‘John Wick’ Producer Teases Why The 4th Film Is The First Time It Feels Like Baba Yaga ‘Can Lose’

'John Wick' Producer Teases Donnie Yen's Character In 4th Film

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Earlier this summer, an oral history about the making of John Wick — titled They Shouldn’t Have Killed His Dog: The Complete Uncensored Ass-Kicking Oral History of John Wick, Gun Fu, and the New Age of Action was released.

Towards the end of the book, following a detailed history of action movies and the gun-fu revolution brought on by the John Wick franchise, the producers of the film teased the upcoming fourth film, which certainly sounds like it’ll be the biggest and best in the franchise so far.

John Wick 4 producer says Donnie Yen’s character makes it feel like Wick can lose for the very first time

Speaking about the role that martial arts legend Donnie Yen plays, producer Basil Iwanyk teased that “for the first time, it feels like we have John fighting someone he can lose to.”

For those familiar with Yen’s work — the Hong Kong cinema legend has most notably starred in the Ip-Man franchise and American films such as Rogue One and Mulan — Iwanyk’s comments should come as no surprise as the 59-year-old is one of the premier cinematic martial artists of his generation.

John Wick: Chapter 4 — which stars Laurence Fishburne, Ian McShane, Lance Reddick, Donnie Yen, Bill Skarsgard, and Clancy Brown in addition to Keanu Reeves — is scheduled to hit theaters in the United States on March 24, 2023.

In addition to Chapter 4, production on the Ana de Armas-starring spinoff Ballerina is also set to begin production this year. Chapter 5, likely Reeves’ final time in the now-iconic role, will likely also begin filming sometime next year, although nothing has been confirmed.

They Shouldn’t Have Killed His Dog: The Complete Uncensored Oral History of John Wick, Gun Fu, and the New Age of Action is now available to purchase on Amazon.

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