The Matrix 4 and John Wick 4 will release on the same day in May 2021


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It was back in August when news arrived that Reeves and his original co-star Carrie-Anne Moss were returning for a fourth Matrix movie. It’s been over a decade and a half since the last entry in the franchise, in which Reeves’ character, Neo, dies at the end, so it’s unclear how he’s back for the next installment.

In addition to Reeves and Moss, other stars confirmed to be joining The Matrix 4 include Watchmen's Yahya Abdul Mateen II, Mindhunter's Jonathan Groff, Neil Patrick Harris, and Iron Fist's Jessica Henwick. Lana Wachowski returns as director, co-writer, and co-producer, though her co-creator sister Lilly isn’t involved in the project.

The Matrix 4 is taking the slot that had been occupied by Taika Waititi's live-action version of Manga classic Akira. Set to be produced by Leonardo DiCaprio, the adaptation has now been removed from Warner Bros. release calendar indefinitely. Variety reports that the movie had been allocated to receive a conditional $18.5 million tax credit for shooting in California.

Warner Bros. also announced that The Flash movie would open on July 1, 2022. It stars Ezra Miller reprising his role as Barry Allen and sees IT director Andy Muschetti behind the camera.

While there’s always a chance the dates could change by the time May 2021 arrives, it’ll be interesting to see which of Reeves’ competing movies fares better at the box office. Given the anticipation, it’s easy to imagine The Matrix 4 coming out on top. Either way, 2021 should be a good year for the actor.

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Uncle Al

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Hmmmmm ..... they need to have one heck of an impressive story line or The Matrix is going to turn into another StarWars lasting way too long ...... but here's hoping!


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Leave it to Hollywood to resurrect just about anything from any time. They're on a frenzy to bring back the 90s/00s for all the Millenials that may have missed them
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"Neo, dies at the end, so it’s unclear how he’s back for the next installment." He died in the real world but I would guess since he is Neo he pulled an Agent Smith and is alive in the Matrix. This movie will no doubt deal with the free humans having to use the Matrix they escaped and hate for some reason and they will find Neo in there who will help them. That's my guess.
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