We all know Keanu Reeves has portrayed some of the best gun-toting action heroes on film: Johnny Utah in Point Break, Jack Traven in Speed, Neo in The Matrix, and most recently John Wick in John Wick.
But what I'm sure most of you didn't know (myself included) is that Reeves is also a gun-toting badass in real life. Taran Tactical, a gunsmithing company based in Southern California, recently filmed a short video showcasing the actor going through a 3-gun firearms course and it is absolutely nuts. Check it out below!
Now, I suppose it does make sense that Keanu would possess the kind of finesse and dexterity that we see in the video when it comes to handling the likes of assault rifles, sidearms, and shotguns: he's been doing it for years now. And yeah, it is part of his craft as an actor to delve into a character and hone in on what makes them who they are. But damn, watching him just tear through that course like a beast and go in hard makes me feel all funny inside.
That said, the question I have is, is Keanu merely running through the firearms course in training for John Wick 2 (likely)? Or is he doing it for fun, like a recreational hobby? Or maybe... maybe he's full on serious about competition shooting?
Either way, it's safe to assume that we're all in for a big bag of awesome once John Wick 2 hits theaters. Keanu definitely looks like he's in tip-top shape when it comes to close quarter firearms combat, and that'll surely translate to some really amazing action on film. I mean, look how badass he was in this scene from the first John Wick movie.
'John Wick 2' currently has no official release date, but rumors suggest it may come out in the second half of this year.
Are you excited for John Wick 2?