The following article contains spoilers for John Wick: Chapter 4
over the past four years John Wick From the movies, since the first one premiered in 2014 to worldwide acclaim, audiences around the world have continued to be amazed and enchanted by everyone. Keanu ReevesStrong performances and an unwavering commitment to all of his stunts and fighting sequences. The franchise has proven to be the actor’s renaissance in the action movie genre, and it certainly paid off on all fronts. John Wick: Chapter 4 Building on everything that made the film series a hundred times unique, with the most impressive action yet paired with its longest running time, it used it all to bring Wick’s story to a poetic and deeply satisfying conclusion. However, it turns out that the ending could be something different. According to a report from Collider, director Chad Stahelski revealed how there was an alternate ending that could have ended in the final cut, but he chose to follow up on the response from the test screening rather than the executives at Lionsgate.
Chad Stahelski was the dedicated creative mind behind it John Wick franchise from the start. With main star Keanu Reeves supporting him with his every move, he knows where the franchise needs to go in regards to Wick’s journey into the dangerous world he once fought to leave. Of course, with the massive box office success of the series only growing with each installment, the studio heads at Lionsgate were nothing less than passionate about keeping John Wick’s story alive for as long as possible. However, there have been plenty of examples in the film industry to prove that more isn’t always better, and Stahelski was clearly aware of the possibility of falling into that trap. He has since revealed that he and Reeves want to let the series rest for the time being while he loves a number of spin-offs to come continental And ballet dancer Bringing the world of John Wick to life from different perspectives.
Pressure to keep John Wick alive
Stahelski also revealed in his interview with Collider that there is an alternate ending written and illustrated Chapter 4, due to pressure from Lionsgate executives. Unlike the final cut, the alternate would have seen Wick emerge from his final confrontation with Kane (Donnie Yen) and the Marquis (Bill Skarsgård) clearly alive and able to press for another sequel. However, after examining the test in front of the audience, it was clear that the response favored the final cut that saw Wick still victorious but succumbing to his many wounds from both fighting to get to the church and the gun duel that gave the fatal shot. Stahelski described the process of shooting both ends and deciding John Wick’s fate.
“I have a lot of faces. I mean, I have a very good relationship with Lionsgate. They’re great, they’ve been very supportive, but I don’t think any CEO or any producer in the world is going to smile when you say you’re going to kill off a successful franchise character.” […] But, you want to have that confrontation, like, “Look, that’s right,” but you have to see it from their side as well. […] But you know, let me try to do it like we are. Let me build the story around it and I’ll do something powerful for you. I’ll tell you what, I’m going to shoot the end a couple of ways, you know, with one little extra, two extra little shots. I’ll tell you he’s alive, I’ll leave it to the public to decide, and we’ll test both. […] And they were absolutely adorable. They let me go through the entire movie. […] … And, you know, the test audience definitely had a favorite of that, which is the ending you guys saw, and it was nice to show it and get actual feedback […] And everyone understood that very well, and it was nice to come to that conclusion together without having to fight it or force it.”
While the main John Wick story is over (for now), several spin-offs are set to debut starting with the three-part prequel series. continental This September, as its name suggests, you’ll delve into the origins of the hotel empire and its role in the world of assassins.