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Keanu Reeves Reveals Cut Scene From John Wick, Talks Fans Embracing The Series

May 9, 2019 | Posted by Jeremy Thomas
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Keanu Reeves spoke with Uproxx for a new interview promoting the release of John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum next week. Highlights are below:

On fans embracing the John Wick franchise: “Yeah, yeah it’s been really special. You hope people like what you do – and you hope that even more when you love what you’re doing. I love the John Wick films. I love playing John Wick.”

On the knife-throwing scene depicted in the John Wick 3 trailer: “Yeah, there’s some real knives. We threw some rubber knives and then we had an empty hand, so there’s some CG knives and rubber knives. We trained with rubber knives and I trained with real knives. So we were trying to get the technique and how you would throw. I don’t think I’m really good at it, but I was okay. And I was also practicing techniques where you didn’t spin the knife.”

On the new film going back to basics a bit: “It does, but it’s only simple because you had the background from chapter two … you’ve heard about the high table, and you knew the war of the Continentals, so that world-building was done, so we could just move in to then. For John Wick’s journey, yeah, he’s being chased.”

On a scene cut from the first film of what John does in his free time: “In the first script they had John Wick described as working with old leather-bound books and book restoration. Yeah, we filmed it. It’s not in the movie, but we filmed it … he had a hobby and a vocation. That’s what he did. Best case, yes, his wife had passed, and that’s what he had decided to do once he got out after the impossible task, that was his vocation.”