Donnie Yen shares what he really thinks of Keanu Reeves



Donnie Yen is a highly successful Hong Kong actor, martial artist, director, producer and choreographer. He has a massive filmography which has brought him international success. However, his Wing Chun Grandmaster Ip Man in 2008 Ip man, in particular, deserves to be mentioned. Yen most recently starred in Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, xXx: The Return of Alex Cage, and 2020 Mulan. He once expressed his true feelings about John wick 4 co-starring Keanu Reeves.

Donnie Yen joins Keanu Reeves in “John Wick 4”

From left to right: Donnie Yen and Keanu Reeves | Chris McGrath / Getty Images

John wick 4 is the next opus of the John wick franchise. The action film further strengthened Reeves’ star power. Each entry surpasses the previous in terms of the scope and scale of the action’s centerpieces. Plot details are being kept under wraps at this time. However, the casting announcements have thrilled many fans across the world.

Reeves, Laurence Fishburne, Lance Reddick, and Ian McShane all return to the franchise. However, Yen, Bill Skarsgård, Hiroyuki Sanada and Scott Adkins are going to be new faces. The cast gives a preview of some of the high-octane action sequences that are coming John wick 4. They each have proven their ability to carry their share of previous films.

Donnie Yen shares his thoughts on Keanu Reeves

Collider spoke to Yen about his past, present and future career. Naturally, John wick 4 entered the conversation. He has been busy filming the new action sequel, but has remained silent. The interview explored the importance of his involvement in the franchise. Yen’s formidable work will be even more accessible to a wide audience who can search for his previous works after seeing him in the new film.

The conversation turned to Yen’s John wick 4 co-starring Reeves. The couple have met before, but this film gave them a great opportunity to work together. Yen has very positive thoughts on Reeves, his professionalism and the end product he delivers.

“He [Reeves] is awesome, ”Yen said. “He’s more than I expected. The guy does everything himself. He put in the hours, he put in the work. He can do it. This is not a joke. The guy is like, I have that respect for him. And he’s just a cool guy to work with, you know? Love the man. He’s a handsome, he has a beautiful soul. Wonderful soul.

“John Wick 4” hits theaters

John wick 4 hits theaters on May 27, 2022. However, John wick 5 is already coming. Lionsgate originally planned for the two films to be back-to-back. Unfortunately, the plan did not work out as expected. Nonetheless, the sequel is still on track to hit theaters. Even fewer details are known regarding John wick 5.

Yen’s character is not guaranteed to be in the next sequel. However, New master of the cult of Kung Fu is another of his projects currently in post-production. Yen also plays in The father alongside Frank Grillo and Alec Baldwin, and Sleeping dogs. These two titles are currently in pre-production.

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