According to Keanu Reeves, in an interview with GQ, he would carry on playing John Wick :
“As far as my legs can take me. As far as the audience wants to go.”
The first John Wick was a surprise hit that kind of came out of nowhere, but did really well, so well in fact, there is a TV series due out and John Wick 4 & 5 are in production.
A newly added cast member for Chapter 4 is Donnie Yen. The martial arts master and actor is known for movies like the IP Man series, Blade 2, Hero, Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon : Sword of Destiny, Mulan (2020) and even the Star Wars spin off Rogue One.
Yen’s character is set to be an old friend of Wick’s who have mutual enemies.
Returning director Chad Stahelski said of Yen:
“We are very lucky to have Donnie Yen join the franchise. I am looking forward to working with him in this exciting new role.”
Yen’s casting comes after it was announced that Rina Sawayama will be making her feature film acting debut in John Wick 4 as well.
I’ve Googled her so you don’t have too…the ‘Chosen Family’ singer was hailed an ‘incredible talent’ by the director, though details of her role are being kept under wraps. Still none the wiser, I think she’s in pop music…my god I sound old!
John Wick 4 is shooting, back to back with John Wick 5, with production filming in France, Germany and Japan. Chapter 4 is being written by Michael Finch and Shay Hatten.
All this over a dog!
John Wick 4 is due out in May 2022.