The entire entertainment industry was plunged into a state of shock yesterday when character actor Lance Reddick He passed away suddenly at the age of 60, and the news of his death came completely unexpected.
After all, the veteran of countless high-profile movies and TV shows had been on the press trail for John Wick: Chapter 4 as recently as this week, and it came as no surprise that many of his friends, colleagues, and contemporaries were quick to express their utter shock and disbelief at the passing of a star who could always be relied on to deliver a solid performance no matter what. what genre or medium was appearing.
The fourth installment of the fast-paced action franchises hits theaters next week and will be bittersweet as a result. Reddick will reprise his role as the withered sage and Continental veteran Charon, and was set to return once more in both Ana de Armas-directed spin-offs. Dancer and the develop Chapter 5.
With that in mind, his reflections on the past, present and future of john wick in an interview with Collider conducted just a few days ago is more moving and powerful than anyone would have wanted it to be.
“For me, it’s two things. First of all, I’m amazed that it got to this point because it started out as such a small, almost standalone movie that I wasn’t sure it was going to be much more than a cult hit that I knew was just a great script that was turned into this giant.
So the fact that it’s a part of not just such a big franchise, but such a big franchise that’s so, so well done, and that literally changed action movies and then created a world that you’ve never seen before is amazing. for me. And then the fact that I’ve been fortunate in my career to have had that experience, particularly television, more than once. So I’m like, “Damn, this is my career. This is great.
With Chapter 4 earning rave reviews to carry on john wickReddick’s rise as arguably the best cinematic universe in the industry, it’s comforting to know the future is in good hands, even if it’s tragic that Reddick won’t be around to see where he’s headed next.