The Louvre Made Sure John Wick Wouldn’t Shoot Any Art Before Signing On For Chapter 4

Museums are usually quiet spaces, and just like libraries, John Wick has been known to invade those, too, for knock-down, drag-out fights. “John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum” opened with a long-legged hitman named Ernest shushing Mr. Wick in the library even as he pummeled him.

For his ballet biopic “The White Crow,” director and actor Ralph Fiennes shot in the Louvre after it was closed, but while the “John Wick” series may have an Ana de Armas-led spin-off called “Ballerina” in the pipeline, it’s a different kind of movie experience. Despite the franchise’s action-heavy nature, though, moviegoers shouldn’t necessarily expect to see Keanu Reeves busting heads or brandishing any weapons inside the Louvre in “John Wick: Chapter 4.” In fact, it sounds like the Louvre, much like the Continental Hotel in the “John Wick” films, is more of a talking zone where assassins need to check their weapons at the door.

When asked if “John Wick: Chapter 4” is doing a dialogue scene in the Louvre, Chad Stahelski told Collider, “That’s the first thing they asked, too. And they laughed, ‘You’re not going to shoot anything, are you?’ I was like, ‘I don’t know. Can I?’ And I was like, ‘Just kidding. We just want to shoot in the Louvre.'”

The moral of the story: shooting in the Louvre is possible. Shooting up the Louvre, on the other hand, is liable to get Mr. Wick excommunicado again.

“John Wick: Chapter 4” is in theaters on March 24, 2023.

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