Caution! Spoilers for John Wick: Chapter 4.
John Wick: Chapter 4 star Rina Sawayama says she made sure that the film’s co-star Keanu Reeves took care of her while filming the new movie. After the success of the first three installments, Reeves’ titular killer returns John Wick: Chapter 4, this time wants to bring down the High Table. In addition to returning regulars such as Ian McShane’s Winston and the late Lance Reddick’s Charon, the sequel introduces a host of new characters, including Sawayama Akira, a concierge at the Osaka Continental Hotel.
in a recent interview with USA Today after its success John Wick: Chapter 4, Sawayama reveals that Reeves was a kind ally on set. He not only made the first-time actress feel comfortable in a new environment, but also helped her when she was injured on set. Check out Sawayama’s full review below:
“(Reeves) knew it was my first film and looked after me a lot. I threw my back out the first week and he made sure I had everything I needed to improve.”
How John Wick 4 sets up the future of the Akira franchise
The John Wick: Chapter 4 finish ostensibly wraps up the story of Reeves’ killer, but a post-credits scene suggests that Akira’s story may just be beginning. At the beginning of the story, after Vic takes refuge in the Osaka Continental, the building is attacked by the small army of the Marquis (Bill Skarsgård). Kane (Donnie Yen) kills Akira’s father, Shimazu (Hiroyuki Sanada), during the attack, and Sawayama’s character clearly seeks revenge.
While the story thread seems to be left hanging as the credits roll, the post-credits scene sees Akira approaching Kane through a crowded Parisian square before raising a knife. The scene fades to black and leaves the fates of both characters up in the air, but Stahelski recently revealed that an alternate version of the scene clearly showed Akira killing her father’s killer. Whether he kills her or not, when it comes to Akira, needs to be told more clearly.
A John Wick spin-off movie Akira can see that he can’t kill Kane and then move towards that goal, or he can follow Kane after killing him and deal with any repercussions that come from that decision. Rather, it’s interesting that Kane and Akira are forced to put aside their differences and team up to face a greater threat. After all, Kane tried to save Shimazu during the fight. It remains to be seen what happens next for Akira John Wick: Chapter 4but Akira could provide an interesting character to follow in its own spinoff.
Source: USA Today