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John Wick 5 Isn’t Guaranteed, According To Keanu Reeves

According to franchise star Keanu Reeves, John Wick 5 isn’t yet a guarantee. After the success of the first John Wick spawned a number of sequels, the shadowy, assassin-filled world of the films has only grown larger. Reeves’ titular hitman has now gunned down enemies across a host of different countries, fighting to protect himself, exact revenge, and take down the organization known as the High Table. Reeves will next appear in John Wick: Chapter 4, which was originally supposed to film back-to-back with a fifth movie. After plans changed due to the desire for a break between productions, it became less clear what the status of the planned fifth film is.

In a recent interview with Total Film (via GamesRadar), Reeves addresses the possibility of John Wick 5, making clear that it’s not a sure thing just yet. According to the star, a fifth film will be mostly dependent upon how well audiences receive John Wick: Chapter 4, which is due out in March. Reeves’ comments follow those of longtime franchise director Chad Stahelski, who previously expressed last summer that “it is the studio’s [full] intention to continue the franchise” following the upcoming film. Check out Reeves’ full comment below:

“You have to see how the audience responds to what we did. The only reason we’ve had a chance to make these movies is that people have liked what we have done. So I think we have to wait and see how the audience responds to it. Hopefully they’ll like it.”

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How John Wick: Chapter 4 Could Set Up A Fifth Film

John Wick sitting at a table while Winston stands behind him.

With the door to a fifth film fairly definitively propped open, it’s fair to assume that John Wick: Chapter 4 won’t end with John’s death. The upcoming fourth installment is expected to follow Reeves’ character as he faces off against a powerful new adversary (and some old friends) upon uncovering a new way to take down the High Table. The John Wick: Chapter 4 trailer has already teased that the upcoming movie will be a globe-trotting affair, with Reeves’ character traveling to Paris, Japan, Germany, and the Middle East. With a fifth movie remaining uncertain, the upcoming fourth movie has the difficult job of giving John a satisfying ending while still keeping the door open to future adventures.

The best way to do this might be to actually have John succeed in his quest to take down the High Table. The organization is massive and very powerful but, John Wick: Chapter 4 could see Reeves’ assassin deliver a killing blow, cutting the head off of the snake, so to speak. In contrast to previous films, which see John thrown back into the fire after succeeding in his missions, John Wick: Chapter 4 could actually just end with a victory. With the High Table crippled, John Wick 5 would have an opportunity to tell a much more personal story, perhaps focusing on John’s dynamic with Winston, who surprisingly betrayed him at the end of the third movie.

Each new movie in the franchise has expanded the universe, featuring more kills and bigger set pieces, but at a certain point, this strategy could result in diminishing returns. By using a fifth movie to hone in on John as a character and tell a more intimate story, it could end up feeling like an interesting bookend to the first John Wick, which was also a little smaller in scope and scale due to budgetary limitations. John Wick 5 may not be a guarantee just yet but, if the response to previous movies in the franchise is any indication, it’s looking like a very likely possibility.

More: The First John Wick Movie Had The Perfect Female Spinoff Setup

Source: Total Film (via GamesRadar)

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‘I am officially off the market’: When Margot Robbie revealed she made the ‘conscious’ decision of not dating actors

Margot Robbie revealed her decision to not date actors because of the media scrutiny that came with a public relationship of two high-profile actors
Back in 2015, A-lister Margot Robbie made a declaration that she would not be dating any actors. The actress may have alluded to her fiance Tom Ackerley, who she married the following year in 2016. In an exclusive interview with Marie Claire, she revealed that being in a relationship as an actor herself came with its own set of challenges. She believed that dating someone who was popular would add on to the media scrutiny.

Margot Robbie opened up on why she made a conscious decision to not date actorsTalking to Marie Claire, she claimed, “I am officially off the market.” She then shared the reasoning behind her decision and added, “I made a conscious decision not to date actors.” She continued to explain, “But not because I hate actors. That’s a nasty generalization to make, and that’s not the case. People take such an interest in your love life when you have a profile, it puts a lot of stress on a relationship.”
The Barbie actress continued, “So two people with profiles, I figure it’s just double the amount of scrutiny, and I’d like to avoid that at all costs.” This came after reports of her locking lips with Tarzan co-star Alexander Skarsgard started making rounds. It was reported that she was caught kissing the actor during the Sundance Film Festival.

