Keanu and Donnie are friends in John Wick 4
The release date for John Wick: Chapter 4 has been pushed back again from May 27, 2022 to March 24, 2023, the first release date was May 21, 2021.
“I can tell you, I’m having a wonderful time here. Keanu Reeves is a wonderful soul, gentleman, best guy I’ve ever worked with, just a great guy, same as Chad. This so far has been the best experience in the very few American movies I have ever been. And you will not be disappointed with the film, you will be wowed by the film. And hopefully you like what I’m doing, hopefully people will like me,” said Donnie 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,” said director Chad Stahelski.
“Having long admired Hiroyuki as both actor and action performer, I’m thrilled and honored to welcome him to the John Wick family,” said director Chad Stahelski.
It is officially confirmed that Laurence Fishburne will return as the The Bowery King.
“I read the script. It’s really, really cool. As much as it’s the same world as the other three films, it’s just deeper. It’s much deeper in terms of the code of the assassin and the relationship that he has with one character in particular who I think Mr. Watanabe is playing… is really the heart and soul of it,” Fishburne told.
Also, Japanese-British pop star Rina Sawayama joined the cast as long as Ian McShane as Winston, and Lance Reddick as Charon.
Production began on June 28, 2021, in Berlin and Paris, during the COVID-19 pandemic, with additional filming to take place in Japan and New York City. In October 2021, principal photography had officially wrapped.
Due to ongoing pandemic, Chapter 4 and 5 will no longer be filmed back-to-back.