In the year In 2014, an action film was released that seemed destined to go unnoticed. The title was titled ‘John Wick’ and eventually became a huge commercial success, so it didn’t take long for a sequel to arrive. Moreover, each one was more successful than the previous one, so Lionsgate decided to expand that universe, first with ‘The Continental’, the miniseries that we can see on Amazon Prime Video, and then ‘Ballerina’, a spin-off starring Ana de Armas.
‘Ballerina’ is currently the only project to be released in this amazing franchise and in it we can see Keanu Reeves, who is still considering whether or not to do ‘John Wick 5’. Now, we’ll review everything we know about ‘Ballerina’ so far, from its theatrical release date to its cast, cast and other details.
‘Ballerina’: theatrical release date
Lionsgate has set a special theatrical release for ‘Ballerina’ for June 7, 2024. In principle, it will have nothing to do with ‘The Continental,’ an Amazon miniseries that was released months after John Wick 4 hit theaters. But they still include some kind of wink.
Written by Shay Hutton, who was involved in the scripts of ‘John Wick 3’ and ‘John Wick 4’, ‘Ballerina’ tells the story of Rooney (Ana de Armas), a killer and dancer who takes a gruesome revenge. Finish off with his family’s killers. He’s spent years taking down terrorists and all-time targets before, but always with a clear code: He’ll never kill anyone he believes doesn’t deserve it.
In case you had any doubts, ‘Ballerina’ is set in this universe during the several months between Reeves’ third and fourth episodes. In fact, Rooney’s character has already appeared in ‘Parabellum’, but there he was played by Unity Phelan.
Actors and protagonists
The star of the show will be the Cuban Ana de Armas, who will get the chance to show all her action cinema talent, which she showed here in her short but memorable appearance in ‘No Time to Die’. ‘Ballerina’ director Len Wiseman (‘The Jungle 4.0’) has already made it clear that if we liked the protagonist of ‘Daggers in the Back’ in the James Bond film, we’ll love him here. .
It is also confirmed that Reeve will return to the legendary character of John Wick, but do not expect his presence to stand out as a solo adventure, the actor was only involved in the filming of ‘Ballerina’ for a week. More than enough to leave a mark, yes. It also stars Ian McShane reprising his role as Winston, the tragically deceased Lance Reddick playing Charon for the last time, and Anjelica Huston reprising the character she played in John Wick 3: Parabellum.
Among the new creations in this universe, the signatures of Gabriel Byrne (‘The Usual Suspects’) stand out for a character that has not yet been given any details, the same thing as the unforgettable Daryl added to the Norman Reedus saga. Dixon from the saga ‘The Walking Dead’, and Catalina Sandino Moreno (‘from’).
Erica Lee, producer of the ‘John Wick’ saga since the first episode, has revealed that Lionsgate is considering a possible sequel. However, before this possibility is confirmed, we have to wait to see if the first one has the expected success.
‘Ballerina’: The Cast
Filming for “Ballerina” was supposed to begin in the summer of 2022, but filming actually didn’t begin until November in Prague. In the year Everything went smoothly until it was completed in early October 2023. All this means that “Ballerina” was not affected in any way by the strike of writers and actors in Hollywood.
Trailers, images and posters
There are currently no official previews for the film, but we’ll keep an eye out for any news to include the film as it becomes available.