Margot Robbie revealed she opted for a minimal lifestyle even after becoming an actorIn the interview, Robbie also opened up about how she was adapting to fame. She shared, “I have a normal 24-year-old life. If I were a waitress, I’d probably have the exact same lifestyle. I’d go to the same clubs I go to already, live in the same house with the same housemates, hang out with the same people.”
However, Margot Robbie tied the knot with Tom Ackerley who is an English producer and actor. The duo met on the sets of 2013 movie Suite Francaise where Tom was working as an assistant director. Post marriage, both of them launched their production company LuckyChap Entertainment.

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Monica Bellucci and Tin Burton at lunch in the restaurant in Selci Lama

For All Saints’ Day, the Hollywood star from Tiferno returned to his native Umbria to enjoy a moment of relaxation and then visit his parentsOn the occasion of the All Saints’ Day celebrations, the Hollywood star of Tiferno origin, Monica Bellucci, returned to her native Umbria to enjoy a moment of relaxation and to visit her father Pasquale and her mother Brunella.Flanked by her current partner Tim Burton, she went to lunch, together with about twenty old friends, at the Osteria del Musicista, which has always been her favorite restaurant, in Selci Lama.Menu dedicated to typical dishes of the area, which includes an appetizer with breadsticks lined with coppa, duck in porchetta and grilled pork livers, polenta with wild boar sauce accompanied by the very typical cappelletti in broth.To conclude, a dessert based on fried “ciaccia” with Nutella and roasted chestnuts.
Having paid the bill and greeted the restaurant owner and lifelong friend, Roberto Polchi, Monica brought home cappelletti and broth for a family dinner.

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‘Rocky’ Was Quite Different In His Original Screenplay, Sylvester Stallone Claims

Sylvester Stallone took his friend’s advice on a rewrite of the original screenplay to Rocky. A few tweaks later, he was on his way to major success.
In the new Netflix documentary Sly, Stallone discussed how he initially conceived of the project, which had a much harder edge. In the early version, Rocky was depicted as a “thuggish” character, inspired by Martin Scorsese’s crime drama, Mean Streets.

But Stallone’s perspective changed when a friend read the script and thought the boxer was too cruel for audiences to actually care about him.
Stallone recalled her crying.

“She goes, ‘I hate Rocky. I hate him. He’s cruel. He hits people. He beats them up.’”
Stallone took it to heart, and asked what he could do to soften the character.

“I said, ‘what if you stop short of it?’ Like, maybe he almost did. He could have, that’s his job, but he doesn’t?’ ‘That’d be nice,’” he added. “I said, ‘What if he had a girlfriend or something?’ ‘Yeah, that’s nice.’ So I go back, start writing that: ‘Girlfriend. Nice.’”
$117 million in box office later, a franchise was born.

Stallone also revealed that actor Dolph Lundgren sent him to the hospital during one fight scene in Rocky IV.
“Dolph Lundgren… he pulverized me,” Stallone says in the documentary. “Later that night, my heart started to swell—which happens when the heart hits the chest—and then my blood pressure went up to 260, and they thought I was going to be talking to angels. Next thing I know, I’m in intensive care, where I’m surrounded by nuns, and I thought, ‘OK, that’s curtains.’”
Stallone was in the hospital for nine days following the incident, praying for “one more round.”
“For the first minute of the fight, it is going to be a free-for-all,” Stallone told Lundgren. The Swedish actor joked in a separate interview that all he did was “obey orders,” explaining, “[Stallone] was the boss. I did what he told me.”
Doctors allegedly told Stallone that he received a blow to the ribs that made his heart rattle around in his ribcage, a condition typically seen in head-on collisions. “I did hit a bus, of sorts,” Stallone joked.

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