Keanu Reeves is a Canadian actor, director, producer, and musician. He gained fame for his starring role performances in several blockbuster films, including comedies from the Bill and Ted franchise, action thrillers Point Break, Speed, and the John Wick franchise; psychological thriller The Devil's Advocate and science fiction/action series The Matrix. He talks new experiences for himself and for John Wick that will happen in John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum.
Screen Rant: First of all, I gotta say congratulations on the film. I love this world. I love the world building of John Wick. It’s so much fun. It's so rich. The stunts and action sequences with each movie pick it up a pace and they're just top notch. Did your training regimen have to change at all with going to 87, 11?
Keanu Reeves: Um, yeah, it was a, it was more. I had the benefit of the training for John Wick and then training for John Wick: Chapter Two. And so I got a little bit better just a little higher hand. Just because you're doing the reps, right? You're doing all the work for all the judo, all of the weapons training and in this one and it had some knives and some swords and some horse riding. So, there was new things to do and learn which is the gift of John Wick.
Screen Rant: That knife scene was amazing, and it was almost hard for my eyes to keep up with it. It's like eye candy for action sequences. How tough was that? How challenging was that for you?
Keanu Reeves: That was really tough and really challenging and really fun. Yeah.
Screen Rant: Halle Berry's a new character that's added to the John Wick franchise. How did she push you as an actor and what does her character bring to the franchise?
Keanu Reeves: Well, the character we have a past, and I go to Halle Berry's characters, Sophia, for some help. And I have her marker. So, she has some obligations that she might not want to fulfill. Halle is a wonderful artist and there's such depth and for the action there was such commitment and she's so great at the drama, at characterization and honesty and she's great with the action.
Screen Rant: Now The Continental, it's not John’s safe haven anymore and he can't use that as a safety net. So how does that push John this time around the John Wick movie.
Keanu Reeves: He’s alone, he has to fend for himself. Yeah. So part of the film is how does he solve this situation? The consequences? Right. So the film starts right after chapter two, and he's got an hour, right? Winston gave him, but he's excommunicado when there was an open contract, but he's got an hour, so he's gotta figure something out. And that's the, the hijinks of the film from John's character. There's new other hijinks for other characters.
Screen Rant: I never want to see this franchise end. Really. I never want to see it end. But if it does come to an end would you rather see John Walk off into the sunset or die in battle?
Keanu Reeves: Hmm if it was Marvel. I could do both. I can die in battle and then come back. But what would I prefer? I want John to be happy. So, let's have him walk out in the sunset because he's not, he's fighting for his life. So if there's a battle to be won, it's his life. So that he can remember the love and for Helen. So, walk off into the sunset.
- John Wick: Chapter 3 - Parabellum (2019) release date: May 17, 2019