Keanu Reeves was spotted in Berlin ahead of the production start of the fourth installment of the John Wick franchise on Friday.
The 56-year-old actor appeared to be enjoying the fresh spring air while taking a walk with another crew member.
The cast and crew of the upcoming film are currently preparing to begin the main photography for future participation in the action thriller series in June.
Back again: On Friday, Keanu Reeves was spotted on a shared walking tour in Berlin ahead of the start of the production of John Wick 4
Reeves stayed comfortable during the walk and wore a form-fitting black puff jacket.
The actor tried to ward off the cold in early spring with a two-tone beanie and a comfy scarf.
Development of the fourth installment of the action thriller franchise officially began shortly after the release of the third film, John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum, in May 2019.
In April last year, series director Chad Stahelski spoke with Collider and noted that the project’s creative team had set the bar much higher for the upcoming film from the start.
Appropriate Attire: The franchise star wore a black puffy coat and scarf to keep herself comfortable in the crisp early spring air
‘We have submitted an idea or theme [plan] and it was really big. So we’re talking about doing something more than one [John Wick 4], or something like that, and trying to develop that, ”he said.
The 52-year-old filmmaker also indicated that the development team had a relatively fleshed-out story in mind for the upcoming feature and that they were happy with some sort of roadmap.
Stahelski said, “I am in a happy place where we are evolving … we are in a place where we know what we want to do and where we want to do it.”
The director then noted that the planned film wouldn’t lose its action-oriented core, as he and creative partner David Leitch regularly looked back on their previous roles for creative inspiration.
Forward and Upward: During an interview with Collider, Chad Stahelski noted that the creative team behind the series was trying to raise the bar for the fourth entry
Preparing for Success: The director of the series also noted that the team had worked out a concept for the upcoming film, saying “we know what we want to do and where we want to do it”; Reeves can be seen in 2019 John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum
‘I think Dave and I were both good at what we did as stuntmen and as choreographers. So we don’t want to lose that, ”he said.
Production for the fourth entry in the franchise will mainly take place in Berlin and Paris, with New York City and Japan as additional filming locations.
The crew behind the film originally planned to shoot back-to-back for another John Wick feature film, although this idea was later shot, leaving the possibility of a fifth film in limbo.
The fourth entry in the action franchise was originally scheduled to debut sometime this year, although the onset of the global pandemic forced the release date to May 27, 2022.
The time change was made in part to avoid a potential conflict with Reeves’ upcoming sci-fi action movie, the currently untitled fourth movie in the Matrix series.
For those waiting, the fourth entry in the action thriller franchise was set to debut this year, although it was eventually delayed to May 27, 2022; Reeves is spotted in the first movie of the series. which premiered in 2014
Several spin-offs in the John Wick franchise are also currently in the development phase.
Since 2017, work has been underway on a female-focused film entitled Ballerina, which will serve to expand the universe of the original films, and it was announced in May last year that Chloe Grace Moretz was being sought for the lead role.
A television series entitled The Continental has also been in the development process for three years and will focus on the eponymous hotel in the universe.
The upcoming show got its official order in 2018 and will premiere on Starz in the near future.
Reeves will reprise his iconic role as the series’ titular character for The Continental.
Does his thing: Reeves will reprise his iconic role in the upcoming television series The Continental; he is performing in the original movie in the John Wick franchise