Donnie Yen has signed on to hitch Keanu Reeves in “John Wick: Chapter 4,” Lionsgate has confirmed to TheWrap.
“We are very lucky to have Donnie Yen join the franchise,” director Chad Stahelski mentioned in an announcement. “I am looking forward to working with him in this exciting new role.”
Yen will play one in all John Wick’s oldest associates, a fellow murderer who shares most of the identical enemies as the person referred to as Baba Yaga. The movie will see the murderer proceed his infinite quest for revenge, teaming up with the Bowery King (Laurence Fishburne) to get revenge on the High Table, the group that units the foundations that every one assassins should conform to.
“Donnie Yen will bring a vibrant and powerful energy to the franchise,” producer Basil Iwanyk mentioned. “We have been decided to carry him on board to John Wick 4 and are thrilled for the chance to have such a significant expertise to collaborate with Keanu.”
Yen, who has develop into one of many largest stars on the Chinese field workplace with the Hong Kong “Ip Man” sequence, not too long ago appeared in Hollywood blockbusters like “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story” and the 2020 remake of “Mulan.” He now joins an motion franchise that has develop into more and more profitable for Lionsgate, as “John Wick: Chapter 3” grossed $325.6 million worldwide to carry the sequence’ lifetime gross whole to $573 million. The studio has additionally greenlit a fifth movie within the sequence, with “Chapter 4” set for a Memorial Day weekend launch subsequent 12 months.
Yen is repped by Artist International Group and R&C/PMK. The casting was first reported by Deadline.
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