The ‘John Wick’ film series has become one of the most loved series in the action genre, after the famous James Bond series. And, this series is only going up and earning its profits in millions. The latest John Wick: Chapter 4 grossed around $250 million at the Worldwide Box Office.
This film series stars Keanu Reeves, and this series gave the actor’s career a rejuvenating boost. And, it was expected, as this series includes some of the finest action scenes of the past two decades.
The series unfolds like new layers and each layer shows a different version of the criminal organizations’ complex webs of interconnection. And, as Wick’s Universe is expanding, even the vast variety of characters in the movies is expanding.
Moreover, the fans are too excited to see how the series characters have their own story to tell. They have been eagerly waiting on the details of those characters, especially the ballerina assassins that barely had a glimpse of the key sequence of the third film.
And, to our sake, we will get to know all about it, who was described as a lethal dancer that would take the limelight in the “John Wick” spin-off film – “Ballerina”.
‘John Wick’ spinoff ‘Ballerina’: Release Date
As, the craze about John Wick is increasing, where in the latest series we saw our favorite assassin do what he does best and kill millions of bad people in the fourth series, which came up in the theatre on 24th March 2023.
Peacock will also premiere a prequel series in 2023 that will focus on the famed Continental Hotel. A potential “John Wick” video game is even being discussed. Therefore, a plethora of Wick-related media, including the much-anticipated spin-off “Ballerina,” is on the horizon.
It is a major excitement to us to see a female assassin-led movie on the big screen. The movie “Ballerina” began its shooting on November 2022 in Prague. And, now they have finally revealed the date when the movie will arrive in theatres. We can expect to see “Ballerina” and its universe of killers in the theatres on June 7, 2024
According to the reports from Deadline and Variety, the movie will focus on the same motive that drives John Wick into revenge. It will portray the plot behind the intention of the female protagonist into becoming an assassin.
As we know, the universe of John Wick and its series involves a lot of A-listed Hollywood Actors, from Willem Dafoe and Ruby Rose to Laurence Fishburne and Donnie Yen. And, we don’t have that much knowledge relating to the cast of the spin-off.
‘John Wick’ spinoff ‘Ballerina’: Cast and Plot
However, we know this much, the lead actress will be played by “Ana De Armas”, who is a Cuban and Spanish Actress and quickly getting all fame through her acting in the action genre with performances in movies like “No Time to Die” and “The Gray Man”.
In addition to Norman Reedus from “The Walking Dead” and Gabriel Byrne from “The Usual Suspects,” Deadline reports that Oscar winner Catalina Sandino Moreno (“Maria Full of Grace”) is playing a pivotal role in the film.
Keanu Reeves, as John Wick, will also be making an appearance, as has been confirmed. (via Collider). Reeves said at Comic-Con Experience 2022, “I’m in it for a few sequences. So that was nice. They’re filming right now, and the script’s great, and the story’s cool. Looking forward to it.”
Also, De Armas replied on “The Tonight Show”that, “The other day, Keanu and I were rehearsing our very difficult stunt scene, and this man is just rolling and throwing me and doing crazy stunts.” Reeves and de Armas also co-starred in the 2015 film “Knock Knock,” so this will be their second time working together on screen.
The screenwriter of Ballerina is Shay Hatten, the one who gained fame through its outstanding screenwriting Black List script “Maximum King”, it was a comedy movie. Though the script didn’t make a place in the movie it made Hatten famous.
There is a lot of hope attached to this movie. We can only wait for it and catch up with all the John Wick film series, that we may have missed.