The cast of John Wick 4 continues to take shape. It was recently announced that Japanese-British pop singer Rina Sawayama had signed up to appear alongside returning star Keanu Reeves in the anticipated action movie sequel. As per Deadline, the film has found its next major player, actor and martial artist Donnie Yen (Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, Mulan) has also been cast in a prominent role as an “old friend of Reeves’ super-assassin John Wick, who shares the same history and many of the same enemies.”
“We are very lucky that Donnie yen join the franchise,” director Chad Stahelski said in a statement. “I look forward to working with him in this exciting new role.”
Producer Basil Iwanyk added: “Donnie Yen will bring a vibrant and powerful energy to the franchise. We were determined to bring him on board. John Wick 4 and are excited about the opportunity to have such a great talent to work with Keanu.”
John Wick 4 is produced by Ilwanyk, Stahelski and Erica Lee, with Reeves and Louise Rosner serving as executive producers. Shay Hatten and Michael Finch wrote the screenplay after Lionsgate chose to split up with the series’ screenwriter and John Wick creator Derek Kolstad. No details have been revealed about the new movie’s storyline, though it’s safe to bet it has a high death toll thanks to Keanu Reeves‘ John Wick – and possibly his old friend who is played by Yen.
“Keanu [Reeves] and I exchanged New Year’s greetings and said, ‘I hope to see you this year,'” series star Ian McShane also said in another previous interview with Collider, confirming his return. “I know the script is being written and they hope that do it this year. I know they announced they would be doing 4 and 5 together but who knows. The studios announce everything. We are definitely going somewhere this year John Wick 4.”
Of the series as a whole so far, McShane added: “They’ve got such a good cast for the first and it was a really good script. I thought the second wasn’t as good, but people loved it back then and went I think the third was really great so it lived up to it I always thought it had legs because of Keanu a dead woman a dog a gun and a great car It had all the elements so how can you to fail?”
As McShane previously suggested, production on John Wick 4 is scheduled to start this summer on location in France, Germany and Japan. The film is currently slated to be released on May 27, 2022. It was previously reported that: John Wick 5 would be shot back-to-back with John Wick 4, but that doesn’t seem to be the case anymore. Meanwhile, there are also plans for a spin-off film set in the same universe, following the ballerina previously seen in John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum. This news comes from Deadline.
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