In 2014, John Wick opened in theaters and became the sleeper hit of the year. These behind-the-scenes stories from John Wick and its sequel John Wick: Chapter 2 will make you appreciate the assassin movie even more than you already did. Keanu Reeves learned everything from judo to a stunt termed "car fu" to prepare for his role as the titular assassin who is forced out of retirement. These stories about making the John Wick movies will bring you into the mindset of the film’s co-directors Chad Stahelski and David Leitch. Both men served as stunt coordinators on The Matrix, but that isn’t the only link between the two franchises.
Reeves's preparation process for one of the most blood-soaked, action-filled, anti-hero roles in cinema history was extensive and fascinating, and he would do it all again. Stahelski had an incredibly specific vision for Chapter 2, and he went to extensive lengths to guarantee that the blockbuster hit was just as spectacular as the first John Wick.
The Mirror Scene In 'John Wick: Chapter 2' Took Months To Plan
Reeves Did Almost All Of His Own StuntsPhoto: John Wick / Amazon
Keanu Reeves Insisted On The Pencil Fight For The 'John Wick' Sequel
The 'John Wick' Sequel Uses "Car Fu"
Reeves Spent Three Months In "Boot Camp" To Prepare For The Sequel
Keanu Reeves Refused To Rest Even Though He Had The FluPhoto: John Wick / Amazon