Bill Skarsgard is reportedly in talks with Lionsgate to join the cast of John Wick: Chapter 4. The Swedish actor previously worked with John Wick co-director David Leitch on his action flicks Atomic Blonde and Deadpool 2. Bill is likely best known to audiences for playing the evil child-eating dimensional entity ,Pennywise The Dancing Clown, in New Line Cinema’s feature film adaptation of Stephen King’s It.
The casting news comes from the folks at Collider, who seem to have a close connection to director Chad Stahelski and have previous revealed location/production details on the new sequel.
Skarsgard joins a cast that already consists of Keanu Reeves, Ian McShane, Laurence Fishburne, Lance Reddick, Donnie Yen, Shamier Anderson, and British singer-turned-actress Rina Sawayama. It’s unclear if Halle Berry or Common will return.
John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum ended with John surviving the fall from the roof of The Continential hotel after Ian McShane’s Winston shot him, Winston’s motivations weren’t entirely clear as he didn’t seem shocked that Mr. Wick got away and could be giving The High Table a false sense of security. Wick eventually lands at the feet of Laurence Fishburne’s Bowery King, who had his organization taken away from him by The High Table and convinces John to go to war with him against the mysterious group of criminal syndicate puppet masters.
John Wick 4 is on the cusp of starting production at Babelsberg Film Studio in Berlin, Germany and another actor has joined the high-octane action sequel. Other filming locations are said to include Paris and Japan.
Lionsgate has set John Wick 4’s release date for May 27, 2022 and have announced plans to make John Wick: Chapter 5 at some point as well.