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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.comJohn 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 4is currently slated for release on May 27, 2022.

Erica Banas is rock/classic rock news blogger who's well versed in etiquette and extraordinarily nice.