HOLLYWOOD, CA - OCTOBER 22:  Actor Keanu Reeves attends Summit Entertainment's premiere of "John Wick" at the ArcLight Hollywood on October 22, 2014 in Hollywood, California.  (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)
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Keanu Reeves Turned His House Into A Training Ground For John Wick: Chapter 2
Precision is everything in the world of "John Wick," and the way that Keanu Reeves holds, fires, and reloads a gun has to be entirely second nature. The only way to get to that level of proficiency is time and practice, and for Reeves, that meant taking his work home with him.
Via Page Six, Reeves described his process of honing Wick's handling of a weapon for "Chapter 2," saying: "Basically just take the gun home, start walking around, practice spying rooms, practice your draws [...] practice your reloads, transitions from weapon to weapon, footwork, and then kind of coming up with the John Wick style."
In an interview with /Film in 2017, stunt coordinator J.J. Perry emphasized that Reeves not only memorized specific moves but also learned in over three and a half months of training to improvise. "It's an interactive range. He'll run a course five times and we'll change it, which lends itself to choreography. It's constantly changing," said Perry.