Late Lance Reddick, The Beloved Actor Who Played Charon In The John Wick Franchise, Was Reportedly A Significant Part Of Keanu Reeves’ Success In The $1.09 Billion Franchise.
Late Lance Reddick, who played the enigmatic concierge Charon at New York’s Continental Hotel in the John Wick franchise, was reportedly a significant part of Keanu Reeves’ success in the $1.09 billion franchise. The two actors had been working together since the first John Wick film premiered in 2014, and their professional relationship developed into a beautiful friendship over the years.
The startling news of Lance Reddick’s death came just a week before the release of John Wick: Chapter 4, and Reeves was naturally devastated to learn of his close friend’s passing. The Matrix star had immense respect for Reddick as a friend and considered him one of the “kindest, sweetest” people he’d ever met. An insider revealed that the two regularly bounced ideas off one another and confided about their hopes and dreams on a personal level.
Reddick was honored with a poignant tribute at the premiere of John Wick: Chapter 4, which took place on March 20 at the TCL Chinese Theatre. Attendees wore blue ribbon pins in memory of the late actor, his favorite color, and his co-stars and the crew members of the franchise also paid tribute to The Wire star. Reeves called Reddick a beautiful person and a man of grace and dignity, while director Chad Stahelski remarked how fortunate they were to have spent the last 10 years collaborating with him.
At the time of the film’s premiere, Lionsgate Motion Picture Group Chair Joe Drake dedicated John Wick 4 to Reddick, and the audience honored him with a standing ovation. The actor’s death came as a shock to fans, and his friends and family were devastated, but his legacy will live on through his memorable performances, including his beloved role in the John Wick franchise.