There is a bad news for Matrix lovers as Warner Bros. announced that the projected release date of The Matrix 4 has been postponed to Spring of 2022. The new release date came alongside a slew of rescheduling announcements from the studio, as it’s still unclear when exactly movie theaters will fully reopen for business.
The sequel of Keanu Reeves’ sci-fi movie has been delayed for the same reason and will now hit the screens in 2022.
Earlier Matrix 4 was scheduled to hit the screens on May 21, 2021, however, keeping in mind its delayed shooting, the studio considered pushing it forward to next year. Reeves and Carrie – Anne Moss’ new collaboration will now release on April 1, 2022. Interestingly, Marvel has Doctor Strange: Multiverse of Madness releasing a week before that on March 25. Will this ‘sort of clash’ affect their box office releases? We don’t know but the fight will be worth waiting for.
Meanwhile, the crew of Matrix 4 is slated to resume their shooting from next month after the cast had earlier signed a six-week extension contract. Keanu also had John Wick: Chapter 4 releasing on the same date as Matrix 4 but obviously you don’t expect it to retain its original slot. Considering Reeves will wrap Matrix first and then start working on his action franchise sequel, the John Wick sequel will also get delayed by a year. And if you’re lucky, it may release in 2022 else it could be 2023.
Speaking of other releases, Gal Gadot’s Wonder Woman sequel has also been pushed to October from its August release and Godzilla vs. Kong will no longer release in November 2020.