issues ended up for the character, right here’s the best way to watch John Wick 4. Or, when you haven’t bought time for that, take a look at our John Wick 4 overview or information to the John Wick 4 ending. However when you can’t settle for the fourth film’s ending, and are anxious to listen to extra about new films and TV sequence with the John Wick solid, take a look at our guides to the John Wick 5 launch date and The Continental launch date.