The Matrix 4 And John Wick 4 Will Reportedly Drop On The Same Weekend
Mark your calendars: May 21, 2021 will forever go down in history as Keanu Reeves Day.
According to Entertainment Tonight, Warner Bros.' upcoming fourth Matrix film is set to hit theaters on May 21, 2021, which as many people instantly realised, is exactly the same day as the fourth film in the other defining series of the Keanu Reeves renaissance: John Wick.
Now whenever Keanu makes some kind of appearance in the public sphere, it's generall too much for most people to handle. Naturally then, the concept of two Keanu-led films dropping on the same day sent Twitter into a frenzy.
With JOHN WICK: CHAPTER 4 and THE MATRIX 4 sharing a release date, motion to make May 21, 2020 a national Keanu Reeves holiday. pic.twitter.com/bTvaM32Weo— Meagan Navarro (@HauntedMeg) 11 December 2019
Like I'm watching both so, it might be first time in history that a movie will tie with another movie opening day at the box office. @RegalMovies just run a promotion where you get a double feature with a intermission in between. #KeanuDay #mixerstreamer https://t.co/X7Mai2QRqS— youngchino (@youngch1no) 12 December 2019
Both John Wick 4 and The Matrix 4 are due to come out on May 21st, 2021. We should just make May 21st Keanu day from here out. pic.twitter.com/p7nGwBopLF— We Watched A Movie (@WeWatchedAMovie) 11 December 2019
How, after all, could we possibly handle the awesomeness of Keanu twice in the same weekend, in two different films?
Both films are shaping up to be among the biggest cinematic projects of 2019. Lana Wachowski, who along with her brother was responsible for the original Matrix trilogy, will apparently be directing the reboot, with Keanu, Jada Pinkett Smith, and Carrie-Anne Moss all reprising their leading roles from the original trilogy.
Neil Patrick Harris and Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, who played Black Manta in Aquaman, will also be joining the cast in leading roles.
John Wick 4 will also no doubt be a force to be reckoned with at the Box Office, as the third film famously toppled Avengers: Endgame (the highest-grossing film of the modern age) from its place at the top of the box office chart.
We assume Keanu is going to spend 2020 fairly quietly, perhaps spending many lazy days playing alongside his own character in Cyberpunk 2077. He's going to have to, as 2021 will undoubtedly be a massive year for him. Exactly three months after John Wick and The Matrix are set to release, Bill & Ted Face the Music will hit cinemas. That's a lot of press junkets.