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Ana De Armas on the John Wick spin-off ‘Ballerina’

The John Wick films are packed with fascinating characters, and ballerina assassin Rooney has been one of the most well-received by fans thus far. Rooney will star in her own spinoff movie, Ballerina, in 2024, following the character’s introduction in John Wick: Chapter 3—Parabellum.

Ana De Armas, a critically regarded actress, will make her film debut in the project, which is guaranteed to appeal to fans of the original series by giving her character a lot more backstory. There are more spinoffs under development as well.

Along with John Wick 5, The Continental, a TV series, is anticipated to premiere soon.

We have gathered all the information you need about the upcoming film, including what to anticipate before it premieres in 2024. Read till the end to find out more about the movie starring Ana De Armas.

Since 2017, the project known as “Ballerina” has been under development. Prior to being incorporated into the John Wick series, it was originally intended to be its own movie. According to Variety, Lionsgate stated that it will eventually open in theaters on June 7, 2024, even though it has been in development for approximately six years.

While the film will have some new faces, die-hard John Wick fans will recognize many of the Ballerina cast members immediately. Of course, Keanu Reeves as the Baba Yaga himself is expected to appear.

It’s anticipated that “The Director” by Anjelica Huston would have a significant role in the movie. Also projected to appear as their respective characters Winston Scott and Charon are the late Lance Reddick and Ian McShane.

After his passing from heart disease in March 2023, the film will be one of Lance’s last posthumous acting appearances.

As you might have guessed, the Ghosted actress will play Rooney, although this is actually her first appearance in the John Wick series. The ballerina assassin had previously appeared in the third John Wick movie, but Unity Phelan was the actor that portrayed the role.

There are a couple of other newcomers in addition to Ana whose roles have not yet been revealed! According to IMDb, Norman Reedus, Catalina Sandino Moreno, and Gabriel Byrne have all been cast in the movie, albeit it is unknown what their characters will be.

The main premise of Ballerina is a female assassin that sets out to exact revenge on those who killed her family members.

While there are still many storyline specifics that are anticipated to be revealed, this is the core storyline. Additionally, it is said to occur between the third and fourth John Wick movies.

The upcoming film is anticipated to reveal some fresh information regarding the enigmatic Ruska Roma family, where John was reared and given assassination training.

Even though there are few specifics, Keanu indicated the plot will center on a lady seeking “revenge” in a 2022 appearance at Comic-Con. “Someone killed her father. Who could that be? And so it’s her journey for actually understand her past.

She lost her father at a young age, and she doesn’t really know what happened. Only someone came into the house and killed her father, who had a tattoo. And as we know in John Wick, if you have a tattoo, something’s going on,” he said, per Collider.

In a March 2023 interview with Screen Rant, Shay Hatten also disclosed that the upcoming film will also reveal some information regarding John Wick’s past.

“I believe that you will see in Ballerina some glimpses of what John went through during his early years there, but through the perspective of a different character. Through the viewpoint of a new character, it nevertheless addresses some of Wick’s mysteries,” the screenwriter claimed.

Sounds interesting. Are you guys excited for this spin-off too? Go ahead and share your opinions in the comments section. Please make sure to support us by signing up for our newsletter. Have a great day!

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