Keanu Reeves Spills Exciting Details on John Wick: Chapter 4 (Extended) | The Tonight Show
-Thank you for being here, bud. Man, people love you. -Good evening! Hello, New York. -That feels good, right? That’s got to feel good. They love you. We ran into each other a few months ago at a restaurant. -Oh, yeah. -In L.A. Do you remember that? -Of course I remember that. -Yeah, yeah. I didn’t know. I saw you. I saw you eating. You were with your girlfriend, and I thought it would be funny. I sent you over — -An olive. -One olive. -One olive. -I go, split it, eat it yourself, whatever you want. I don’t want
to tell you how to eat your olive. -Yeah, and then what did we do? We sent you something. -No, I’ll tell you exactly what you did. You had the whole restaurant come over and sing me happy birthday. -Oh, yes. -And it was not my birthday. It was not my birthday at all. I blew out the candle. I blew out the candle. It was not my birthday at all. -It was not your birthday. -It was not my birthday, but that really made me laugh. But then here’s the best move. You were leaving. There was a great
guy who plays music, guitar at the — -At the restaurant. -At the restaurant. -We won’t say where it is. We don’t want to
with myself. -You were harmonizing. -But then you — Were you just leaving? -Yeah, we were just leaving, and then, you know — -I grabbed you. -Your energy, the whole audience, the audience — the restaurant was into it. So, it was just like, let’s all sing, and we all started — -So we sang “Hey Jude” together. Yeah, it was fantastic. You have a great reputation by the way, in Hollywood of being a very nice guy, and I will say, you always have been nice. Always have been a cool guy with me. -Fix my shirt. Fix my
tie. -Yeah. You’ve always been great to me. But I saw this photo that just — everyone is talking about it on the Internet. You crashed someone’s wedding in London. -I didn’t crash — -Well, it looks like you weren’t invited. I don’t know. -I sort of look like that. -I don’t know if you crashed it, but you definitely — -I was invited to meet some folks and take a photo. -Oh, sorry. So you heard people were getting married or something? -No. It was outside and there was another part of the hotel and it was outside of
London and they were having a wedding and then the groom came by and he was like, “Hi,” and I was like, “Hi.” And then he was like, “Do you want to take a picture with everybody?” And I said, “Yeah, sure, let’s do it.” And meet some folks and we went in there and I said hi and hi and hi and then we took some photographs. That’s one of the photographs. -It made their night. -One of these things does not belong and it was me. -I would have sang “Hey Jude” with them if they asked me.
-It was really lovely. -It’s cool that you do that stuff. It’s also cool that you do this stuff too. Can we talk about “Brzrkr”? -Oh, you have “Brzrkr.” -Yeah, I have “Brzrkr.” -It’s a comic book. -This is unbelievable. Now, this is just an idea you had and you go, “I’m just going to make this.” -Yeah, I cowrote it with Matt Kindt and amazing illustrator Ron Garney. Issue 12. It’s a 12-issue limited series. The last one came out yesterday. -Yeah. Do you know the first — The first issue sold over 615,000 copies, making it the highest
selling indie comic of the 21st century. -Wow. Thanks. Thanks, universe. -Wow! -Thanks, everybody. No, it’s cool. I love comic books, and having the chance to do something like that was really special. -How did you end up coming up with a storyline and everything? -Where do ideas come from? -I know, yeah, that’s a very deep question. -Where do they — it came to me — What about a character that could punch people through the chest? And then, like, what if they were half God, half immortal? And then what if they were alive for 80,000 years? -What
would you do with this idea — -Then what would society do with that but then he’s cursed with violence. -He doesn’t want to be violent. -He doesn’t want to be violent. -No, but it’s in his blood. -He can’t die. Then he doesn’t know who his father is. -Are you kidding me? -There’s this tribe that asks the gods for a weapon because they’re being ambushed and exploited every season. And then they get this kid — -When are we seeing this movie? I want to see this! Come on! -Oh, and then he’s, like, being used by the
United States government. They’re trying to figure him out. -Of course the government gets involved. Yes. -Yes. Black ops. -But what would you do with this idea, Keanu Reeves, if you couldn’t have this outlet? Would this just live in your brain? I don’t know. You did it. -I don’t know. -You got it out. -I don’t know. I mean, it’s like a creative act. It’s something special. -It is, yeah. -It’s storytelling. And what would I do if I couldn’t do that? I’d probably be on the street, just babbling. -Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah. Would you make this into
a movie? -Yeah, that would be fun. -Yeah. Would you direct it? -Mm. I don’t know. I don’t know. We tried to shop it around, and then Netflix said, “Hey, do you want to make it with us?” And I was like, “Sure.” And then so we’re going to try and make that happen. -Whoa! I love it. We have to talk about “John Wick: Chapter 4.” Buddy, you did it again. It’s unbelievable! It’s — This one — This one’s the best. -What? -This one is the best one. Yes. -The best? What? -Plug your ears because I know
they’re all your babies. But I like this one. -What? That’s awesome. -The first one was like, “Holy moly.” -I know, what the heck is that? -I loved it. I didn’t know the first one was even out. I don’t know how I even saw the first one. And I go, “Oh, my gosh.” I think I was in a hotel somewhere. I go, “This movie is phenomenal.” I call my wife, I go, “You’ve got to watch ‘John Wick.'” I’m in all the way man, and we love you, and the whole Fallons love the Keanu at the house.
