John Wick: Chapter 4 just had a killer weekend on the field workplace, grossing $73.5 million, the most important opening weekend but for the franchise and the second largest opening of Keanu Reeves’ career, behind The Matrix Reloaded.
That means a complete bunch of you saw the action movie this weekend however we’re guessing not all of you noticed the shock that was saved for the very finish of the credit. That’s because, sure, for the primary time in John Wick historical past, there was an finish credit scene. And it’s a doozy. Spoilers comply with, clearly.
After an ending that sees John Wick and his associates obtain their objectives in additional methods than one (extra on that in a second), the credit choose up with Caine (Donnie Yen) carrying a bouquet of flowers and going to see his daughter, who he has spent the complete film trying to avoid wasting. It ought to be a contented second for the now re-retired murderer however the movie did go away one dangling thread. It’s Akira (Rina Sawayama), whose father Koji (Hiroyuki Sanada) was killed by Caine earlier within the movie. “I’ll be waiting for you,” Caine says to her on the time. So ultimately credit, as Caine begins to method his daughter, a hooded Akira emerges and pulls a knife as she strides in direction of him. This is the second Akira has chosen to actual her revenge on Caine for killing her father solely, the scene ends there.
By ending the scene there, John Wick: Chapter 4 director Chad Stahelski does two issues. He each strongly implies that Akira will get her revenge and kills Caine but additionally, with out exhibiting it, leaves his choices open for it to not occur too, in case we get to see these characters once more. Which, after that close to $75 million opening, appears very attainable (despite what he’d been saying in the press). About that potential return although…let’s discuss in regards to the precise ending of the movie for a second.
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(I’m gonna drop a uncommon second spoiler warning right here in case you learn this simply to search out out the top credit score scene was however haven’t seen the film as a result of the film ends with a fair larger spoiler. Beware.)
Last likelihood. Ready? Okay.
John Wick: Chapter 4 ends with John Wick dying. Probably. Maybe. He takes a bullet to the abdomen, keels over, and later each Winston (Ian McShane) and the Bowery King (Lawrence Fishburne) commiserate at his gravesite. But right here’s the query, is Wick actually lifeless? Or is the merely the concept of “John Wick,” an unstoppable murderer, lifeless, and the grave is put there simply so the person can stay a lifetime of peace?
Here, now we have to think about, you may imagine no matter you need to. Stahelski once more leaves this open to interpretation so, if there’s by no means one other John Wick film, we will all agree he’s lifeless. Or, if Lionsgate dumps a truck of cash at their door and Chapter 5 occurs, they’ll simply say it was a ruse. Personally, even if by no means a Chapter 5, I need to imagine it’s a lie anyway. Wick simply wished to stay a peaceable, quiet life and by faking his demise, he’ll be capable of try this a lot simpler. To me, that’s the happiest ending, and simply oh so Wick. Do you agree? Let us know under.
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