“John Wick: Chapter 4” is an action thriller film directed by Chad Stahelski and starring Keanu Reeves. The movie promises to be an explosive, high-octane experience full of exciting fight scenes and gunplay. As with any good sequel, there are bound to be references to popular TV shows and movies scattered throughout the film. Thus, “John Wick: Chapter 4” is no exception!
In this article, we are going to take a look at ten iconic references that you can expect in “John Wick: Chapter 4”.
It might not come as a surprise that this classic science fiction action movie will be referenced in some way or another in “John Wick: Chapter 4.” However, it remains a mystery for now – although it may involve a certain red pill.
The Terminator Series
The iconic cyborg Terminators from the movie series of the same name make an appearance in “John Wick: Chapter 4”, although in what capacity is still unknown.
However, fans can certainly expect some high-tech action featuring these unstoppable machines.
Keanu Reeves' character John Wick has been compared to Ian Fleming's classic spy character since the first installment of the franchise. So, it is no surprise that references to 007 are likely to be found throughout “John Wick: Chapter 4”.
Expect plenty of gadgets, glamour, and gunplay as John Wick channels his inner Bond.
For fans of the Matt Damon-led series, “John Wick: Chapter 4” has plenty to offer as John Wick channels his inner Bourne. All in terms of gadgets and close-quarters combat skills.
The Fast and the Furious Franchise
The car chases in the “John Wick” movies have become legendary. And we can expect more of the same fast-paced action from “John Wick: Chapter 4” as Keanu Reeves channels his inner Vin Diesel.
The Lord of the Rings Trilogy
Fans of JRR Tolkien's beloved fantasy trilogy should look out for a reference or two in “John Wick: Chapter 4.” Keanu Reeves plays a character similar to Aragorn.
Of course, the character is a powerful warrior with a mysterious past.
The post-apocalyptic world of the “Mad Max” series has been referenced in earlier John Wick movies, and we can expect more references this time around as well.
So, look out for some high-octane vehicular action inspired by George Miller's classic franchise.
Kung Fu Panda
One of the more lighthearted aspects of “John Wick: Chapter 4” is sure to be its references to the beloved animated movie series “Kung Fu Panda.” Thus, it follows the adventures of Po, a panda bear that is a master of martial arts.
Harley Quinn and the rest of the gang from DC's “Suicide Squad” makes an appearance in “John Wick: Chapter 4.” In what capacity? Well, we will have to wait to figure that out.
Game Of Thrones
Lastly, fans of HBO's fantasy series should keep an eye out for references to “Game Of Thrones” as John Wick channels his inner Khaleesi and battles for control of the seven kingdoms.
Thus, moviegoers can expect plenty of exciting action and iconic references as “John Wick: Chapter 4” hits the theatres. And these are just a few examples.