A few of us could possibly be watching a Keanu Reeves double function this weekend if not for the pandemic delaying the simultaneous premieres of John Wick 4 and The Matrix 4. Again in 2019, which admittedly looks as if such a very long time in the past at this level, John Wick 4 was given a Could 21, 2021 launch date months after John Wick 3 was launched. Quickly after, Warner Bros. set The Matrix 4 to premiere on the exact same day, pitting two anticipated Keanu motion pictures face to face.
It will have been attention-grabbing to see how these motion pictures would have carried out premiering against one another, however there would undoubtedly be many followers opting to see each motion pictures this weekend. For higher or for worse, it simply wasn’t meant to be, as John Wick 4 was formally delayed by virtually a full 12 months to Could 27, 2022, simply months after the pandemic. The Matrix 4 would comply with swimsuit by getting postponed to April 1, 2022, although it has since been moved as much as Dec. 22, 2021.
After serving as a author for all three earlier installments, John Wick creator Derek Kolstad wasn’t introduced again to pen John Wick 4. The brand new sequel will as a substitute be written by Michael Finch, and nothing has been revealed concerning the story. In March, Kolstad defined in an interview with Collider that it wasn’t his determination to go away the franchise, however Warner Bros. had really fired him. Even so, he needs the challenge nicely for the sake of everybody else concerned.
“I am really not concerned in 4 and 5,” Kolstad mentioned, referring to experiences of John Wick 5 capturing back-to-back with John Wick 4. “At a sure stage the studio will inform you, your creation is graduated, and you would like it nicely. I am nonetheless shut with Chad (Stahelski), nonetheless shut with David (Leitch), and I do not know what is going on to occur, however I am excited to see.”
Kolstad added: “Seeing what the trade is and the way issues go, I simply imagine that you simply bless all the pieces and hope all of it one of the best, and to the gamers concerned who’re doing different issues elsewhere. And yeah, it is private, so I am by no means going to speak sh*t about John Wick. I would like this factor to outlive and thrive.”
As for The Matrix 4, what we all know is that Keanu Reeves will reprise the function of Neo alongside different returning stars Carrie-Anne Moss as Trinity, Jada Pinkett Smith as Niobe, Lambert Wilson as The Merovingian, and Daniel Bernhardt as Agent Johnson. Newcomers to the sequence embrace Priyanka Chopra, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Neil Patrick Harris, Jessica Henwick, and Jonathan Groff. Lana Wachowski directs utilizing a screenplay co-written with David Mitchell and Aleksander Hemon.
The Matrix 4 can even be concurrently streaming on HBO Max for a month ranging from the date of its theatrical premiere on Dec. 22, 2021. Followers will then have one other 5 months to anticipate Reeves’ subsequent motion film sequel, which additionally simply so occurs to be the fourth installment of a preferred franchise, with John Wick 4 releasing on Could 27, 2022. Catching both movies on the big screen as a part of a double function would have been the final word expertise for a Keanu Reeves fan, however we are able to solely think about what might have been.