A fan artist created some stunning shots of Kit Harington as John Wick.
While Jon Snow may know nothing, John Wick seems to know everything – maybe it’s the “h” in his name. Nevertheless, a fan of both Game of Thrones and the John Wick franchise posed the question of what it would be like to see Kit Harington take over Keanu Reeves’ role. In a set of photos, which you can see below, the answer is provided – and, we’ve got to say, it looks dashing.
With his jet-black wavy and shoulder-length hair, Kit Harington steps into the role of the lethal assassin made famous by Keanu Reeves. Wearing the iconic black suit with a crisp white button-up and tie combo, the Extrapolations star seamlessly transitions into the suave look of the gun-fu master, even posing with a firearm in one of the images. With a serious look in his eyes, Harington’s John Wick appears just as ready to embark on a globe-trotting, assassin-fighting adventure as the franchise’s killer.
While Kit Harington may look the part, John Wick fans will know there’s just no replacing Keanu Reeves. Since first stepping into the role nearly a decade ago, Reeves has successfully helped launch a fan-favorite franchise that not only boasts four films but also has a television series spinoff and feature-length spinoff in the works. When it comes to the silent and dangerous man known to his enemies as “the boogeyman,” there’s just no one better suited for the role than Keanu Reeves.
To be fair, Keanu Reeves has had his fair share of similar action roles that have prepared him for his run as John Wick. From his time in The Matrix franchise to going up against all the forces that Balthazar (or Gavin Rossdale) himself could unleash in 2005’s Constantine, the celebrated action star is no stranger to rocking an all-black or suited ensemble and kicking butt.
Most recently, Keanu Reeves picked up his arsenal of guns and took on what felt like the whole world in John Wick: Chapter 4. A smash, already bringing in over $250 million according to Box Office Mojo, the film follows the events of the third film and follows the titular hitman who now has a lofty bounty on his head with the High Table using all the power they have from around the globe to track and kill the infamous killer. What started as a man’s quest for vengeance for his slain dog and stolen car has gone beyond what any of the loyal fandom could’ve imagined with the latest film upping the ante and taking off like a rocket.
We’ve recently discovered that although the spin-off feature Ballerina will mostly focus on Ana de Armas’ dancer-by-day assassin-by-night character, audiences can expect to see Keanu Reeves appearing as John Wick. Set for arrival in June 2024, the movie will also star the likes of Norman Reedus (The Walking Dead) and Chloë Grace Moretz (Carrie).
Preparing to return to life beyond the Wall and reprise his role as Jon Snow in a Game of Thrones spin-off, Kit Harington’s hands may be tied when it comes to any future in the John Wick cinematic universe. While we certainly don’t expect the Eternals actor to take over Keanu Reeves’ gig anytime soon, it would be fun to catch him joining forces or fighting against Reeves’ beloved assassin.