Recently we found out that Mel Gibson joined The Continental, a John Wick prequel mini-series, and now the franchise is expanding even more with the spin-off movie Ballerina. Confirmed by Variety, the lead role in the spin-off will be played by Knives Out, Blade Runner 2049, and No Time To Die star Ana de Armas.
John Wick franchise started in 2014 with the original movie starring Keanu Reeves in the titular role, which was followed by two sequels in 2017 and 2019, respectively. The fourth movie is slated for release in 2022, and the fifth movie is already in development.
Spin-off movie Ballerina will follow Ana de Armas playing an assassin who seeks revenge against the people who killed her family. Yeah, definitely doesn’t sound like something we’ve seen a million times in action thrillers before, but we can’t judge before we see it so let’s hope it’ll surprise us.
The spin-off will be written by Shay Hatten and directed by Len Wiseman. The release date of Ballerina is still TBA.
John Wick 4 is set to be released on May 27, 2022.