‘Ip Man’ and ‘Rogue One’ Star Donnie Yen to Cast ‘John Wick 4’

Hong Kong veteran actor Donnie Yen has been cast as Wick jeans 4the next film in the action movie franchise starring Keanu Reeves.

Deadline reported earlier today (June 4) that Yen will play an ally of Reeves’ super-assassin John Wick, sharing a similar history as well as a number of enemies. The film will continue the events of John Wick 3: Parabellumwhich saw Wick go on the run after being excommunicated and branded with a multi-million dollar bounty.

“We are very lucky to have Donnie Yen join the franchise,” said director Chad Stahelski Deadline. “I look forward to working with him in this exciting new role.” Wick jeans 4 is expected to begin production this summer on location in France, Germany and Japan.

This news follows the recent casting of British pop singer Rina Sawayama, who will make her film debut in Wick jeans 4 with an undisclosed role.

Yen is renowned for the highly successful series of Ip-Man films, loosely based on the life of the Chinese martial artist, who was a master of the art of Wing Chun and a teacher of Bruce Lee. The franchise started in 2008 and ended with Ip Man 4: The Finalereleased in 2019.

With Wick jeans 4Yen continues his foray into Hollywood that began with 2002 Blade II, in which he also worked as an action choreographer. Since then, Yen has landed leading roles in Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (as Chirrut Imwe), Disney’s live-action adaptation of Mulane (Commander Tung), and XXX: The Return of Xander Cage (Xiang).

Wick jeans 4 will shoot back to back with Wick jeans 5it was reported last August.

Kimberly B. Nguyen