John Wick is a fictional character portrayed by actor Keanu Reeves in the action thriller film series titled "John Wick." The character first appeared in the film "John Wick," released in 2014, and has since become a popular and iconic figure in the action genre.
John Wick is a retired hitman who is forced to return to his violent past after the tragic death of his dog and the theft of his car. Known for his deadly skills and relentless determination, Wick embarks on a mission of revenge against the people responsible for his losses. The films in the series follow Wick's relentless pursuit of his enemies and his efforts to protect himself and those he cares about.
The success of the first film led to two sequels: "John Wick: Chapter 2" in 2017 and "John Wick: Chapter 3 - Parabellum" in 2019. The franchise gained a significant following due to its intense action sequences, stylish cinematography, and Keanu Reeves' charismatic performance as the titular character.
The John Wick series is known for its distinctive blend of gun-fu, martial arts, and gritty storytelling. The films have received critical acclaim for their choreography, visual style, and Reeves' portrayal of the stoic and lethal assassin. The franchise has been successful both commercially and critically, and a fourth installment titled "John Wick 4" is currently in development.