John Wick 4 villain Bill Skarsgård teases details for his mysterious character, the Marquis de Gramont, and why he needs to kill Keanu Reeves’ hero.
John Wick: Chapter 4 star Bill Skarsgård teases his character’s rivalry with the titular assassin. The actor recently starred in Barbarian, continuing his trend of starring in horror films, as he’s also starred as Pennywise in the recent It films. Joining the hit movie series, which started off as Keanu Reeves’ return to gun-toting action flicks, John Wick: Chapter 4 sees Skarsgård as the movies main villain. Every movie in the John Wick saga so far has Rotten Tomatoes’ Certified Fresh designation, and the franchise has hauled in around $585 million at the box office worldwide.
Speaking with Total Film, John Wick: Chapter 4 star Bill Skarsgård provides details about his character, the Marquis de Gramont. Skarsgård describes the Marquis as a young man of unknown origin who has quickly climbed the ranks of The High Table. Skarsgård also added that the character serves as the new sheriff in town, who is hellbent on getting rid of John Wick once and for all. Read what Skarsgård had to say in full below:
The Marquis is a young man of unknown origin who has quickly climbed the ladder within the High Table doing god knows what. I always saw him as someone from the gutter that now savors the glittery suits he’s wearing. He functions as the new sheriff set out to rid the world of John Wick once and for all. John’s getting old and tired, the Marquis is offering him a way out. To be the one who finally kills the Baba Yaga would secure his status and power within the High Table.
Everything We Know About John Wick: Chapter 4
With the growing success of the franchise, including a spinoff starring Ana de Armas, the fourth film of the John Wick franchise was quickly announced, just a few days after John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum released in theaters. Stuntman-turned-director Chad Stahelski is returning to direct and Michael Finch (Predators) will write the script with franchise vet Shay Hatten returning to pen alongside Reeves returning to the titular role. With its release date pushed back due to COVID-19, the film is set for a March 24 debut.
John Wick: Chapter 4’s cast features a smorgasbord of returning and new actors to the franchise. Returning to their John Wick roles are actors Ian McShane, Lance Reddick and Laurence Fishburne. Being in all three previous John Wick movies, this will also mark their fourth appearances as Winston, Charon and the Bowery King, respectively. Rounding out the cast alongside Skarsgård are Scott Adkins, Shamier Anderson, Clancy Brown, Hiroyuki Sanada, Rina Sawayama, Donnie Yen and Mark Zaror.
Fishburne has teased that the mythology and world-building of John Wick will deepen in this latest entry. With that, the film is expected to grow the unique lore and political intrigue attributed to the franchise. As for the plot, the film is expected to be taking off were the third film ended, in which John Wick is no longer part of the assassination organization, The High Table, and the price on his head remains. Stahelski himself has gone on the record to say that the John Wick franchise doesn’t have a happy ending, possibly teasing that the titular character’s death is inevitable. Come March 24, audiences will see Skarsgård’s character lead the latest manhunt against the seemingly unkillable assassin in John Wick: Chapter 4.
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