The John Wick 4 cast has two new faces to add to their roster: Donnie Yen (xXx: Return of Xander Cage, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story and the IP Man franchise) and Shamier Anderson (Netflix’s Stowaway). Keanu Reeves has made John Wick a household name within the action movie genre, with the first three movies doing well at the box office and a John Wick 5 filming at the same time as the upcoming John Wick 4.
Reeve’s John Wick rocketed to popularity in 2014, where fans empathized with the retired hitman as he went on a revenge rampage for the people who stole his vintage car and killed his puppy, a gift from his recently deceased wife. John Wick 2 and John Wick 3 continued to keep viewers hooked, with more killings (377!), world building, and some of the best fight scenes (and let’s be honest: we all love seeing Keanu in a good fight scene).
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While Anderson’s role is being kept under wraps, Yen is set to play an old friend of Reeves’s super assassin, who shares much of his history and many of the same enemies. Director Chad Stahelski said he’s excited to have both Yen and Anderson on board.
“We are very lucky to have Donnie Yen join the franchise. I am looking forward to working with him in this exciting new role.”
Anderson has been especially busy with the release of Stowaway and his crime thriller, City of Lies, with Johnny Depp and Forest Whitaker. He will also be seen opposite Gina Rodriguez in the upcoming Netflix thriller Awake, and he returns to the streaming service in Halle Berry’s directorial debut Bruised, which is expected to be released later this year.
As Stahelski said:
“It’s a thrill to be working with an actor of Shamier’s caliber. He’s proven exceptional with drama and action and is a compelling presence on screen.”
Directed by Chad Stahelski and scripted by Shay Hatten and Michael Finch, John Wick 4 is produced by Basil Iwanyk, Erica Lee and Stahelski, with Reeves and Louise Rosner executive producers. The project begins production this summer shooting on location in France, Germany and Japan.
John Wick: Chapter 4 will be released May 27, 2022.
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