John Wick 4 and Matrix 4 to Release on Same Day; Unofficially Keanu Reeves Day

Written by: Rachel Goodman – December 12th, 2019 2:46pm PT

2021 sounds like it’ll be the year of “fours.” Not only are we getting John Wick 4, but we’re also getting Matrix 4—on the same exact day! That’s a double dose of Keanu Reeves on May 21st, 2021.

Warner Brothers recently announced their release of Matrix 4 after Lionsgate had already set the date for John Wick 4 some time back. So, save the date. May 21st, 2021 brings a continuation to two different franchises starring Reeves, pitting Reeves against himself in the box office.

Talk about first world problems.

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At least Reeves will be able to assume, statistically speaking, he’ll be at the top of the box office that weekend. Either from one franchise or the other.

As We Watched A Movie tweeted on Twitter, “We should just make May 21st Keanu day from here out.”

After all, as some fans on Reddit are speculating, the immortal “Lord” Reeves has been around since the 1500’s and will continue making films into the 2070’s Cyberpunk 2077 style. Naturally, this seems completely legitimate.

Credit: Warner Bros.

On a more serious note, John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum released in June of 2019. We haven’t seen a Matrix movie since 2003’s The Matrix Revolutions, making the news of a fourth Matrix a bit bigger of a deal. Sorry, John Wick! Not to knock the John Wick franchise whatsoever—because those movies have a punch which makes them a classic in their own right. But for all of us who have been waiting sixteen years since the last Matrix, we’re beyond stoked.

Matrix 4 production begins February 2020 while John Wick 4 has already begun production.

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Until Keanu Reeves Day arrives in 2021, you can find Reeves in the upcoming movie Bill & Ted Face the Music (another long-awaited sequel), the voice of Johnny Silverhand in the Cyberpunk 2077 video game, and the voice of Sage in The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge on the Run.

This leaves us with the ultimate question. On May 21st, which pill will you take? The red… or the blue? Look for Matrix 4 and John Wick 4 in theaters in 2021!

About The Author:

Rachel Goodman is a Los Angeles based actress, host, and writer originally from a suburb of Philadelphia, PA. In college, Rachel wrote for the Penn State Abington Literary Review and was an editorialist for The Lion’s Roar and The Montgomery County Ticket.

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