Franchise producer explained consequences that Keanu Revees had with intense filming of John Wick 4: Baba Yaga
One of the biggest cinema releases in 2023, John Wick 4: Baba Yaga arrived in Brazil on March 23rd and featured a very shocking scene: the protagonist played by Keanu Reeves was presumed dead after a brutal battle against Caine (Donnie Yen) It is Marquis Vincent de Gramont (Bill Skarsgård). However, the actor wanted his character to be “permanently killed.”
However, this scene doesn’t seem to have had much of an effect on the franchise, because John Wick 5 was confirmed with the return of Reeves in the lead role. During an interview with Colliderthe producer Basil Iwanyk revealed how the Canadian actor was tired of filming and asked for his character to die.
“After the second, third and fourth films, making these films is very tiring and destroys Keanu, physically and emotionally. In the end, he always says, ‘I can’t do this again’ and we agree with him,” said the executive.
The guy is just a shadow of himself because he just gets on with it. He said, ‘I definitely want to be killed at the end of this movie.’ We thought, ‘You know, let’s leave a little opening of 10%.’
John Wick 4: Director defends Bill Skarsgård’s character
One of the main films of 2023, released on March 23 in Brazilian cinemas, John Wick 4: Baba Yaga came to suffer some criticism, such as the accent of Marquis Vincent de Gramontplayed by Bill Skarsgård. Now, the film’s director has defended the actor’s work.
It is worth remembering how the character of Skarsgård is a kind of French aristocrat who is a powerful member of the High Summit – and the European accent bothered some people. During podcast interview Happy Sad Confused, Chad Stahelski commented on how this decision was intentional.
“[Skarsgård] came to me and said, ‘I want to do some badass French, like a Cajun accent,'” the filmmaker recalled. “And I thought, ‘I have no idea what that sounds like.’ Some people criticized us a little because it’s not a good French accent. I’m like, ‘Guys, it shouldn’t be French.’ Like, he wasn’t trying to be French, he’s a guy who speaks French, that’s all.”
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