It seems every movie nowadays wants to build a cinematic universe, from superhero films such as Marvel with their Marvel Cinematic Universe and even horror movies such as The Conjuring with their cinematic universe which spans from the first Conjuring film to the latest in the series, Annabelle Comes Home.
Now, with a massively successful third film under their belt and a fourth one on the way, it seems Hollywood is set on creating a cinematic universe for the John Wick franchise with the spin-off film Ballerina.
According to Deadline, the film will be directed by Underworld director Len Wiseman and the film will unfortunately not be centered around Halle Berry’s character Sofia from John Wick 3. The idea for Ballerina is apparently also nothing new as it was first announced in 2017, with a script written by then 23-year-old Shay Hatten who is best known for being a writer for John Wick 3.
Ballerina will centre around a heroine trained as both a ballerina and an assassin who is hell-bent on seeking revenge for her family – a trope we are sure John Wick fans are more than familiar with.
The female character first appeared in the last John Wick film, where she could be seen dancing in the background whilst John Wick seeks refuge with Angelica Huston’s The Director, and the role was played by Unity Phelan under the name Ballerina but we aren’t sure if Phelan will be taking on the role once again for the spin-off.
Casting for the rest of Ballerina is currently unknown but we are fairly certain that Angelica Huston will be reprising her role as The Director, who helps train young ballerinas into femme fatales (much like the Red Room from Marvel where Black Widow was trained).
It is also not known if Keanu Reeves will make a cameo in the film but with the popularity of the John Wick character, we just might see Reeves appear in the film.