Well, you celebrate my birthday when it’s not my birthday. It’s great. This one has got it all. It looks gorgeous. It’s a work of art. The action starts maybe five seconds into it and doesn’t stop until you leave the theater. -Yeah, there’s a lot of action. -You’re on a horse at one point. -Yeah. -Shooting people. -Well, you know, I’m — Yeah. -Yeah. There’s nunchucks. -Yes, there are. -Yeah. There’s throwing stars. -Yeah. -There’s — -Driving. Crazy driving. -By the way, driving scenes with no doors. -Yeah, yeah. -No windows maybe at one point. -They got blown out
too. -There’s just a steering wheel and wheels, that’s all it is. It’s like a go-cart at the end of it. -It’s an American muscle car. And throwing 180s. -Oh, my gosh. -Doing John Wick things. -I read somewhere there’s 14 action sequences. -Yeah. Yeah. -And it’s all choreographed brilliantly. -Yeah, most of the time. I mean, it’s always — Well, I can’t say always. -Is there improvising ever? -Yeah, kind of, yeah. -And does that end well? No? -Yes. No humans were harmed in the making of this film. -Thank you, yeah. -No, I mean, there’s a lot —
the director, visionary Chad Stahelski, is very inventive. He really wants to create different kinds of environments or ways in the storytelling for the action. -He’s got to be a genius. I mean, this is the fourth one. You’re still inventing new ways to go, “Oh, that shot is gorgeous. How did he even come up with that?” The cars on the side, the lights hitting you at a certain thing. -Cinema. -It feels like cinema. -Cinema. -It feels like you’re watching — Yes! -Cinema. -What can we say about “John Wick” and this one that’s not spoiling anything? Or
can I just — I know you want to get out, like always. You don’t want to do this. -I don’t. I’m looking for my personal freedom. -Yes. -You know? It starts with trying to get my ring back, but that doesn’t work so well. -No. -I get a little angry. But then I’m looking for my personal freedom. There’s a whole bunch of new characters who are opening up the world of the High Table. -Who plays Caine? -Caine is Donnie Yen. He’s a legend. Hiroyuki Sanada, Rina Sawayama, who was on your show. -Rina Sawayama is fantastic. She
was on last night. -She’s awesome. -It’s a crusher cast. -Shamier Anderson. So we have The Tracker. We have Caine, we have Shimazu, so all of these different characters. It’s friendship, brotherhood, father, daughter, the choices you make, rules and consequences, who are you, man? -Wow! Come on! -Who are we? -Whoo! I want to show everyone a clip. Here is Keanu Reeves in “John Wick: Chapter 4.” Take a look at this. ♪♪ -John? -Caine. They gave you my name. -Yeah. -I’m sorry. -Me too. -No, no, no! Come on! Cinema! Keanu Reeves, “John Wick: Chapter 4” is in
theaters and IMAX March 24th. Keanu and I are playing “Pup Quiz” after the break. Come on back.