After much anticipation, Lionsgate has announced a release date for Ballerina, the John Wick spinoff starring Ana de Armas in the title role. Rooney, played by Unity Phelan, was introduced in John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum, therefore the spinoff has been in the works ever since.
When Keanu Reeves’ deadly assassin, John Wick, seeks refuge from the High Table with the Ruska Roma, the crime family who trained him to be a gun-fu machine from a young age, the events of Parabellum reveal more about the killer’s past.
Rooney, a Ruska Roma assassin who, like all female murderers of the family, was trained as a ballerina, is briefly seen in the film. Lionsgate found the prospect of a spinoff Film starring de Armas investigating the history of the Ruska Roma and John Wick too alluring to pass on.
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The Ballerina-John Wick Connection
Ballerina takes place between Parabellum and John Wick: Chapter 4, which is now shattering franchise box office records, as Reeves announced last year at the CCXP event in So Paulo, Brazil. Director Chad Stahelski previously revealed a six-month hiatus between the third and fourth parts of the John Wick story, so Ballerina must take place within this time.
We also know that Reeves will reprise his role as his fan-favorite killer in the spinoff and that his appearance will be more than just a cameo. Both Ian McShane and Lance Reddick, who sadly passed away before filming began on Ballerina, will return to their franchise roles.
Not much is known about the plot of Ballerina, but it will likely deal with what happens after Parabellum when the Ruska Roman loses favor with the High Table for supporting John Wick. After the disappointing conclusion of John Wick: Chapter 4, the possibility of several sequels starring de Armas in the spinoff is wonderful news.
The spinoff has the potential to provide interesting new details about the franchise’s future. Ballerina may be the key to unlocking Lionsgate’s plans for a secret film based in the same assassin universe.
John Wick Spinoff ‘Ballerina’ Gets A Release Date
The Continental, the next show to be set in the John Wick universe, will debut on Peacock in September. After that, though, audiences will have to wait until June 7, 2024, to see Ballerina in theaters.
Frequently Asked Questions
Is ballerina a true story?
Madonna is going to make a movie about how the dancer went from being an orphan to becoming a famous ballerina. Madonna is going to direct a movie based on the life of Michaela DePrince, a famous ballerina who grew up alone in Sierra Leone during the country's bloody civil war. The news came out on Wednesday.
Is ballerina a movie or series?
Ballerina is an upcoming American action-thriller movie that will be directed by Len Wiseman. Shay Hatten and Emerald Fennell wrote the screenplay, which was based on Hatten's story. It is the first spin-off of the John Wick series and takes place between John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum (2019) and John Wick: Chapter 4. (2023).
Is there a part 2 of ballerina?
"Ballerina: Part 1" and "Ballerina: Part 2" were edited together to make a full-length movie called "Ballerina," which was released in Denmark with Danish actors dubbing their own spoken lines in Danish.