The cast of John Wick: Chapter 4 is quickly taking shape and several new cast names have been announced recently. Another big name to be added to the movie soon is Sheet star Wesley Snipes, as The Illuminanerdi reports that the actor is currently in negotiations with Lionsgate for a supporting role. Lionsgate and Snipes have yet to comment on the rumor, but according to the report, Snipes is “circled for a role in which he will play a swordsman alongside Keanu Reeves’ John Wick.”
This follows a recent report that Donnie Yen (Rogue One: A Star Wars Story) has been cast to play an old friend of Wick’s who “shares his same history and many of the same enemies.” Other newcomers to the franchise have reportedly made their appearance John Wick 4 including Bill Skarsg (rd (It), Shamir Anderson (stowaway), and the Japanese-British singer Rina Sawayama. Of course, we know Reeves will be back to reprise his role as the titular deadly vigilante, and Lance Reddick and Ian McShane are also expected to return.
Just days ago, it was also reported that Laurence Fishburne would be returning for the John Wick sequel. The actor officially confirmed his return in an interview with Collider, although he was unable to share any specific plot details. He did say that he was impressed with the script and that fans of the franchise should walk away satisfied.
“I’ve read the script,” Fishburne explained. It’s really really cool. As much as it’s the same world as the other three movies, it’s just deeper. It goes much deeper in terms of the killer’s code and the relationship he has with one character in particular that I think Mr. Watanabe plays…is really the heart and soul of it.”
Wesley Snipes is perhaps best known for starring in the Sheet trilogy, a role he actively tried to reprise before Marvel Studios finally chose to reboot the character with Mahershala Ali. All is well, as Snipes picked up General Izzi’s favorite role in the comedy sequel Coming 2 America, which premiered on Amazon this year. He is also known for his appearance in other films such as White men can’t jump, Passenger 57, Demolition man, and The Expendables 3.
Series creator Derek Kolstad, who has since transitioned to spinning You better call Saul star Bob Odenkirk in a John Wick-style badass in No one, is not involved with John Wick 4. It will be the first installment of the series in which he is not involved as he worked as a writer on the first three films. However, Chad Stahelski is back in the director’s chair after directing all previous parts.
John Wick: Chapter 4 is expected to be released on May 27, 2022. Filming is reportedly set to begin this month in Paris and Berlin, followed by additional filming in Japan and New York City. Originally, the film was supposed to shoot back to back with the following sequel, John Wick 5, but those plans stalled because of the pandemic. John Wick 5 is still happening, but there is no release date for that sequel. This information comes from The Illuminanerdi.
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