The 2014 blockbuster revenge tale, which centers on Reeves' titular action hero, was initially called "Scorn" but "The Matrix" star failed to refer to the film properly in interviews.
"The only reason it's called 'John Wick' is that Keanu kept referring to it as 'John Wick'," screenwriter Derek Kolstad told ComicBook.com. "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."
The change seems to have worked out, with the film becoming a huge hit spawning three sequels, including "John Wick: Chapter 4", which is set to be released next year (21).