Today brings more John Wick: Chapter 4 casting news, with Deadline reporting that Ian McShane will be playing Winston in the film, the character he played in the previous three.
“I couldn’t be happier than to welcome Ian McShane back to John Wick: Chapter 4. He is not only an amazing actor but is an indispensable collaborator who has helped define the world of John Wick,” returning director Chad Stahelski (John Wick 1-3) said in a statement.
Lance Reddick will also be back for Chapter 4, we learned last week.
Lionsgate is currently set to release Chapter 4 on May 27, 2022.
Keanu Reeves is of course coming back for John Wick: Chapter 4, with the cast thus far also including singer Rina Sawayama, Donnie Yen (Ip Man, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story), Bill Skarsgård (It, It: Chapter Two, “Castle Rock”), and Shamier Anderson (Stowaway). Most recently, Hiroyuki Sanada (Mortal Kombat) has also signed on to star.
The John Wick franchise has been incredibly successful and profitable for Lionsgate, with Chapter 3 pulling in $326 million worldwide back in 2019 – to date, a franchise best.
Chapter 4 will presumably pick up right after the events of Parabellum, with a bruised, broken (but still alive) John Wick taking the fight to the deadliest organization in the world.