Donnie Yen: The name was Shang or Chang


Actor Donnie Yen makes his John Wick debut in the upcoming fourth installment as Caine, a blind assassin caught between his ties to the villainous High Table and his friendship with Keanu Reeveseponymous killer.

It turns out that Yen’s character wasn’t originally named Caine. The actor said in an interview that he John Wick: Chapter 4 script incorporating Asian stereotypes, leading to changes regarding his character’s name and appearance in the film.

“The name was Shang or Chang,” Yen said of his John Wick character. ‘Why does he always have to be called Shang or Chang? Why can’t he have a normal name? Why do you have to be so generic? Then the wardrobe – mandarin collars. Why is everything so generic? This is a John Wick movie. Everyone is supposed to be cool and fashionable. Why can’t he look cool and fashionable?”

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John Wick: Chapter 4 director Chad Stahelski listened to Yen’s criticism and agreed to modify the character. Yen, who was able to redesign the character in homage to Bruce Lee, claimed that he had “a very respectful experience working on John Wick”, adding, “Overall I enjoyed making the movie. “

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