‘John Wick’ Spinoff’ ‘Ballerina’ First Look Drops At Lionsgate’s CinemaCon Session; Keanu Reeves Appears In Clip

Flamethrowers, judo chops, Anjelica Huston, a Keanu Reeves cameo and ballet dancing are just some of the things you’ll see when Lionsgate drops the first trailer for Ballerina. Exhibitors got to see it first Wednesday at CinemaCon.

“You’re childhood was taken from you,” Huston’s matriarch-type tells Ana de Armas’ assassin, who is as fierce offstage as she is on.

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The movie directed by Len Wiseman and produced by Chad Stahelski raises the stakes and sets itself apart from the John Wick canon with all the beloved characters starring — including the late Lance Reddick’s Charon at the Continental and Ian McShane’s Winston.

“What a pleasure to see you again!” beams Winston as Ballerina steps out of the elevator.

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John Wick himself shows up to offer the Ballerina calming, nurturing advice. He does know the stress of rolling down stairs as we saw in John Wick 4 last year. This spinoff offers new action scenes through smashing glass and guys getting knifed from the crotch up like you’ve never seen before — all against snow-swept train scenes ala Doctor Zhivago.

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Lionsgate Motion Picture Chair Adam Fogelson emphasized this was indeed the first look of the film as there had been a lot of fake images released over the past two years.

Ballerina has a release date set for June 6, 2025.

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