Ballerina: The John Wick spin-off will bring back these two central characters from the trilogy

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Ballerina, the spin-off of the John Wick saga is finally making headlines. Realized by Len Wiseman, the feature film will follow the adventures of a young woman raised as a true assassin. Once at as an adult, she goes in search of the murderers of her family. Ballerina will obviously bring back two emblematic characters from the original trilogy.

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John Wick  cult

In 2014, David Leitch and Chad Stahelski directed John Wick.À At the time, the film met with positive reviews, but made a fairly timid score at the box office with 86 million dollars in revenue (for a budget of 20 million). Over time, the film became cult, and Keanu Reeves added an iconic role to it. his career.

In 2017, Chad Stahelski returned solo to direct John Wick 2. This time, the film draws audiences to theaters and brings in over $171 million in box office revenue. Finally, in 2019, the filmmaker returns for a third time behind the camera to direct John Wick : Parabellum. This time the film is a hit. For a budget of 75 million dollars, it brings in more than 327 million at the box office.

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Since then, Lionsgate has continued to develop the John Wick universe in cinema. The studio is indeed preparing John Wick 4, still directed by Chad Stahelski, and expected on March 22, 2023 in dark rooms. In addition to this fourth part, the firm is also developing a series centered on the Continental Hotel, soberly titled The Continental and a spin-off movie called; Ballerina. The latter will star Ana de Armas and will be directed; by Len Wiseman, &at; which we owe in particular Underworld and Die Hard 4.

Two marquee returns

In addition to featuring Ana de Armas in the lead role, Ballerina will at least bring back two central characters from the John Wick saga. Indeed, according to Collider, Keanu Reeves will reprise his role as John Wick in Ballerina. And according to The Hollywood Reporter, Ian McShane will also be present in this spin-off, still in the role of Winston, the director of the Hotel Continental.

Ballerina: John Wick's spin-off will bring back these two central characters from the trilogy

Neither Keanu Reeves nor Lionsgate Studios n have, for the moment, commented on this significant return. But the star of the license has already been preview Prague, the where filming of Ballerina is currently taking place. For the moment, it is not yet known whether Keanu Reeves will play a major role in the plot of Len Wiseman's film, or whether he will perform just a cameo. As for Ian McShane, whose attendance was confirmed by Lionsgate studios, it should logically have the same type of involvement as in the other films of the license.