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John Wick 4 Star Donnie Yen Getting His Own Spin-Off Movie

After playing the blind assassin Caine in John Wick: Chapter 4, Donnie Yen will headline his own film in the franchise.


John Wick may be gone, but the world he lived in will continue. The first spin-off film, Ballerina, starring Ana De Armas, was recently pushed back to 2025. Now, there's a second spin-off movie in the works that will feature Donnie Yen reprising his role as the blind assassin Caine from John Wick: Chapter 4.

Via The Hollywood Reporter, the movie will take place after the events of John Wick: Chapter 4, which left Caine free of any remaining obligations to the High Table. However, the post-credits scene featured Caine in Paris as Shimazu Akira (Rina Sawayama) prepared to attack him and avenge her father's death at his hands. It's unknown if the new film will address that cliffhanger.

Yen helped shape his depiction of Caine in Chapter 4, and director Chad Stahelski agreed to make the changes to Caine's name and appearance at Yen's request. Stahelski is also developing the Caine spin-off, which will be written by Robert Askins.

"Working on John Wick: Chapter 4 was an extraordinary experience," said Yen in a statement. "The reason these films resonate so deeply is because, like myself, Chad, Basil, and Erica push themselves to create action, fights and stunts that are not only thrilling, inventive and artistic, but also expressive of character, story and emotion. Caine is an incredible character with a haunted past, and I am excited to return to the role."

Stahelski has previously mentioned discussing the possibility of John Wick: Chapter 5 with Keanu Reeves despite John's apparent death in Chapter 4. Additionally, Stahelski has said that Halle Berry also wants to return to the franchise, potentially in her own film as well. For the moment, there are no other movies in the works, but Lionsgate is developing another John Wick TV series after the success of The Continental on Peacock in 2023.

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