If you think your year’s ending terribly, then you probably haven’t seen enough of Keanu Reeves. Also, if you don’t care about 2021 in 2020, then there’s enough of Keanu Reeves to fix that for you.
It appears that John Wick is about to have a showdown with Neo in the upcoming year, and Warner Bros is to blame. Turns out the entertainment inc. has tweaked release dates for Matrix 4 and John Wick chapter 4, putting them against each other on May 21, 2021, according to CNET.
However, it sounds like one of the greatest action franchise crossover events in history, and the irony lies in the fact that both the films will be starring Reeves – Just when we thought that the world couldn't get enough of Reeves in 2019, there's no reason to think the ardor for the actor will have faded by 2021.
IGN brought global attention to this ultimate box office battle royale in the smartest manner possible. It also knows exactly who the real winner of this fight will be.
“What will win at the box office: The Matrix 4 or John Wick: Chapter 4? Answer: Keanu Reeves, remarked the online poll boldly.”
Warner Bros dropped two big scheduling changes for their slate, they initially dated The Flash for July 1, 2022. The long-in-development DC Films flick, which will still apparently star Ezra Miller as Barry Allen, currently has helmer Andy Muschietti attached to direct, but little is known about the project that has bounced around in development hell since the initial, according to Forbes.
Following this, WB officially put the live-action adaptation of Akira on ice, meaning that Scarlett Johansson’s Ghost in the Shell didn’t die for nothing. But instead of Akira on that date, we’re getting the Lana Wachowski-directed Matrix sequel. Starring Reeves and Carrie Anne Moss, with a growing cast including Neil Patrick Harris, Jonathan Groff, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II and a returning Jada Pinkett Smith, we’re getting a fourth Matrix movie.
Sure, Warner Bros. and Lionsgate could split the marketing bill and essentially sell both movies concurrently as a kind of “maximum Keanu” event, but that’s a ridiculous pipe dream, estimated Forbes.
Nevertheless, mark your calendars and expect the upcoming year to feature endless hot takes on which movie reigns supreme and Reeves to flood your social media feeds.
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