Unfortunately, Keanu Reeves’ John Wick: Chapter 4 and Keanu Reeves’ Matrix 4 no longer scheduled to open the same day.
Lionsgate dropped a number of ridiculous new release dates yesterday. Because they did this while I was doing “dad’s work,” think of this as the “yesterday’s news today” post. Yes Before the war now scheduled for 21 August 2020, only a week after Wonder Woman 1984. And yes, as feared, Guards of Hitman’s Wives has been moved from 28 August 2020 to 21 August 2020. Meanwhile, Lionsgate does not have the courage to move Spiral: From the Book of Saw until 30 October 2020 and will instead schedule it for May 21, 2021 instead. To be fair, they put a new thriller Deon Taylor Fatale (starring Michael Ealy and Hillary Swank) that Halloween weekend, so it was a relative victory. Unfortunately, ever since Spiral now scheduled for next May, John Wick: Chapter 4 was moved to May 27, 2022.
The bad news is we now have to wait one more year for the next John Wick installment. The good news is, consider it also not delayed from the May 21, 2021 slot, Warner Bros. ‘ Matrix 4 no longer playing chicken with Lionsgate John Wick 4. Yes, Warner Bros. dropped the sequel directed by Lana Wachowki into the frame of the same pre-Memorial Day weekend that was occupied by John Wick 4. It makes sense for both franchises. Reloaded Matrix broke the record in 2003 with the debut of Fri-Sun $ 91 million / $ 134 million Kam-Sun on the main release date. John Wick: Chapter 3 opened with $ 56 million last May in the same frame before reaching $ 171 million domestically. Needless to say, we won’t really get the first two opening “Keanu Reeves” on the same day.
Idea about Matrix 4 and John Wick 4 opening on the same day is about possibility Batman v Superman open together with American civil war captain in May 2016. And since then Matrix 4 was in the middle of production when the coronavirus pandemic caused and halted production throughout the industry, temporarily John Wick 4 (best) In initial development, a sci-fi franchise will always be open before the franchise action. Of course, it’s always possible Warner Bros. has to delay Matrix 4 and move the big budget sequel to May 27, 2022 too. Or maybe Matrix 4 will stick to the summer slot of 2021 while Orion moves Bill and Ted Facing Music until May 21, 2021. Okay, now I’m just annoying just to amuse myself.
I will note that Lionsgate’s big release date randomly shuffles leaving Aneesh Chaganty Run undated, which is bad news for people who eagerly await the next film from the person who directs the dynamite Looking for, but don’t try. Heck, at this level the delay and rescheduling (bye bye Batman and Spider-Man 3), Matrix 4 might end up being one of the biggest films of the summer by default, along with Marvel Shang-Chi and the Ten Ring Legend, Lighting Waiter 2 and (if still a course) Universal Jurassic World: Dominion. But the great battle of Keanu Reeves vs Keanu Reeves will not take place, as far as has ever happened. We have to wait until 2022 until the next one John Wick film. Hopefully we still get Matrix movie next year.