It looks like we’ll be getting Keanu Reeves versus Pennywise the Clown in the next instalment of the action franchise, John Wick.
There’s lots happening with the John Wick franchise at the moment as the series readjusts itself to deal with the ongoing pandemic. The planned fourth instalment of John Wick was recently delayed by a year to late 2022 and will reportedly shoot back to back with John Wick 5. Now it seems that the next film at least, has found its antagonist in the form of Bill Skarsgard.
Whilst Skarsgard’s casting or role haven’t yet been confirmed, we’d bet one of those shiny marker medals that the actor, famous for portraying the evil clown Pennywise in IT, will be showing up as the foil to Keanu Reeves’ taciturn assassin.
With other casting including Donnie Yen (Rogue One: A Star Wars Story), Shamier Anderson (Stowaway) and Japanese-British popstar Rina Sawayama, Skarsgard’s casting seems to fit the space for a villainous character, especially as it has been announced that Donnie Yen will be playing an old friend of Wick’s.
Production on the film is set to start this summer in Germany, France and Japan.
Despite IT being his most recognisable role, Skarsgard has been plying his trade away from franchise cinema for a while, including some small screen projects including Castle Rock and also on several indie films which are set to release this year, including Naked Singularity with John Boyega. We’re certainly keen to see what he brings to the John Wick franchise, and will keep you updated as we hear more.
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