By: John M Jerva

Well it’s not Scott Adkins but it’s damn good enough as action and martial arts legend Donnie Yen is ready to take some headshots alongside Keanu Reeves for John Wick 4!

According to Deadline, who broke the news, Yen will play a fellow assassin who is an ally of Wick and who has the same set of enemies. You know what that means? Yen and Reeves are gonna kick some major ass on the same side.

Keanu Reeves & Donnie Yen are set to do some damage in John Wick 4!

“We are very lucky to have Donnie Yen join the franchise,” said director Chad Stahelski. “I am looking forward to working with him in this exciting new role.”

Yen has been a staple in modern action cinema for decades and is best known for his powerhouse kicking ability and his charisma in numerous period martial arts films as well as modern day potboilers.

Yen will star as “an old friend of Reeves’ super assassin John Wick, who shares his same history and many of the same enemies.”

Yen in a publicity image from xXx: The Return of Xander Cage

John Wick 4 was penned by Shay Hatten and Michael Finch, with producing credits going to Basil Iwanyk, Erica Lee and Stahelski, with Reeves and Louise Rosner executive producers.

The fourth entry will finally go in front of the camera this summer with a very ambitious shoot that includes locations in France, Germany and Japan. Yen’s casting is announced on the heels of Japanese-British pop superstar Rina Sawayama being named in a lead role earlier this week.

Keep it locked and loaded right here for more to come on John Wick 4 as we are your destination for everything action!!!

In the meantime, check out Yen delivering some essential firepower moments in a scene from xXx: The Return of Xander Cage and see what we have to look forward to!

Source: Deadline

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