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Late Show: Keanu Reeves Is All About John Wick and Ted

Late Show: Keanu Reeves Is All About John Wick and Ted

Late Show: Keanu Reeves Is All About John Wick and Ted


Keanu Reeves was Stephen’s guest on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert to talk about his two (presumably) favourite film characters.

Sorry Neo, you’re just not The One anymore.

Keanu Reeves has been on an action-packed hot streak with his John Wick franchise, where the titular character (Reeves) goes on a silent anger rampage where he kills a lot of people over a puppy. If you’ve ever seen the film Keanu with Jordan Peele and Keegan Michael Key, you might think it sounds a bit familiar. But no. That was just a really weird coincidence.

The best (and nearly only) thing about the John Wick movies? The violence. Specifically, how put-together the fight scenes are. The character John Wick realllllly knows how to kill people, and Keanu Reeves knows how to look good while doing it. But it’s a lot of work to learn how to pretend to be a mass murderer.

With John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum arriving in cinemas soon, you’d best hold off on picking a favourite John Wick fight scene. Because this one’s got a horse.

And before you get excited: no, John Wick does not fight a horse. He fights on a horse. Still really cool, but not quite as cool…

What kind of monster would John Wick have to be to fight a horse, anyway? Sure, he kills people with no regard, but they were asking for it, by being private security guards, mostly. Because that’s some sort of grievous sin worth punishment of bullets and beatings.

Come to think of it, what kind of monster would a horse have to be to get on John Wick’s bad side? Surely the horse isn’t on security payroll (Wick let’s his enemy’s employees live, if they’re not actively trying to kill him/get in his way of killing). So what would a horse have to do to deserve a Wick beat-down?

Speaking of inane topics of conversation, everyone’s favourite non-Kevin Smith waste-case duo that doesn’t involve Tommy Chong or Kal Penn is returning to cinemas as well. Keanu Reeves and Alex Winter recently confirmed Bill & Ted Face The Music – the 30-year-later follow-up to the Bill & Ted film series. Reeves will reprise his role as Ted “Theodore” Logan, and he couldn’t be happier about it.

You’ve come a long way, baby. From high school burn-out Ted Logan, to former hitman for hire turned plain old pro-bono murderer, with a whole lot in between, including Neo the stoic IT guy (also saviour of humanity), that guy who took a really long bus ride, and a literal angel- and demon-puncher (who could’ve looked just a little bit more like Sting tbh), Reeves has cemented himself as one of America’s acting greats. Who knows what wacky role this guy will take on next.

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