Chad Stahelski, director of the John Wick trilogy, has discussed whether there is a possibility of adding more The Matrix actors, in addition to Laurence Fishburne’s Bowery King, in future instalments of the franchise.
In an interview with ComicBookMovie, this is what the director had to say about inserting The Matrix actors such as Carrie-Anne Moss and Hugo Weaving down the line:
“You know, Keanu and I talk a lot about where we want to go. We didn’t finish John Wick 3 and have this great big plan of how to go into Chapter 4. It’s something we’re constantly thinking about and we try not to force things,” Stahelski said.
“I certainly don’t want to include a cast member to try to get somebody in as a gag and work a story around that. If we create these great characters and you know, in my head, it makes sense to put Carrie-Anne in there or Hugo Weaving or any of our Matrix compadres, and it works and if they’re interested, that’s always a plus because they’re friends and I think they’re all excellent performers. So it’s yet-to-be-seen.”
Additionally, Stahelski didn’t confirm whether or not he would be directing Chapter 4, although he did state he will remain attached to the franchise “in some capacity, probably till my career is long over.” Therefore, it’s safe to assume that with his continuous involvement, he may have a hand-in adding actors like Moss and Weaving if the character is best suited for them, rather than for solely fan service.
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