But he’s also John effing Wick. This video of him training for John Wick: Chapter 3-Parabellum with Navy SEAL veteran and former CIA contractor Shawn Ryan at Ryan’s Florida-based Vigilance Elite shows Reeves isn’t about to let anyone else handle his Wick stunt work if he doesn’t have to, age be damned.
This is a master class in being a badass.
For some men hitting the mid-50s means it’s time to put your feet up. At 54, Keanu Reeves could take on a couple of lame-ass romantic comedies a year and chill.
Ryan’s outfit provides tactical training for law enforcement and civilians and part of what we get here is a bit of a master class in how elite special forces operators take care of business. Ryan clearly demonstrates organized and focused strategies for how a lone gunman might clear a room while avoiding the trap of the doorway death funnel-knowledge no one wants to ever use, but it’s cool to have it.
Another thing obvious in this video: Keanu Reeves, like his movie assassin, appears to be a «man of focus.»
«Training for John Wick» is becoming its own little video mini-genre. Footage cobbled together in this clip reel is a good example, demonstrating how Halle Berry put herself through the paces training-wise for her role as Wick’s fellow assassin Sophia in John Wick: Chapter 3.
If anything, video of Reeves training for John Wick: Chapter 2 was even more intense.
In Parabellum, Wick is on the run from pretty much the entire assassin underworld-everyone wants the $14 million bounty on his head. He obviously needs to have a warrior’s skillset to survive.
We’ll see how all this killer training pays off when John Wick: Chapter 3-Parabellum is in theaters on May 17.