The Continental producers didn’t know if the upcoming John Wick TV spin-off would work with out Keanu Reeves.
Keanu Reeves gave nearly the whole lot he needed to make the John Wick franchise the success that it’s, however can it work with out him? With the discharge of The Continental: From the World of John Wick practically upon us, we’re about to seek out out, however even the producers of the sequence weren’t certain it was going to work with out Keanu Reeves.
While talking with THR, John Wick franchise producer Basil Iwanyk mentioned, “It’s exhausting to take a look at: OK, why does a film or franchise work? There’s 1,000,000 other ways to take a look at it, and also you simply actually don’t know. Of course, there’s analysis and bullshit, but it surely’s one thing in your intestine. This is a prequel within the ’70s that doesn’t have Keanu and John Wick in it. Will it work?“
Iwanyk continued, “It was about the franchise and the health of the franchise and what attracts people to the franchise, as [much as] it was [about] telling a great story. We’re just kind of going and going and going and there isn’t that much time for self reflection of ‘Why is this working?’… We’re like, let’s just go forward and do things that we think are cool, and hopefully people agree. This show was the first time where we were going out of our comfort zone. And that was invigorating and exciting, but terrifying.”
“The three-part event will explore the origin behind the iconic hotel-for-assassins centerpiece of the John Wick universe through the eyes and actions of a young Winston Scott, as he’s dragged into the Hell-scape of 1970’s New York City to face a past he thought he’d left behind,” reads the official synopsis for The Continental. “Winston charts a lethal course by the lodge’s mysterious underworld in a harrowing try and seize the lodge the place he’ll ultimately take his future throne.“
So, does The Continental work with out Keanu Reeves as John Wick? You’ll must make that opinion for your self, however our personal Alex Maidy doesn’t assume so. “The Continental is exactly what I feared it would be: an IP cash grab,” Maidy wrote in his evaluation. “The truncated number of episodes made me think that The Continental would tell a propulsive and urgent story, but the bloated running times feel weak and overlong. Despite a great soundtrack of retro tracks, The Continental never justifies its existence.” You can try the remainder of Maidy’s evaluation right here.
In addition to The Continental, there’s one other John Wick spin-off on the way in which with Ballerina, which is able to star Ana de Armas as a younger girl with killer expertise who units out to get revenge when hitmen kill her household. Reeves will appear in the spin-off amongst different John Wick supporting characters. After the large success of John Wick: Chapter 4, Lionsgate is in early improvement on a fifth chapter as nicely.
The Continental: From the World of John Wick will premiere on Peacock on September twenty second, adopted by the discharge of Night 2 on September twenty ninth and Night 3 on October sixth.