The fictional character John Wick, portrayed by Hollywood actor Keanu Reeves, is renowned for his lethal efficiency in taking down his enemies. Such is his reputation that scientists have recently christened a new bacteria with his moniker.
The Leibniz Institute in Germany announced the discovery of a new bacteria species, which they have officially named keanumycins, after the celebrated actor Keanu Reeves. This revelation initially came to light on social media, where fans of the actor were discussing the bacteria’s name.
During an online Q&A session with his followers, Reeves expressed his surprise and gratitude upon learning about the naming of the bacteria. While he jokingly mentioned that the bacteria should have been named after his character in the film, he also acknowledged the honor bestowed upon him by the scientists.
The keanumycins bacteria’s naming was inspired by John Wick’s deadly persona in the films, and the fungus is said to possess similar potency. Interestingly, this announcement comes ahead of the release of the fourth installment in the John Wick series, which had been delayed due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Fans of the franchise can now look forward to the movie’s global release on March 24, 2023.