One of the things that has turned John Wick from just another action movie to a modern legend is the way the movies carefully craft the world of assassins around the main character. John Wick Chapter 3: Parabellum introduced us to Anjelica Houston’s character, The Director. We now know that Houston will return for the upcoming spin-off, Ballerina, according to the hollywood reporter.
Ballerina is currently in production. Ana de Armas stars from a script by Shay Hatten directed by Len Wiseman. Like John Wick, Ballerina is a revenge story; details beyond that are very light.
In John Wick Chapter 3, Houston played the Director, leader of the Ruska Roma. John goes to see her in that movie as he tries to escape New York following the murder of High Table member Santino at the end of John Wick Chapter 2. She acts as a mother figure to John and is also responsible for training him as well as those who follow. The dancers are shown in the film dancing through wounds because “art is pain, life is suffering,” according to the director. Considering the title of the upcoming movie, it stands to reason that she could play a major role.
John Wick himself, Keanu Reeves, will be supposedly make an appearance in the film, and Ian McShane is set to reprise his role as Winston, the neutral owner of the Continental, the hotel the killers use when in New York on business. The hotel itself is getting a spin-off of sorts, as well as a three-part miniseries. the continental will broadcast on Peacock in 2023 along with the release of John Wick Chapter 4.
Lionsgate has yet to set a release date for Ballerina.
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