AceShowbiz - Warner Bros. Studios has just announced release dates for two of its next biggest projects, the new "Matrix" movie and "The Flash" (also known as "Flashpoint"). The fourth installment of the Wachowskis-created sci-fi film franchise is slated to arrive on May 21, 2021, while the superhero film starring Ezra Miller as the DC Comics speedster is set to bow on July 1, 2022.
In a strange twist, the untitled "Matrix" sequel, which has Keanu Reeves attached to reprise his role as Neo, is now set to go against "John Wick: Chapter 4", which also stars the actor in a lead role. It's unclear if Warner Bros. is aware of this or not, but neither of the studio has moved the release date of the movies so far.
Meanwhile, fans are not the least concerned about the potential tough competition faced by both "The Matrix 4" and "John Wick 4" should they be released on the same day. They have expressed their excitement at the same release date for the two movies, declaring it "Keanu Reeves Day".
"So we're just gonna rename May 21st to Keanu Reeves day, yeah?" one reacted on Twitter. Another added, "Thank you cinematic gods for blessing us with Keanu Reeves day!!" Someone else remarked, "To my Movie lovers , May 21st 2021 is going to be a big deal. Keanu Reeves' 'Matrix 4' and 'John Wick 4' are scheduled to drop on the same day."
A movie lover has even planned to call in sick on that date. "May 21st, 2019 may be the day I'll call in sick at work for obvious reasons. My boss and me will probably run into each other in the movie theater anyways," the said fan shared.
Another similarly planned to watch both movies on the same day, "the matrix and john wick are releasing the same day??? ill be in the movie theater for like 4 hrs then just looking at my mans keanu reeves, i think that my life will have peaked."
In related news, the date given to "Matrix 4" was previously occupied by "Akira", the manga adaptation that has Taika Waititi attached to direct. The movie is now removed from the studio's schedule after the filmmaker signed on to direct "Thor: Love and Thunder" last July.
The new "Matrix" movie will also bring back Carrie-Anne Moss as Trinity, and Jada Pinkett Smith as Niobe. Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Jessica Henwick and Neil Patrick Harris have additionally been cast for the movie.