2019 has seen Keanu Reeves graduate from immortal cult action hero to his long-overdue status as the internet’s boyfriend. But it seems like that was just the opening act because a Keanu wave of epic proportions is going to hit us on May 21, 2021.
According to Variety, Warner Bros. has scheduled The Matrix 4 to open on May 21, 2021, which is actually sooner than we expected TBH. That’s not really a big deal as it’s a pretty common release date for most big blockbusters… except for the fact that John Wick 4 is also scheduled for release on that exact same day.
So not only will we get a double-dose of Keanu Reeves on May 21, 2021, we’re going to see an epic showdown between John Wick and Neo (albeit in a bit of a roundabout way) at the expense of the long-gestating Flash movie (which is now set for a July 1, 2022 release) and Taika Waititi’s live-action Akira film (which got knocked off the release schedule altogether via a pencil to the head).
But as wildly fitting and epic as a John Wick 4 and The Matrix 4 showdown would be, don’t have that set in stone just yet. Studios have a habit of setting release dates for its films well ahead of time and it’s likely one of these movies will eventually move because it benefits no one to have John Wick and Neo eating into each other’s box office profits.
But let’s jump the gun anyway and deem May 21 to be known as ‘Keanu Reeves-mas’ from henceforth because the impact John Wick and Neo going head-to-head on that date will be felt among the Keanu Reeves fandom for generations to come.
And if John Wick 4 and/or The Matrix 4 do end up cancelling on that May 21, 2021 date, well it’ll still be special for no other reason than to celebrate Keanu Reeves because it’s what he deserves.
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