Moderated by Collider’s Steven Weintraub, the Directors on Directing panel proved to be a treasure trove of fun details and hidden surprises — not least of all featuring Keanu Reeves himself crashing the panel in order to help debut the “John Wick 4” trailer. With /Film’s Jacob Hall in attendance, director Chad Stahelski was asked to pick the biggest “pinch-me moment” of his career. First jokingly alluding to his previous career as a stuntman, specifically when he performed the famous move from “The Matrix” where Keanu Reeves’ Neo performs a cartwheel and picks up a gun during the climactic lobby shootout scene, Stahelski then followed up by pinpointing a much more meaningful set of circumstances.
“The first time we did ‘Wick,’ the first movie, no one had really heard of it. I think we were in Fantastic Fest in Austin (Texas) and I was sitting next to Keanu and we