January 28, 2023

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Keanu Reeves and Ian McShane join John Wick spinoff Ballerina

Whether you joined the franchise for adrenaline, dogs, or all of the above, you’ll be happy to know that Keanu Reeves is returning as John Wick in the upcoming John Wick spinoff Ballerina, starring Ana de Armas. Better yet, as Collider reports, the forthcoming new chapter in the Wick-verse will bring back Ian McShane as Continental Hotel manager Winston Scott.

Reeves is reportedly in Prague to film for Ballerina and the size of his role is unknown. In fact, virtually nothing is known about the film, other than that de Armas stars as a woman seeking revenge after her family is killed, and it was directed by Len Wiseman from a screenplay by Shay Hatten. When she sets out to hunt down assassins, she’s likely to find herself at the Continental Hotel under the watchful eye of McShane’s Winston. But whether Ballerina is a prequel, a sequel, or co-running with the upcoming John Wick 4 remains to be seen. No release date has been set.

John Wick 4, jam-packed with Reeves and McShane, is set to explode into theaters on March 24, 2023, and a teaser trailer was debuted at Comic Con last summer. Producers originally wanted to shoot John Wick 5 at the same time, although the status of that fifth film is currently up in the air.

2023 is shaping up to be a bad year for action thrillers. In addition to John Wick 4, the prequel spinoff series The Continental will debut on Peacock. Set in 1975, it follows the early adventures of young Winston.