The fourth movie of John Wick has brought the rampant action back to movie theaters, with Keanu Reeves back in his fancy armored suit and enough bullets to give every High Table flunkey who crosses his path a proper dose of lead.
Beyond John Wick 4, the universe of Keanu Reeves’ relentless assassin will expand with two confirmed projects: The Continental, the series about Winston’s rise to power in the iconic New York hotel, and Ballerina, the film where Ana de Armas will get into the skin of one of the survivors of the assault on the theater of the Russian Roma.
The character of Ana de Armas appears briefly in John Wick 3: Parabellum, but the film was actually born before the third installment of the saga was even filmed, and it did not take place in the universe of the High Table.
Erica Leeproducer of John Wick 4, has spoken with Collider about Ballerina and has revealed that it was not originally conceived as a film within the John Wick universe.
Ballerina Could Be A Completely Unrelated John Wick Movie
The production company points out that the original script of Shay Hatten it was a potpourri of pointers and ideas that he shared with her before he began filming John Wick 3: Parabellum.
It was then that they decided to combine that script sketch with the world of the High Table, the Continental and the suits bulletproof.
Lee explains that the film has been cooking little by little, giving way to a slow but steady development, which has made room for other characters in the franchise, such as Winstonof Ian McShane, Charonof the deceased Lance Reddickthe Director, of Anjelica Hustonand, naturally, John Wick, by Keanu Reeves.
However, Ballerina will not be a “female version of John Wick”, although she does have many elements in common with Keanu Reeves’ character, including her origins. No one is after Rooney, but she is the one who will hunt down those who murdered her family, which aligns her story with the first film in the main saga.