John Wick is easily one of the most anticipated franchises of all time and the high-octane films are a marvel of filmmaking with a worthy claim to reside in the action film pantheon. Now, the fans are looking forward to the fourth instalment and it also features an ending few would have predicted. But, what does that mean for the franchise?
Even the people behind John Wick might not know the answer just yet, because they made it possible for the franchise to have two very different futures.
The first three movies saw John Wick franchise repeatedly teasing that its titular hero’s story would ultimately end in death. ALSO READ | John Wick Chapter 4 TRAILER OUT: Keanu Reeves Returns As Deadly Assasin And He Seems Ready To Spill Some Blood! New Sequel Promises Pinnacle Of Action!
As friend and foe alike—including the Elder, Koji, and the Marquis—told John Wick there was only one way for him to truly be free. Wick himself always agreed with the countless characters who said such a fate awaited him.
The only thing he could possibly control was how he died and in Chapter 4, he decided he wanted to die a free man who stayed true to himself.
During his final fight, John Wick suffers gravely and the three bullets he took from Caine during it, proved fatal. In his final moments, Baba Yaga asked his old friend Winston to “take him home.” He then sat on the steps in front of the Basilica of Sacré Coeur to watch one final sunset.
John’s ‘home’ was a New York City cemetery plot next to the final resting place of his late wife Helen. His gravestone is simply stated, ‘Loving Husband’ and it is the epitaph he’d requested earlier in the movie. ALSO READ | Heropanti 2 First Look: Tiger Shroff's Deadly Look Reminds Us Of Keanu Reeves AKA John Wick
The story of John Wick, a loyal friend to the end, ends fittingly with his friends Winston and the Bowery King honouring him. Though the King wonders what awaited John in the afterlife, Heaven or Hell.
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