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Donnie Yen to Reprise Role as Caine in "John Wick" Spinoff Movie

Thu 16 May 2024 | 12:02 PM
Donnie Yen as Caine in 'John Wick: Chapter 4'
Donnie Yen as Caine in 'John Wick: Chapter 4'
Yara Sameh

Donnie Yen is set to reprise his role as Caine, the highly skilled, blind assassin introduced in "John Wick: Chapter 4", in a new movie from Lionsgate set to shoot in Hong Kong next year, the studio announced on Wednesday.

While the logline is being kept under wraps, the new spinoff will continue Yen’s story arc following the events of Chapter 4, as Caine has been freed from his obligations to the High Table.

The pic was developed as part of Chad Stahelski’s recently announced deal with Lionsgate to oversee the expansion of the John Wick universe and will be shepherded by franchise producers Basil Iwanyk and Erica Lee (John Wick: Chapters 1 through 4) for Thunder Road and Stahelski (John Wick: Chapters 3 & 4, Ballerina) through his 87Eleven Entertainment banner.

Script is written by Robert Askins, the Tony-nominated writer of the play Hand to God, who has also worked on such series as "The Umbrella Academy" and "The Son". 

The Caine movie is just the latest extension of a billion-dollar action franchise, which last fall rolled out the Peacock miniseries "The Continental: From the World of John Wick". Up next for release, on June 6, 2025, is "Ballerina", a female-driven spin-off which stars Ana de Armas as an assassin trained in the traditions of the Ruska Roma.

Describing his experience with "John Wick: Chapter 4" as extraordinary, Yen said that “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 e, motion. Caine is an incredible character with a haunted past, and I am excited to return to the role.”

The internationally recognized actor and martial artist has also been seen in such recent movies as "Mulan", "Ip Man 4: The Finale", "xXx: Return of Xander Cage", and "Rogue One: A Star Wars Story", among others.