Another fan favorite from the John Wick franchise has been confirmed to be returning in The Ballerina, the first spin-off of the hugely popular action film series. Lance Reddick, who has appeared in all three John Wick films and the upcoming John Wick: Chapter 4, has been announced to return as the ballerina. Reddick will play the role of his Charon, the concierge at The Continental Hotel and one of his most beloved characters in the franchise.
“Karon is an integral part of the world of Wick. It’s great to know that Lance will continue to have an impact on this franchise,” said producer Erica Lee of Reddick’s return to film.
Reddick recently appeared in the seventh and final season of the Bosch series, Netflix’s short-lived Resident Evil reboot series, and the streamer’s Farzar animated series.
In recent years, the veteran actor and star of Oz He has also appeared in films like Sylvie’s Love, One Night in Miami, and Godzilla vs. Kong. In addition to reprising his role as ballerina Karon, Reddick will also appear in the upcoming remake.
It was recently reported that Anjelica Huston was reprising her role of Parabellum in John Wick: Chapter 3 – Ballerina, so Reddick decided to return to the franchise. Ian McShane is also reportedly returning to play Winston, and Keanu Reeves is rumored to be returning as John Wick. Of course, the film’s cast is led by Ana de Armas, who is making her franchise debut.
Ballerina is directed by Len Wiseman and written by Shay Hutten. Produced by Basil Iwanyk, Erica Lee and Chad Stahelski. Brady Fujikawa and Chelsea Kujawa are overseeing the Lionsgate project.
The franchise continues to do well, with other John Wick sequels and another spin-off in active development. John Wick: Chapter 4 will continue to see Reeves increase his body count to dozens, and there are also plans to make a fifth film.
Originally, John Wick 5 was supposed to be filmed in tandem with the fourth film, but the pandemic changed that. Meanwhile, Peacock is also working on a series of movie prequels called “The Continental.” Mel Gibson also stars, following Colin Woodell as the young Winston played by Ian McShane in the film.
John Wick: Chapter 4 Release Date
Ballerina is in production in Prague, but there is no release date for the film yet. Continental hasn’t set a premiere date, but it’s expected to arrive in 2023. As for John Wick: Chapter 4, after several delays, the film will hit theaters on March 24, 2023.