Keanu Reeves will serve as an executive producer on a John Wick female-led spinoff called Ballerina and we’re ridiculously excited.
With the success of John Wick 3 – earning $323 million (£292 million) worldwide – Lionsgate has decided to move forward on the movie that will centre on a female assassin. We don’t know much about Keanu’s screen involvement, but if he’s in the movie, we hope he serves as a mentor. Ballerina was written by John Wick 3 – Parabellum writer Shay Hattan so we have no doubt that the movie will be just as action-packed. As it is still early days, there is no word on who will be playing the lead role. Lionsgate’s box office success made the film the highest-grossing home entertainment title for the company in five whole years. How typical of Keanu to come in and make everything he touches turn to gold.
John Wick 4 is already scheduled to be in cinemas in 2021 but there isn’t much detail on the storyline just yet. Director Chad Stahelski told IndieWire: ‘John may survive all this s***, but at the end of it, there’s no happy ending. He’s got nowhere to go. ‘How do you f***ing want me to end it? Do you think he’s going to ride off into the f***ing sunset? He’s killed 300 f***ing people and he’s just going to [walk away], everything’s okay? ‘He’s f***ed for the rest of his life. It’s just a matter of time.’ Meanwhile, Keanu is totally unaware of how infatuated with him the entire world is. His Bill & Ted: Face the Music co-star Samara Weaving, 27, has revealed the 55-year-old is truly unaware of the so-called Keanussance that emerged around the release of John Wick 3 and Toy Story 4 this year.
With it came a hoard of newfound admirers as more and more tales of Keanu’s legendary nature and anti-Hollywood attitude sprung up. Asked by Metro.co.uk as to whether Keanu really is as genuine as he seemed, Samara was quick to confirm. She said: ‘He’s so kind and generous and sweet, he’s fantastic.’