John Wick: Chapter 4 co-writer Michael Finch explains why so many characters seem to be friends with Keanu Reeves' John Wick, a lone hitman

After the breakout success of the first film in 2016

Reeves has returned as the titular assassin for two sequels, with a third about to release

While Wick takes on hordes of enemies all on his own throughout the John Wick movies, he often receives help from various allies, including the likes of Laurence Fishburne's Bowery King and Randall Duk Kim's The Doctor

Ahead of the John Wick: Chapter 4 release date, Finch sat down for an interview with The New York Times, discussing just why Reeves' character seems to have so many buddies in the assassin underworld

What it comes down to, he reveals, is that John is just genuinely a nice guy, but the allies also serve important story purposes

While the main attraction when it comes to a John Wick movie is Reeves' character dispatching enemies with ruthless but balletic precision in a variety of settings