Hollywood star Keanu Reeves is expected to appear as John Wick in Ana de Armas starrer film ‘Ballerina’, a female-centric spinoff in the popular action franchise.

According to Variety, Ana de Armas plays a teenage female assassin in ‘Ballerina’ who wants vengeance on those who murdered her family. Producer Basil Iwanyk called McShane’s role “pivotal,” although he did not reveal any other story information. If Reeves’ deal goes through, it’s unclear how he’ll fit into the narrative.

“We’re thrilled to have Ian McShane joining us for a pivotal role in ‘Ballerina,” Iwanyk said as quoted by Variety.

“He’s been an integral part of the franchise since the original John Wick. It’s been fun to have him on this journey as the Wick universe expands.”

Len Wiseman is helming the film ‘Ballerina,’ which was written by Shay Hatten. Producers include Erica Lee and Chad Stahelski in addition to Iwanyk. For Lionsgate, the project is being managed by Brady Fujikawa and Chelsea Kujawa.

Reeves and McShane will make a comeback in ‘John Wick: Chapter 4,’ which is scheduled to hit theatres on 24 March, 2023, to kick ass and call names before ‘Ballerina’ twirls on the big screen. Commercial success can be attributed to the action-packed vengeance franchise’s first three films, which have amassed $587 million in worldwide sales.