Keanu Reeves Returns As John Wick For ‘Ballerina’ Spin-Off

‘John Wick: Chapter 4’ is heading to theaters in March 2023 with actor Keanu Reeves returning as the titular hero, albeit with nine fingers. This will not be the only time he returns, the franchise is getting a spin-off movie titled ‘Ballerina.’

Collider reports that “Keanu Reeves is currently in Prague and set to reprise his role as John Wick in the John Wick spinoff film starring Ana de Armas. This exciting report comes on the heels of the announcement that the Ballerina film will also see Ian McShane return to the franchise as Winston, the manager of The Continental Hotel. It is not yet clear if Reeves’ reprisal will be a cameo, or if he will have a larger part in the overarching plot of Ballerina.”

‘Ballerina’ is directed by Len Wiseman and written by Shay Hatten with ‘John Wick’ creator Chad Stahelski acting as a producer on the film. Stahelski directed the first three films and will return for a fourth.

The film is being made by Thunder Road Films and will be distributed by Lionsgate with pre-production beginning in Prague.

Initially, Unity Phelan was set to reprise her role from ‘John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum’ as the “Ballerina,” but she had to depart filming and was replaced by ‘Blonde’ star Ana de Armas.

Reeves expressed his excitement for the John Wick franchise in an interview with Esquire.

“There’s a sequence—hopefully, knock on wood,” he said. “… in John Wick 4, the opening sequence. John Wick is back in the desert on a horse. I’m going to hopefully be able to fast-gallop and run.”

“I love John Wick movies! They’re fun,” he added, describing going to see the movie with an audience. “I wanted to be with an audience, because I didn’t know if I would get to see it again, or if another one would happen. I wanted to soak it in, to see it on the big screen—these movies are made for the big screen. We got popcorn—you gotta have popcorn. Some Peanut M&M’s. Sweet and savory. Coca-Cola.”

‘John Wick: Chapter 4’ is written by Michael Finch and Shay Hatten.

Jacob Airey

Jacob Airey is a writer, nerd, YouTube host, movie reviewer, and pop culture critic. He started the website StudioJakeMedia.com in 2012 where he covers a vast variety of topics including film, TV, anime, music, and faith. He is also the author of The Seven Royals fantasy novel series.

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