Back in 1999, The Matrix first exploded onto our movie screens. In the sci-fi action hit, we all followed Keanu Reeves on a mind-bending journey through reality that made us question everything we ever thought we knew. The franchise has since become a cult institution, and the Matrix has become a pop reference for a “glitch in reality,” or a mind-blowing situation that we will never fully understand.
So, in another case of “life imitating art,” fans were equally as mind-blown when they learned that two Keanu Reeves movies will premier on the exact same day. Not only will the much-anticipated The Matrix 4 hit our screens, but Keanu Reeves’ indie action flick, John Wick 4 will too. Understandably the internet went into melt-down and May 21st 2021 has been officially declared as “Keanu Day.” So let’s unravel everything we know so far.
What We Know About The Matrix 4
Twenty years after the installment of The Matrix first aired, fans went into overdrive when they heard that the fourth spin-off in the blockbusting franchise will debut in 2021. So, what we do know so far is that, thankfully, Keanu Reeves and his co-star Carrie-Anne Moss will return to our screens to reprise their roles as Trinity and Neo.
Fans can breathe another big sigh of relief as other familiar members of the cast will be returning, including Jada Pinkett as Niobe. We can also expect to see some new faces including Aquaman star Yahya Abdul-Mateen, Jessica Henwick, and Neil Patrick Harris.
The details still remain shrouded in mystery at this point. However, co-creator Lana Wachowski confirmed, “Many of the ideas Lilly and I explored 20 years ago about our reality are even more relevant now. I’m very happy to have these characters back in my life for another chance to work with my brilliant friends.”
What We Know About John Wick 4
Fans were equally as thrilled to hear that the fourth installment of the assassin-centric action franchise, John Wick will return to our screens too. The studio imparted the news via text, which said, “You have served. You will be of service. John Wick: Chapter 4 is coming — May 21, 2021.” Of course, the finer details about the cast and plot still remain cloaked in mystery at this point too.
The stuntman-turned-director Chad Stahleski behind the franchise did offer a cryptic message for fans. He said that although the third installment ended “with a big nod to future franchise possibilities,” fans should think about “where he’s been, where he’s going, and what can come next.” What we can conclude is that viewers should be in for a thrilling ride.
Keanu Reeves Day
Hollywood legend and philanthropist, Keanu Reeves, has now cemented his fame as one of the most beloved stars of all time and has won many superfans. So, after the internet heard the news that both his much-anticipated movie sequels will hit cinemas on the exact same day, his fans were quick to propose a national holiday.
As the internet went into meltdown, some were quick to start a petition on Change.org to make the national holiday a real thing. Hardcore fans have also taken it to the next level and believe that there might just be too much Keanu for one day. Due to this “glitch in reality,” the world might implode. But, we can never have too much Keanu Reeves on our movie screens. So in the meantime, we’ll all just have to book the day off on May 21st, until “Keanu Day” becomes a real thing!