Looks like Ian McShane is returning for John Wick 4.
Update (7/14/21): Deadline reports that actor Ian McShane has officially signed on to reprise his role as Winston for Lionsgate’s John Wick 4.
For those who need a bit of a refresher, Winston is the owner of the New York Continental Hotel— a neutral territory establishment for hired hitmen.
McShane has portrayed the character in all three of the previous installments of the hit action franchise, so we’re sure fans will be happy to know that the actor is on board to return to star opposite Keanu Reeves for the fourth.
Also on board to return for Chapter 4 is director Chad Stahelski, who spoke of how thrilled he is to welcome McShane back for the fourth movie.
“I couldn’t be happier than to welcome Ian McShane back to John Wick: Chapter 4,” said Stahelski according to Deadline. “He is not only an amazing actor but is an indispensable collaborator who has helped define the world of John Wick.”
News of Ian McShane signing on to return for the fourth movie comes on the heels of word that Dusk Till Dawn vet Marko Zaror has also joined the cast.
Brush up on what we know about John Wick 4 so far below!
Original Story (7/12/21):
John Wick 4 has found its villain in Marko Zaror.
According to Deadline, actor Marko Zaror (Dusk Till Dawn: The Series) is currently in talks to sign on to star opposite Keanu Reeves in John Wick 4.
Specific details surrounding who Zaror will play in the fourth installment of the Lionsgate franchise have not yet been revealed.
If Zaror boards, however, he would find his character squaring off against Reeves, who is back to play the titular character in John Wick 4.
Others also set to star opposite Keanu Reeves in the fourth chapter of the franchise include Bill Skarsgard, Lance Reddick, Laurence Fishburne, Scott Adkins, Hiroyuki Sanada, Donnie Yen, Shamier Anderson, and Rina Sawayama.
Behind the camera, Chad Stahelski, who directed all three of the previous films in the series, is on board to direct the fourth. Meanwhile, Shay Hatten and Michael Finch have written the screenplay together.
Plot details for what lies ahead for the titular assassin in the fourth movie are being kept firmly under wraps for the time being.
Currently, the plan is for the crime thriller to premiere in theaters on May 27, 2022— nearly three years after chapter 3 hit theaters back in May of 2019.