It’s perhaps his two biggest franchises that people are most looking forward to though, with a shock sequel to The Matrix on the way and John Wick becoming one of the most successful film series of the 21st century, resulting in fans demanding, and receiving, another addition to the story.
We knew they were coming, obviously, John Wick 4 and The Matrix 4 both being announced earlier this year, but we couldn’t have anticipated both of them set to release on the 21st of May in 2021.
It’ll be a huge day for Reeves, who will see his biggest works come head-to-head, but it will presumably be a pretty lucrative one. John Wick 3 earned $326.7 million in the box office and while The Matrix Revolutions was released 16 years ago, it made $427.3 million, which is far less than the $739.4 million that The Matrix Reloaded, but still pretty impressive given that it came out in the same year.
Keanu Reeves and Carrie-Anne Moss are both reprising their iconic roles of Neo and Trinity, while they’re joined by a number of new faces, including Aquaman’s Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Mindhunter’s Jonathan Groff and Neil Patrick Harris, who is famously in everything.
Warner Bros. Picture Group’s chairperson Toby Emmerich also confirmed that Lana Wachowskis would be co-writing and directing, telling The Hollywood Reporter:
“Lana is a true visionary – a singular and original creative filmmaker – and we are thrilled that she is writing, directing and producing this new chapter in The Matrix universe.“
Lana herself added:
“Many of the ideas Lilly and I explored 20 years ago about our reality are even more relevant now. I’m very happy to have these characters back in my life and grateful for another chance to work with my brilliant friends.“
The Matrix trilogy is currently available on Now TV. Subscribers, I suggest you watch it now before the rights are bought by a competitor (something we’re all too used to by now).
We can’t confirm the official title for the fourth instalment of The Matrix, but one thing’s for certain; it won’t be called Matrix 4. Probably The Matrix Retribution or something.
We’ve got a lot to look forward to… in a year and a half.
Images via Summit Entertainment, Warner Bros.
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