Yen, also known for his leading role in the ‘IP Man’ franchise, will play an old friend of Reeves’ character of super-assassin John Wick in the Lionsgate movie. The friends share a similar history and many of the enemies, according to Deadline.
Confirming the same, Yen took to his Instagram stories to share a news snipet and attached a few stickers that read, “Good News!”
The actor, who is famous for his unique style of screen combat, is one of the most successful actor-filmmakers from the East.
Filming begins this year on location in France, Germany and Japan.
“We are very lucky to have Donnie Yen join the franchise. I am looking forward to working with him in this exciting new role,” Stahelski said.
The filmmaker has directed all the three previous films in the Reeves-led franchise — ‘John Wick’ (2014), ‘John Wick: Chapter 2’ (2017) and ‘John Wick: Chapter 3 Parabellum’ (2019).
Meanwhile, Keanu will also be seen in the fourth instalment of the ‘Matix’ franchise. The film that went into production in 2019, is slated for a December 2021 release. The film will also star Bollywood actress Priyanka Chopra in a prominent role. Priyanka confirmed at the BAFTA awards that she will star in the film, but kept mum about the details.