Actor Keanu Reeves attending special screening of the John Wick 3 Parabellum at the Ham Yard Hotel in 2019.
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John Wick 3 Was Written Around Keanu Reeves' Cool Scene Wish List
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This story contains spoilers for the "John Wick" films.
With "John Wick: Chapter 3 — Parabellum," actor Keanu Reeves and director Chad Stahelski wanted to keep expanding the world and put the character in new, exciting locales and life-threatening predicaments. During production, Reeves referred to some of the big moments as checking off some of the stunts and scenarios on his wish list.
"I thought it would be cool if John Wick escaped on a horse, so we got John Wick riding some horses, fighting with some horses," Reeves told Collider. That horse fight incorporated swordplay, motorcycle stunts, and high-fire gun blasting that leaped over the already high bar for "John Wick"-style action up to that point.
His wish list also allowed for some opportunities to have Wick gallivant across the globe and reveal more about the mysterious High Table, all at once. "I love the character, so I was like, 'How do we get John Wick on a dune?' We came up with an idea. We're opening up the idea of the 'High Table,' the world, the levels, architecture," explained Reeves.