There is little doubt that Donnie Yen is one of the most notable action stars in Asia and in Hollywood. The world-renowned martial artist has starred in numerous action films including Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. But which movie is Yen's favorite? The Ip Man star hyped up John Wick 4 by stating it is the most exciting Hollywood project he has worked on.
Working on an Asian film is different from working on a Hollywood flick. For Yen, he has had a lot of high-profile projects so he has a lot of experience in Hollywood.
So which of his movies did he enjoy working on the most? Yen revealed to Collider that John Wick 4 is the obvious choice because he has a lot of respect for director Chad Stahelski and co-star Keanu Reeves.
"I have to take this opportunity to [express] my utmost appreciation for Chad and Keanu," Yen said. He then explained why he looks up on Stahelski and Reeves.
"They're just lovely men, gentlemen, they've got a big heart. Keanu's got a good soul, a good man," Yen said. "Chad is also a very good man, very knowledgeable. People think of him as a brilliant action guy, he's not [just that], he understands films. He's a film librarian, he knows what's going on."
Yen then admitted that he is loving being on the set of John Wick 4 because of the director and the lead star. "I'm having the best time working with them in this movie, [more] than any of my previous Hollywood movies, so I wanted to express my appreciation," he said.
We love the idea that Yen is having so much fun working on John Wick 4. After all, this would confirm the positive atmosphere on set which could ensure a truly exciting movie. Needless to say, we can't wait to see him in action in the sequel.
John Wick 4 has not yet been given an official title. The film is scheduled for release on May 27, 2022.