The directors of John Wick, Chad Stahelski and David Leitch explain their involvement with The Matrix 4, saying that they are helping with things like choreography.
Years before they began directing, the pair had made their living as stuntmen on projects like The Matrix trilogy. Chad even served as Keanu Reeves’ stunt double on both The Matrix and The Matrix Reloaded, in addition to acting as the martial arts stunt coordinator on Reloaded and its followup, Revolutions.
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Giving their long-standing professional relationship with Lana Wachowski, it’s been long expected Stahelski and Leitch would be involved with The Matrix 4 in some capacity. Sure enough, the pair are now confirmed to be working on the film in a supporting role, similar to how they recently served as second unit directors on this year’s Birds Of Prey. For the large part, though, it sounds like they are mostly there to lend a helping hand when needed.
It’s no surprise Lana Wachowski is being so hands-on with the stunts in The Matrix 4. At this point, she has decades of directing action films under her belt with her sibling Lilly, going back to the original Matrix in 1999.
The pair have continued with their projects since then, delivering truly ground breaking spectacle in polarizing, yet undeniably ambitious, movies in the forms of Speed Racer, Cloud Atlas along with their cult Netflix series Sense8.
Based on everything they’ve done since the original trilogy, it’ll be exciting to see what Lana Wachowski and her team cook-up in their return to The Matrix franchise. The second and third movies were far less beloved than the original Matrix, yet the series’ fans have never lost interest in seeing another instalment after all these years.