In order to raise the stakes for “John Wick: Chapter 4,” the new film would have to outdo the franchise’s previous efforts in a big way. To do so, the team behind the pulse-pounding exploits of Baba Yaga and the man himself were excited to reintroduce muscle cars into the franchise with an insane stunt taking place around the Arc de Triomphe in France, with some unique requirements. “We tore all the doors off and lost the windshield. You’re gonna do a reverse 180, and you gotta shoot a gun, and you gotta reload,” Stunt coordinator Scott Rogers said about what the car and Reeves went through for the sequence in the “New Challenges” featurette. He also praised the actor’s skills, “He actually started getting too good in the car.” The whole thing caused Keanu Reeves to chime in, saying, “we’re smashing people, hitting people. It’s just amazing. Have we gone too far?” While the actor did chuckle when he gave his remark, the ambitious automotive maneuver indicates that the franchise is going all out for “John Wick: Chapter 4.”
And this isn’t the first time Reeves revealed what goes into making his killer persona such a menace behind the wheel. “We took the car-driving to the next level, which I really enjoy,” the actor stated in an interview with Total Film Magazine. “There’s 180s, forward-into-reverse 180s, reverse-into-forward 270s, drifting… So it was really fun to get a chance to learn those skills, and to play.”
There is no denying that these movies continue to push the envelope in every installment. Given what’s in store for the fourth venture, fans can only imagine what will make Keanu Reeves nervous if “John Wick 5” ever happens.