Hiroyuki Sanada has joined the cast of John Wick: Chapter 4.
The 60-year-old actor will star alongside Keanu Reeves, Donnie Yen, Rina Sawayama and Shamier Anderson in the upcoming action-thriller film, which is due to begin shooting this summer.
Chad Stahelski, the film's director, said: "Having long admired Hiroyuki as both actor and action performer, I’m thrilled and honoured to welcome him to the John Wick family."
Hiroyuki will be playing a key character in the upcoming movie, according to Collider. This will be Hiroyuki and Keanu's second movie together; they previously starred in 2013's 47 Ronin.
However, it's currently unclear how the Mortal Kombat and Westworld actor fits into the broader plot of the film and Lionsgate has remained tight-lipped about character descriptions over recent months.
The latest instalment in the money-spinning franchise — which sees Keanu play the titular character — is being filmed in France, Germany and Japan.
The first John Wick movie was released in 2014, and Keanu previously admitted he had big ambitions for the franchise.
He said: "I enjoy making these movies because there's no limit.
"We create our own mythology, and we have a studio that both stays out of our way and supports us on the wacky decisions."
Chad also admitted he was keen to continue with the films, before John Wick: Chapter 3 — Parabellum was released in 2019.
He previously shared: "If people go see the movie, and it makes money, and they came back to us, Keanu and I have ideas for days. I could live here for the rest of my career.
"If people like it and want to watch more, I could think of way worse ways to spend your career. But, you know, we're in the entertainment business. We'll let the audience figure that out." — BANG SHOWBIZ
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