A closer look at Sixers' Boban Marjanovic's role in latest ‘John Wick' movie


Sixers fans don’t need another reason to love Boban Marjanovic, but he’s given you one anyway.

The charismatic big man stars in the movie “John Wick: Chapter 3 — Parabellum,” which is set to come out this weekend.

Marjanovic plays an enormous assassin in the opening scene alongside the film’s star, Keanu Reeves. Director Chad Stahelski had an idea that he wanted to create a scene a la Bruce Lee fighting Hall of Famer Kareem Abdul-Jabbar in “Game of Death.”

“Someone with a heart and soul who was fun and interesting and yet gigantic,” Stahelski said in the Wall Street Journal. “I couldn’t find anyone.”

Clearly Marjanovic, who's set to hit free agency, fit that description in spades. He wasn’t told nor did he ask why he was cast, but he had a pretty good idea.

“They didn’t tell me,” he said. “But I figured out it was because of my size. And because of my good-looking.”

While the idea of being a giant person wasn’t a stretch for the 7-foot-3 Serbian, the assassin part wasn’t the easiest thing for the affable big man. He felt bad kicking Reeves’ stuntman for the scene.

“The first time, Boban was really sorry,” Stahelski said. “The second time, he nailed it.”

Marjanovic, who quickly became a fan favorite after arriving in a trade with the Los Angeles Clippers, was chopping it up with Reeves, attempting to get the actor to join Instagram. You can check out the whole story here.

It’s just one writer’s opinion, but it’s pretty cool to see Boban be a part of the greatest film franchise in the history of cinema.

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