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Hiroyuki Sanada Joins Donnie Yen, Rina Sawayama, Keanu Reeves in ‘John Wick 4’

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“Mortal Kombat” star Hiroyuki Sanada will join Donnie Yen, Rina Sawayama and Keanu Reeves in “John Wick 4” as an old friend of the title character. 

Movie details: Sanada will be playing a character known as Watanabe. The character’s role in the plot has not been released except that he and Wick share several common enemies, Collider reported.

#BoycottMulan Trends Again After Donnie Yen Celebrates Hong Kong’s Return to ‘Motherland’

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Martial arts star Donnie Yen recently celebrated Hong Kong’s handover to China, sparking heavy criticism from fans and renewed calls to #BoycottMulan.

Pro-Beijing post: Yen, who plays Commander Tung in Disney’s upcoming live-action Mulan remake, becomes the film’s second cast member along with lead Liu Yifei to spark backlash from fans.

‘Ip Man’ Star Donnie Yen Donates $128,000 to Fight Coronavirus

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Donnie Yen, the 56-year-old star of the hit “Ip Man” franchise, made a donation of 1 million Hong Kong dollars (around $128,600) to medical workers fighting the 2019 novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in Wuhan.

The announcement was made in a 28-second Weibo video where he thanked those who are fighting on the front lines against the COVID-19 outbreak, which is believed to have originated from a wet market in Wuhan, a city in the Hubei province of China, according to South China Morning Post.

Donnie Yen Reveals He Only Had $12 to His Name When He was Directing Films

Donnie Yen, star of the “Ip Man” franchise and “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story,” is one of the many multi-million dollar actors to come from Hong Kong, but it has not always been easy.

Speaking to Taiwan GQ, the 56-year-old actor only had 100 Hong Kong dollars ($12) under his name while he was a struggling film director and had to rely on his production team for food, according to South China Morning Post.

Marvel Allegedly Eyeing Donnie Yen, Ludi Lin to Star in Shang-Chi

The search for the titular role for Marvel’s “Shang-Chi” has allegedly begun, and the studio is already looking at its short-list of actors for the part, which includes “Aquaman” star Ludi Lin for the spot.

Lin’s desire to lead the first-ever Asian-centric superhero film and his martial arts training plus his track record of starring in many famous franchises including DC’s “Aquaman,” Netflix’s “Black Mirror,” and the 2017 “Power Rangers” reboot has put him in Marvel’s head honcho Kevin Feige’s radar, according to That Hashtag Show.