Who has not heard of the amazing Canadian actor Keanu Reeves? His name has been connected to some of the most beloved films ever made. The sci-fi genre was established by Reeves’ breakthrough Matrix film. But that was only one example. He has always been a part of intensely action-packed films. These films have won over audiences all over the world.

Keanu Reeves
Keanu Reeves

The John Wick actor’s acting skills are nothing short of amazing. He gives his best in bringing the characters he portrays to life. In one of his greatest action films ever, Reeves even had a significant impact on his character’s development.

Keanu Reeves’ research on SWAT resulted in his character becoming the beloved icon it is today

The 1994 hit Speed stands out among Keanu Reeves‘ many successes. Reeves played a cop who must manage a local bus fitted with a bomb. He had to fight to prevent its speed from decreasing to explosive levels in this suspenseful thriller. However, a conversation between actor Keanu Reeves and screenwriter Joss Whedon gave the character’s journey to becoming a beloved icon a unique turn. This conversation took place during the script’s development.

Whedon further shared that Reeves was essential in defining the character’s personality. Reeves spent time with actual SWAT personnel as part of his extensive study, according to Whedon. When describing his results to Whedon, Reeves was very clear about how these policemen were consistently courteous, addressing everyone as “sir” or “ma’am,” even in tight circumstances.

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Keanu Reeves with Sandra Bullock in the movie Speed
Keanu Reeves with Sandra Bullock in the movie Speed

For Whedon, this minor but significant touch worked, giving the character a new dimension. Whedon reimagined the cop as a lateral thinker who depended on innovative tactics rather than as the stereotypical action hero with a brash manner thanks to Reeves’ observations. Whendon continued, “He wasn’t a hot shot, he was a lateral thinker,” was his view of the character. The character’s strength didn’t come from being perfect but from a unique and successful method of handling dangerous situations.

Keanu Reeves to return with John Wick 5?

In an exclusive interview, director Chad Stahelski clarifies Keanu Reeves’ stance on a potential John Wick 5. He talks about the persistent rumors regarding the film’s future. Fans have been eagerly awaiting word of a fifth installment following the enormous success of the first four films, in which Reeves brilliantly portrayed the sophisticated assassin. In a recent interview with Josh Horowitz on the Happy Sad Confused podcast, Stahelski confirms Reeves’ position on playing the same part again.

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John Wick
John Wick

In particular, Stahelski notes the immense sense of privilege he feels while working on the John Wick series and other projects near his heart. He admits that he and Reeves are in sync and waiting for the ideal idea for the fifth chapter to come together. Stahelski already has plenty of intriguing set-piece concepts. But the real difficulty is combining these scenes with a gripping story that not only advances the legacy of the movies but also improves the cinematic experience.

But for the time being, it is official that beloved actor Keanu Reeves will play the assassin once more. Everyone may quench their thirst by viewing Speed and John Wick on Prime Video until John Wick 5 arrives in theaters.

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Source: The Hollywood Reporter

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