Keanu Reeves & Chad Stahelski Dedicate John Wick 4 To Late Lance Reddick
John Wick: Chapter 4 will be officially dedicated to the late actor Lance Reddick. Reddick earned his claim to fame through his numerous roles in Hollywood, including Lost, The Wire, and John Wick. Now, after passing away at 60 years old, his legacy is enshrined and will be honored by the John Wick series.
While John Wick: Chapter 4 is a few weeks away from debuting in theaters, that hasn’t stopped the other members of the John Wick 4 cast from reaching out to honor the beloved actor. In a statement released to Entertainment Weekly, Keanu Reeves and director Chad Stahelski declared that they intend to dedicate the fourth iteration of the John Wick franchise to Reddick. Check out their statement below:
“We are deeply saddened and heartbroken at the loss of our beloved friend and colleague Lance Reddick. He was the consummate professional and a joy to work with. Our love and prayers are with his wife Stephanie, his children, family and friends. We dedicate the film to his loving memory. We will miss him dearly.”
Lance Reddick’s Influence On The John Wick Franchise
Reddick’s impact on John Wick: Chapter 4 and John Wick as a whole cannot be understated, especially given that he has been a piece of the franchise since the start. As the concierge of the Continental Hotel, he becomes a close ally (and occasional enemy) of John Wick, even going so far as to watch the man’s dog as a favor. As the sole place where assassins can find genuine refuge from their war-torn lives, Charon’s Continental Hotel is a key piece of the John Wick universe.
Reddick’s Charon has appeared in every movie in the franchise, cementing his importance. It’s no surprise that the John Wick 4 crew intends to honor him. A posthumous dedication is a touching tribute that emphasizes how central Reddick was to the universe and to the lives of his co-stars and those he worked with.
Yet the dedication is meant to be more than an act of acknowledgment for a character — it’s also for the person that Reddick was. With such a profound impact on Hollywood through his hundreds of roles over the years, more than just John Wick: Chapter 4 stars have been responding to Reddick’s death in an attempt to honor him. As Hollywood continues to come to terms with the shocking news, more dedications are sure to come.
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