‘Ballerina’ Dances Into Summer 2025 As ‘The Crow’ Swoops Into John Wick Spinoff’s June 2024 Date

February 22, 2024

The release of Lionsgate's John Wick spinoff, Ballerina, featuring Ana de Armas, is being postponed by a year, shifting from June 7, 2024, to June 6, 2025. This adjustment coincides with Chad Stahelski, the mastermind behind the John Wick series, securing a new agreement with Lionsgate to oversee the entire franchise. Collaborating with Ballerina's director, Len Wiseman, Stahelski is actively contributing to the film's action sequences, aiming to elevate its intensity.

Fortunately, this delay doesn't leave a void in the entertainment calendar, as Rupert Sanders' reimagining of The Crow is set to take over Ballerina's original summer release date of June 7 this year. In this contemporary adaptation of James O'Barr's original graphic novel, Bill Skarsgård steps into the iconic role of The Crow. The story revolves around soulmates Eric Draven (Skarsgård) and Shelly Webster (FKA twigs), who are ruthlessly murdered when the demons from Shelly's dark past catch up with them. Presented with an opportunity to save his true love by sacrificing himself, Eric embarks on a journey of ruthless revenge against their killers, navigating the realms of the living and the dead to set things right. The cast also includes Danny Huston, Laura Birn, Sami Bouajila, and Jordan Bolger. The script, penned by Zach Baylin and Will Schneider, is based on the graphic novel. The Crow is produced by Victor Hadida, Molly Hassell, John Jencks, Samuel Hadida, and Edward R. Pressman.

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