John Wick walking through flames

Everything We Know About the John Wick Spin-off ‘Ballerina’

No dogs will pass away during this film (we hope).

Ah yes, another classic revenge movie set in the John Wick world, minus Keanu Reeves. Ballerina is the second spin-off from the series of John Wick movies, but it will be the first feature film spin-off written in the John Wick universe.

Recommended Videos

Essentially, Ballerina is a story of the protagonist following in Wick’s footsteps. Despite The Continental being the first spin-off, this film will be a bit different and hopefully give some more insight into Wick’s life and the journey of others like him. Ballerina‘s story will be brand new with a new cast of characters, but will also share the spotlight with quite a few returning, beloved characters as well.

What is Ballerina about?

At this point in time, there is not too much to go off on as far as the plot. However, at Comic-Con, Reeves released a statement giving us a little bit of an idea. Ballerina stars Anna de Armas as the lead.

“[She is a] woman who has some very difficult circumstances and who’s looking for revenge,” Reeves said. “Whoever killed her—someone killed her father. Who could that be? And so it’s her journey for actually understanding her past. She lost her father at a young age, and she doesn’t really know what happened. Only that 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.

When will Ballerina be released, and where can we watch it?

Similarly to John Wick, Ballerina will most likely be released in theaters. The release date has been pushed from June 2024 to June 2025 as the film undergoes reshoots. 2023 is a huge year for the John Wick franchise as John Wick: Chapter 4 and The Continental have been or are being released. That said, when Ballerina does come out in 2024, it will release after the next film and show. According to Reeves, the film takes place between John Wick 3 and 4. Since the film just started production, there are not any teasers or trailers available yet.

Who is starring in Ballerina?

Armas is playing Rooney, the lead of the film. Likewise, a fan favorite from The Walking Dead, Norman Reedus has also been cast. Reeves, Ian McShane, Lance Reddick, and Anjelica Huston will all be returning to their roles from John Wick in Ballerina. Gabriel Byrne has also recently been cast in an unknown role.

(featured image: Thunder Road Pictures)


The Mary Sue is supported by our audience. When you purchase through links on our site, we may earn a small affiliate commission. Learn more
related content
Read Article A Powerful X-Men Villain Might Be Entering the MCU
Cassandra Nova the evil twin of Charles Xavier in the X-Men comic books.
Read Article Yes, That Odd Addition to the ‘Thunderbolts*’ Title is Intentional
Yelena Belova looking shocked in Hawkeye
Read Article Stephen McKinley Henderson Had His Hero Moment in ‘Civil War’
Stephen McKinley Henderson standing with a landyard in Civil WAr
Read Article How Could Daniel Radcliffe Think Alan Rickman Hated Him!?
Daniel Radcliffe standing at the opening night of Merrily We Roll Along
Read Article ‘Deadpool & Wolverine’ Escalates the Popcorn Bucket Wars With ‘Lewd’ Offering
Deadpool beckoning.
Related Content
Read Article A Powerful X-Men Villain Might Be Entering the MCU
Cassandra Nova the evil twin of Charles Xavier in the X-Men comic books.
Read Article Yes, That Odd Addition to the ‘Thunderbolts*’ Title is Intentional
Yelena Belova looking shocked in Hawkeye
Read Article Stephen McKinley Henderson Had His Hero Moment in ‘Civil War’
Stephen McKinley Henderson standing with a landyard in Civil WAr
Read Article How Could Daniel Radcliffe Think Alan Rickman Hated Him!?
Daniel Radcliffe standing at the opening night of Merrily We Roll Along
Read Article ‘Deadpool & Wolverine’ Escalates the Popcorn Bucket Wars With ‘Lewd’ Offering
Deadpool beckoning.
Author
Katiee McKinstry
News Writer 6+ years in journalism/editorial Music, Star Wars, Astrology, Lifestyle, Gaming, etc Co-Host of The SVU Coven Podcast + words in a publication near you.