The John Wick films have made well over $500 million at the box office. Believe it or not, the original John Wick was titled something different and was changed for a hilarious reason.
In an interview with ComicBook.com, John Wick screenwriter Derek Kolstad said the film’s original title of Scorn, but star Keanu Reeves kept calling the film John Wick after the character he portrays.
“The only reason it’s called ‘John Wick’ is that Keanu kept referring to it as ‘John Wick.’ Marketing was like, ‘Dude, that’s four to five million dollars in free advertising so far, so it’s ‘John Wick’ instead of ‘Scorn.’ I can’t imagine it being ‘Scorn’ now,” said Kolstad.
The fourth installment of the franchise, John Wick: Chapter 4, is currently slated for release on May 27, 2022.