It is probably the most prolific and profitable subgenre in the contemporary industry, it has given us countless hours of fun without restrictions and has ended up turning what was a hobby associated with very specific groups into a phenomenon. mainstream. It is obvious that superhero movies have given us a lot of joy, but if there is something to blame, it is the popularization of post-credit scenes.
As you may have guessed from the headline, the protagonist of the film that we are going to talk about next does not have superpowers —although it may seem so at many times—, but his latest adventure on the big screen, released under the title ‘John Wick 4’, It has joined the fashion of the Easter egg prior to turning on the lights in the room. Something still unprecedented in the franchise.
Next we will explain what happens in the post-credit scene of the spectacular film by Chad Stahelski starring Keanu Reeves, so if you haven’t seen it and want to be a virgin to the experience, better stop reading and come back later.
the taste of revenge
The almost three hours that ‘John Wick 4’ lasts —which, by the way, pass like a breath— have gone a long way. In addition to giving us some of the best setpieces we’ve seen in a long, long time, the feature film has taken advantage of its length to build new fiefdoms between some of your characters; being one of them the Caine of Donnie Yen and the Akira by Rina Sawayama.
When the Marquis de Gramont’s men arrive to close down the Osaka Continental just like they did the New York one, its manager, Shimazu, decides to put up a fight and lend a hand to Wick, who is at his facility. During the operation, Caine, hired by the villain played by Bill Skarsgard, faces Shimazu in a duel witnessed by Akirahotel concierge and daughter of the manager.
Before Caine leaves the scene of the confrontation, Akira tries to attack him. The blind hitman stops her and, as tradition dictates in this type of production with an Asian soul, tells her that he’ll be waiting until he decides to go for revenge.
After the events explained in ‘John Wick 4’, which don’t end too well for our protagonist, everything is said, the post-credits scene arrives. In her we see Caine going to visit his daughter Miawho plays the violin in the same park where we saw Yen’s character in his first appearance.
It should be remembered that if Caine agrees to work for the Marquis hunting down his friend, almost brother, John Wick, it is because the antagonist reminds him that the High Table has his daughter under control, and they will kill her if she approaches her or refuses to carry out certain orders. Fortunately, the death of Gramont in the climax of the film ends this situation.
But the parent-child reunion will not be so easy, since while Caine approaches Mia, among the crowd the threatening figure of Akira appears, who seems to have chosen the worst moment to avenge his father’s death.. Before the blood reaches the river, we see the former janitor of the Osaka Continental pull out a knife and the image cuts to black.
What does this mean for the future of the franchise? Keanu Reeves already warned that, after ‘John Wick 4’, it would be time to give the character a breather, so the next productions focused on the High Table could be spinoffs dedicated to secondary players and new additions, as is the case with the upcoming series ‘Ballerina’ starring Ana de Armas.
Will we see the duel between Caine and Akira in its own length? Will they appear in ‘Ballerina’? Is the post-credits just a wink with no plans for the future? Only time will tell.
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