The ‘Blade’ star was rumored to be in talks with Lionsgate to take on a supporting role in a follow-up to ‘John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum’, but ‘it didn’t work out.’
AceShowbiz –Wesley Snipes isn’t joining the “John Wick” franchise despite reports to the contrary. The actor was said to be added to the cast for “John Wick: Chapter 4“, but fans’ hope to see him in the upcoming movie have been quickly shut down.
According to THR’s Borys Kit, there were indeed talks between the “Demolition Man” star and Lionsgate for him to star in the fourth installment of the neo-noir action-thriller film franchise, but they fell apart. Taking to his Twitter account to clarify the reports, he informed his followers and movie fans, “Despite some reports, action star @wesleysnipes is NOT going to be in #JohnWick 4. There were some discussions a little while ago but it didn’t work out.”
Borys Kit clarified reports of Wesley Snipes being in talks for ‘John Wick 4’.
It was The Illuminerdi which first reported that Snipes was wanted for the new “John Wick” movie. He was reportedly in talks with the studio to take on a supporting role in the follow-up to “John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum“.
Further offering details of the role supposedly offered to “The Expendables 3” actor, the site claimed that he was “being circled for a role in which he will play a swordsman alongside Keanu Reeves‘ John Wick.”
While Snipes’ involvement has been ruled out, Reeves has been pretty much sealed to reprise his role in “John Wick 4”. Donnie Yen, Rina Sawayama, Shamier Anderson and Bill Skarsgard have been reported joining the cast, with Laurence Fishburne also having confirmed his return as The Bowery King in the highly-anticipated sequel.
Filming is set to begin later this month or early July in Paris and Berlin, with additional photography scheduled to take place in New York and Japan as well. It had previously been planned for a fifth movie to be shot back-to-back with the fourth film but that plan has since been altered.
Chad Stahelski will direct from a screenplay by Shay Hatten and Michael Finch. The movie is currently planned for a May 27, 2022 release in the United States.
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