Keanu Reeves’s upcoming action, John Wick 4, has added martial arts superstar Donnie Yen to the cast of the movie.
The John Wick franchise is no stranger to great actors in its cast. From beloved superstars like Willem Dafoe to character actors like Franco Nero to Oscar winners like Halle Berry, the franchise has seen its share of recognizable stars serve as allies and enemies of Keanu Reeves’ ultimate assassin. Now the franchise has added another great to its roster.
According to a new report, martial arts superstar Donnie Yen has joined the cast of the upcoming Keanu Reeves film. Donnie Yen is one of the most successful actors from the east with numerous acting credits in his native country including the Ip Man films and numerous other action films. In the United States, the actor is perhaps best known for roles in Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, XXX: The Return of Xander Cage, and the live-action remake of Mulan.
In the film Donnie Yen is said to play an old friend of John Wick, sharing the same history and many of the same enemies. On the casting, director Chat Stahelski seemed happy to have the martial arts icon on board for his film:
“We are very lucky to have Donnie Yen join the franchise. I am looking forward to working with him in this exciting new role.”
What do you all make of this casting? Are you excited to see whatever character Donnie Yen plays go head to head with Keanu Reeves’ John Wick? Let us know what you think in the comments below!
Here is the official synopsis for the latest film in the franchise:
John Wick (Keanu Reeves) is on the run for two reasons… he’s being hunted for a global $14 million dollar open contract on his life, and for breaking a central rule: taking a life on Continental Hotel grounds. The victim was a member of the High Table who ordered the open contract. John should have already been executed, except the Continental’s manager, Winston, has given him a one-hour grace period before he’s “Excommunicado” – membership revoked, banned from all services and cut off from other members. John uses the service industry to stay alive as he fights and kills his way out of New York City.
Directed by Chad Stahelski from a script written by Derek Kolstad, John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum stars Keanu Reeves, Halle Berry, Ian McShane, Ruby Rose, Common, Lance Reddick, Laurence Fishburne, Hiroyuki Sanada, Jason Mantzoukas, Anjelica Huston, and Boban Marjanovic.
The next film in the franchise, John Wick 4, is currently scheduled to be released on May 27, 2022. Stay tuned for all the latest news on the upcoming film and be sure to subscribe to Heroic Hollywood’s YouTube channel for more exclusive video content.