John Wick 4 just got even more intense. Legendary Hongkong-based actor Donnie Yen is all set to star alongside Keanu Reeves. Director Chad Stahelski has roped in Yen, who is also a stunt director. Yen will come onboard and essay the character of an old friend of Reeves’ super assassin John Wick. Additionally, the two friends share the same history as well as many of the same enemies.
The cast of John Wick: Chapter 4.
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Director And Producer On Donnie Yen
Yen, a martial arts expert, is globally known for his slick action work in films. He has xXx: Return of Xander Cage, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story and the IP Man franchise to his credit. Director Stahelski is ecstatic with Yen’s addition to the talented cast as he said–
“We are very lucky to have Donnie Yen join the franchise. I am looking forward to working with him in this exciting new role.”
Producer Basil Iwanyk also echoed similar sentiments. He said–
“Donnie Yen will bring a vibrant and powerful energy to the franchise. We were determined to bring him on board to John Wick 4. And are thrilled for the opportunity to have such a major talent to collaborate with Keanu.”
Filming for John Wick 4 is to begin in the next few months in France, Germany and Japan. Meanwhile, the action flick will be written by Shay Hatten and Michael Finch. Producers are Basil Iwanyk, Erica Lee and Stahelski. Along with Keanu Reeves and Louise Rosner taking on roles as executive producers.
John Wick 4 Release Date
John Wick is rarely stopped, but the John Wick 4 release date has been kicked back a lot. Instead of the original May 2021 date, the fourth movie is now coming out on May 27, 2022.
The delay is connected to the Covid-19 film production delays. However, not in a direct way. Keanu Reeves’ obligation to film The Matrix 4 (also delayed) meant that John Wick 4 had to delay as well.