Donnie Yen joins cast of Keanu Reeves-starrer John Wick 4
."We are very lucky to have Donnie Yen join the franchise. I am looking forward to working with him in this exciting new role," `John Wick 4` director Chad Stahelski said in a statement.
Lionsgate’s upcoming ‘John Wick 4’ has roped in martial arts legend, actor-producer Donnie Yen to the Keanu Reeves-starrer action film. The `Rogue One` actor will play an old friend of Reeves` super-assassin John Wick, who shares his same history and many of the same enemies reported People Magazine.”We are very lucky to have Donnie Yen join the franchise. I am looking forward to working with him in this exciting new role,” `John Wick 4` director Chad Stahelski said in a statement.
The expanding `John Wick` franchise also has a spin-off TV show, `The Continental`, and a spin-off film centred on a female assassin, `Ballerina`, in the works, along with an already-announced fifth instalment.The third part of the franchise released on May 17, 2019, and opened to an overwhelming response from the audience and critics alike. Reeves` `John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum` won the North American box office with USD 56.8 million openings, which was nearly double the fourth weekend of `Avengers: Endgame` at USD 30 million.
‘John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum’ tells the story of Reeves, who returns as an ex-hitman on the run from assassins stuntman-turned-director Chad Stahelski helmed the movie, written by series creator Derek Kolstad.