Bill Skarsgard Confirms He's In John Wick 4, Teases His Character

The Pennywise the clown actor says he's breaking into new ground with his character in John Wick 4.

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Actor Bill Skarsgard has confirmed the rumors that he's in John Wick 4, speaking in a recent interview about how he came to be attached to the movie and why his character may not be what you expect. Talking to Collider, Skarsgard said director Chad Stahelski reached out to him directly for the role. It was as simple as that.

As for the character he plays in John Wick 4, Skarsgard wouldn't give much away, but he teased it was a "fun" role and that it represents "something that I haven't really done before."

Skarsgard confirmed that his role in John Wick 4 didn't involve any fight training, so it appears he won't be playing someone in a fight sequence. He teased that he joined John Wick 4 in part because the role was an opportunity to do "something different."

This was an intentional choice from Skarsgard to branch out into new territory to avoid being typecast. He is perhaps best known for playing Pennywise the clown in It. Skarsgard said the horror genre is "something that I've done a lot of," and now he wants to do more comedy and action.

"I think that's the key to longevity in this business and having a fun career where you can go like, 'I can do a lot of different things,' so you don't end up limited into this box, which happens all the time," he explained.

Skarsgard is one of a handful of new cast members joining the next John Wick 4. Other newcomers include Donnie Yen, Hiroyuki Sanada, Scott Adkins, Marko Zaror, Rina Sawayama, and Shamier Anderson. Returning cast members include Keanu Reeves, Ian McShane, Laurence Fishburne, and Lance Reddick. John Wick 4 opens in theaters in May 2022.

In other news about the series, the John Wick TV show The Continental is now a three-episode event series. Each chapter is said to be 90 minutes long, with a $20 million budget for each.

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