Ana De Armas' Ballerina Gets Mid 2024 Release Window

By Aeron Mer Eclarinal Posted:
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While John Wick: Chapter 4 still surges at the box office, Lionsgate has shared a new release update about Ana de Armas' Ballerina

Ballerina is set to revolve around Rooney, the ballerina assassin seen during John Wick: Chapter 3 hellbent on hunting down her family's killer. 

Alongside de Armas, the spin-off will also feature the return of John Wick mainstay Ian McShane and newcomers Norman Reedus and Catalina Sandino Moreno. 

Despite knowing its premise and its all-star cast, some fans have wondered when exactly the movie will swing into theaters. 

When Will John Wick's Ballerina Release?

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Speaking with Deadline, Lionsgate Motion Picture Group Chair Joe Drake confirmed the release window of Ballerina, an upcoming spin-off set in the John Wick universe. 

Drake revealed that fans can expect to see the movie in 2024, sometime in either the spring or summer. 

Although John Wick: Chapter 4 served as the closer for Keanu Reeves' titular Baba Yaga, Drake teased that they're "not ready to say goodbye" to the actor: 

“We’re not ready to say goodbye to Keanu with this franchise. It’s what alternative there will be.”

In a separate interview with Entertainment Weekly, Reeves talked about Ana de Armas' spin-off film, confirming that John Wick himself has a "small part to play in it" while praising the actress and director Len Wiseman: 

"Yeah, I got to work with Ana de Armas and the director Len Wiseman, and they had a great script, and John Wick has a small part to play in it." 

Reeves then revealed that Ballerina takes place in-between Chapter 3 and Chapter 4

"Len Wiseman was cool. He was like, 'Where do you want to pitch this story in [the] timeline?' So, it takes place between Chapter 3 and Chapter 4 of the 'John Wick' stories. It was fun to put the suit back on."

Why ‘Ballerina’ Is Lionsgate’s Perfect Summer Release in 2024

Ballerina's upcoming 2024 release window is good news for John Wick fans as it gives them something to look forward to despite Chapter 4 serving as the end of the road for Keanu Reeves' titular assassin. 

Based on the remark of Lionsgate's Motion Picture Group Chair Joe Drake, Ballerina could premiere during the same window of John Wick: Chapter 4, potentially eyeing a late March release. 

However, Ballerina could avoid competition with Disney's Snow White since Gal Gadot and Rachel Zegler's upcoming live-action reboot is confirmed to premiere on March 22, 2024. 

That said, Ballerina could premiere sometime in Summer 2024, potentially during June or July. 

Meanwhile, with the confirmation that Ballerina takes place between Chapter 3 and Chapter 4 and will feature John Wick's return, it's been proven that Reeves' iconic character can't escape fighting.

John Wick: Chapter 4 is playing in theaters worldwide.

- About The Author: Aeron Mer Eclarinal
Aeron is a news/features writer and Content Lead for The Direct who has been working for the site since March 2020. From writing about the inter-connectivity of the Marvel Cinematic Universe to having an extended knowledge about DC TV's Arrowverse, Aeron's expertise has since expanded into the realm of reality TV, K-drama, animated, and live-action shows from Netflix,  Disney+, Prime Video, MGM+, Peacock, Paramount+, and Max. When he isn't writing and watching all things MCU, Aeron is heavily invested with the NBA (go Celtics!) and occasionally watches thrilling matches in the WWE.