Michael Finch and Shay Hatten clarify that there is a distinction between “John” and “John Wick,” and the wrestle to abolish one identification to simply accept the opposite guides the character’s arc all through the movie. John Wick might bodily struggle plenty of dangerous guys, however this private battle is what the conclusion of the saga really has to resolve. Finch describes the variations between the 2 sides:
“John Wick is absolutely underneath the thumb of the Desk. John is a person who fell in love and had a relationship with this excellent girl, Helen. We wish the viewers to know that, and get behind him and expertise this with him. There is a dichotomy there. He needs John to be free. He acknowledges that John Wick might need to die, and so how’s he going to get out of this one? It is a entice.”
The screenwriter factors out that the loss of life of Charon, the New York Continental Resort’s concierge (performed by Lance Reddick who tragically handed solely per week earlier than the movie’s launch), contributed to this theme of life after loss of life. It is value declaring that not solely is “Charon” the title of the ferryman of Greek fantasy who ushers individuals into the underworld, he is additionally recognized for utilizing the formal time period “Mr. Wick.” Maybe his loss of life, then, is an emblem of John ridding that a part of his identification. However, Caine (Donnie Yen), the friend-turned-foe-turned-friend-again who reminds John Wick of his humanity and honor, calls him “John.” And when John tells the Bowery King and Winston that he needs the phrases “Loving Husband” on his tombstone, he is sharing his want to be at peace together with his spouse even when that necessitates his loss of life. John Wick is deceased, however John lives on.