'Matrix 4' and 'John Wick 4' are scheduled to be released on the same day
The upcoming fourth Matrix sequel, and the fourth movie in the John Wick franchise, both of which star Keanu Reeves, are due to come out the same day.
According to a recent report by Forbes magazine, Warner Bros have dropped the schedules for their planned movies, and the Lana Wachowski-directed Matrix sequel is coming out as the follow-up to John Wick: Parabellum. This means that, in the space of seven days, Keanu Reeves will be on our screens playing The One and the Baba Yaga at the same time.
Take a look at the trailer for John Wick 3 if you haven't seen it already:
The Forbes report also notes: "[The Matrix 4 is] on the same weekend where The Matrix Reloaded opened with a then-record $134 million Thurs-Sun debut, including a near-record $91 million Fri-Sun frame, before earning $279 million domestic and $742 million worldwide. It’s one of the best weekends of the year, as the opening weekend will be cushioned on the second frame by the Memorial Day holiday weekend."
Reeves isn't going to let his age stop him from being an action hero either. In a recent interview with GQ, Reeves stated: "[I'll go] As far as my legs can take me… As far as the audience wants to go."
He added: "[John Wick's] got this beautiful, tragic conundrum - these two selves… John wants to be free. But the only way he knows how is through John Wick. And John Wick keeps f*cking killing people and breaking rules. We're really watching a person fight for their life and their soul."
Have a gander at the trailer for the original Matrix too:
As if that wasn't enough, the creators of the John Wick franchise have announced that fans of the world's most dangerous assassin can also expect to see a TV spin-off and a John Wick videogame in the near future.