‘Ballerina’ Spin-off Pushed To 2025 As John Wick Director Adds More Action Scenes

The highly anticipated John Wick spinoff, Ballerina, starring Ana de Armas, is rescheduled for a 6 June 2025 release, moving from its initial 2024 date. This adjustment places The Crow reboot in Ballerina‘s former slot on 7 June 2024, per Deadline.


Directed by Len Wiseman, Ballerina expands the John Wick universe, introducing audiences to Rooney, a ballerina with a vendetta, a role previously cameoed by Unity Phelan in John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum. This film marks the second extension of the franchise, following the miniseries The Continental, which aired on Prime Video in 2023.

This delay stems from the franchise’s new steward, Chad Stahelski, who aims to enhance the film with additional action sequences. Having directed all four John Wick films, Stahelski’s expertise is expected to ensure Ballerina aligns with the franchise’s high-action standards. His background as a stunt performer and coordinator promises to infuse Ballerina with the thrilling action sequences fans have come to expect.

However, the shift to a 2025 release presents challenges, notably a more competitive market. Many films postponed to 2025 due to the 2023 strikes will vie for audience attention, contrasting with the relatively open field Ballerina would have enjoyed in 2024.

Ana de Armas

Lionsgate has expressed confidence in the decision, citing the opportunity to improve Ballerina with additional filming under Stahelski and Wiseman’s direction. This move also allows Lionsgate to focus on promoting The Crow, ready for its 2024 debut.

Ballerina promises a deep dive into the world of a Ruska Roma-trained assassin, featuring an impressive cast including Anjelica Huston, Gabriel Byrne, the late Lance Reddick, Catalina Sandino Moreno, Norman Reedus, Ian McShane, and Keanu Reeves.

Filming began in late 2022, further expanding the John Wick saga, celebrated for its innovative action and Keanu Reeves’s dynamic stunts. John Wick: Chapter 4 recently set a franchise record with US$440 million in global earnings, underscoring the series’ enduring appeal.