John Wick spinoff ballerina: cast, release date, and more

Here is all we currently know about the much awaited John Wick spinoff film Ballerina, including its release date, cast, and storyline.

When the first John Wick movie came out in 2014, nobody could have predicted how quickly the franchise starring Keanu Reeves would become incredibly popular worldwide.

After nearly five films and one TV miniseries, it appears that the John Wick world is becoming even larger as Ballerina, an in-universe movie, is about to hit theaters.
Here is what is known about the latter project, which goes by the name Ballerina.

Is there a release date for the John Wick spinoff Ballerina?

Ballerina will be released in cinemas on June 6, 2025.

The film was originally slated to release the same time in 2024, however it was recently pushed back a whole year due to reshoots focused on the action sequences of the film.

It was announced earlier this year that the movie would be pushed back again from its release date of June 7 to June 6.

Principal photography officially started for the movie in November 2022 in Prague, before going into post-production in February 2023.

Who’s in the cast for the John Wick spinoff Ballerina?

No Time to Die’s Ana de Armas will star in the titular role of the Ballerina, an assassin trained at the dance school seen in John Wick: Chapter 3.

While much of the rest of the cast is unknown, at least two characters from the John Wick franchise will be returning.

John Wick will appear in Ballerina.

Ian McShane will return to the John Wick universe as Winston, the owner and proprietor of The Continental.

The big news, though, is that Keanu Reeves will appear as John Wick in Ballerina alongside de Armas.

Shay Hatten, a co-writer on the film, revealed to Collider that Reeves will play a bigger part than just a cameo. He stated, “We got him to be in it for a good chunk.”

“He’s not simply a one-shot cameo; he’s a true character. He has — well, I shouldn’t give too much away — a role in the film that I believe will thrill audiences greatly.

The well-known actor Lance Reddick was scheduled to return to the role of Continental concierge Charon, but he tragically passed unexpectedly in March 2023. Whether he had previously shot any scenes for the film before his away is presently unknown.

Moreover, Anjelica Huston will play The Director in Ballerina. Huston’s character trained John in the ballet, which is where De Armas’s character is probably being trained, and made his first appearance in John Wick: Chapter 3.

On December 13, 2022, Deadline reported that The Walking Dead star Norman Reedus would also be joining Ballerina in an unknown role.

Ballerina plot: What’s the John Wick spinoff about?

The preliminary synopsis for Ballerina is as follows: “A young female assassin seeks revenge against the people who killed her family.”

In an interview with Screen Rant, producer Erica Lee described de Armas’ character and how she would fit into the world of John Wick.

According to Lee, “the character that Ana de Armas plays in Ballerina is trying to get in,” whereas John Wick has been trying to escape the assassin world for the past two films. That in and of itself is a distinct character analysis. It’s a female perspective, too. Ana adds so much to it and is an incredible performer. I believe that viewers will be really intrigued by it since it has a whole different vibe than Keanu.

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