It seems that the Cowboy Bebop anime and the John Wick saga have nothing in common, but as soon as we learn about director Chad Stahelski’s hobbies, a mirror begins to appear between them, revealing a certain parallelism between both works.
We are talking about the fact that the American director is a big fan of Cowboy Bebop. and revealed that for the fourth John Wick movie, the outcome of that movie takes inspiration from the Shin’ichro Watanabe anime. How? Based on our own guesses, both John Wick 4 and Cowboy Bebop have their last battle in a church… and also both protagonists end up fighting a rival who was also their partner a long time ago.
While the above are just speculations, they gain even more credibility as director Chad Stalenski revealed his source of inspiration for the John Wick death scene, which pays homage to the death of Spike Spiegel in a similar setting:
Did you know that John Wick 4 was inspired by the legendary anime Cowboy Bebop for its ending?