The cast of John Wick: Chapter 4 is quickly taking shape, with several new names recently announced for the cast. Another big name that may soon be added to the film is Blade star Wesley Snipes, as The Illuminerdi reports the actor is currently in negotiations with Lionsgate for a supporting role. Neither Lionsgate nor Snipes have commented on the rumor yet, but according to the report, Snipes “is surrounded for a role in which he will play a swordsman alongside Keanu Reeves’ John Wick.”
This follows a recent report that Donnie Yen (Rogue One: A Star Wars Story) was cast to play an old friend of Wick’s who “shares his same story and many of the same enemies.” Other newcomers to the franchise who are said to have starred in John Wick 4 include Bill Skarsgård (It), Shamier Anderson (Stowaway) and Japanese-British singer Rina Sawayama. Of course, we know Reeves will be back to reprise his role as the titular mortal vigilante, and Lance Reddick and Ian McShane are expected to return as well.
Just a few days ago, it was also reported that Laurence Fishburne would be returning for the John Wick sequel. The actor officially confirmed his return in an interview with Collider, though he couldn’t share any particular plot details beyond that. He said he was impressed with the storyline and fans of the franchise should come away satisfied.
“I read the script,” Fishburne explained. It’s really, really cool. As much as it’s the same world as the other three movies, it’s just deeper. It’s much deeper in terms of the assassin’s code and the relationship he has with a particular character that I think Mr. Watanabe is playing … really is his heart and soul. “
Wesley snipes might be best known for playing in the Blade Trilogy, a role he was actively trying to revisit before Marvel Studios finally decided to reboot the character with Mahershala Ali. All is well as Snipes landed the fan favorite role of General Izzi in the comedy sequel Coming 2 America, which premiered on Amazon this year. He is also known to have starred in other films like White Men Can’t Jump, Passenger 57, Demolition Man and The Expendables 3.
Series creator Derek Kolstad, who has since turned Better Call Saul star Bob Odenkirk into a John Wick badass in Nobody, is not involved in John Wick 4. It will be the first installment. of the series not to have its implication. , while working as a screenwriter on the first three films. However, Chad Stahelski is back in the director’s chair after making all the previous installments.
John Wick: Chapter 4 is slated for release on May 27, 2022. Filming would begin this month in Paris and Berlin with additional filming to follow in Japan and New York. Originally the plan was for the film to turn back to back with the upcoming sequel, John Wick 5, but those plans have been stalled due to the pandemic. John Wick 5 is still in the works, but no release date has been set for this sequel. This information comes to us from The Illuminerdi.
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