It looks like a familiar face is making a return to John Wick 4, as Laurence Fishburne confirmed his return in an interview with Collider. He will once again play the role of The Bowery King after playing an integral part in the last entry of the franchise. He is joining an already stacked cast that consists of Shamier Anderson, Donnie Yen, Rina Sawayama, and Bill Skarsgard. He already confirmed that he’ll join the production in the next few months in Berlin. Of course, the actor couldn’t reveal any details about the plot but did offer some high praise for Michael Finch‘s script. He is taking over script duties from series creator Derek Kolstad.
I read the script. It’s really, really cool. As much as it’s the same world as the other three films, it’s just deeper. It’s much deeper in terms of the code of the assassin and the relationship that he has with one character in particular who I think Mr. Watanabe is playing… is really the heart and soul of it.
It’s quite interesting that he highlights Watanabe’s character. Of course, most people think he might be referencing Godzilla‘s Ken Watanabe, but it turns out he is actually referencing a character from the upcoming film. The film is slated to also head to Japan at one point. So, perhaps they are trying to keep his involvement under wraps. For now, it certainly will be something we’ll keep an eye out for once the first set of photos find their way online. No matter what, it’s great to know Fishburne is returning. Here’s hoping we get some news on Ian McShane‘s return soon.