This year was a big one for Keanu Reeves, and it’s beginning to look like 2021 will be, too — or at least one weekend will be.
Warner Bros. has announced that “Matrix 4,” starring the 55-year-old actor, will be released on May 21, 2021.
And, “John Wick: Chapter 4” from Lionsgate, which also stars Reeves, will debut on the same day.
Fans are already preparing for a double feature and have proposed calling May 21, 2021 “Keanu Reeves Day.”
This year, Reeves appeared in “John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum,” “Always Be My Maybe,” “Toy Story 4” and “Between Two Ferns: The Movie.”
Matrix co-creator Lana Wachowski is directing the upcoming Matrix effort, which also stars Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Carrie-Anne Moss, Neil Patrick Harris and Jada Pinkett Smith.
Warner Bros also announced today it will release the long-gestating Flash movie on July 1, 2022.
The studio has also undated Akira, the manga adaptation that has Taika Waititi attached to direct but was put on hold in July when the filmmaker signed on to helm a fourth Thor film for Marvel Studios.
It previously was slated for the date now occupied by the Matrix movie.
Today’s announcement marks the latest release-date shuffle for The Flash, which has long-struggled in its development process.
Ezra Miller stars as the DC Comics speedster and made his first appearance in a cameo in 2016’s Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.
The studio had initially planned to get a solo outing ready for a 2018 release but creative challenges and musical chairs for the director’s seat kept pushing any start of production back.
And back again.
It filmmaker Andy Muschietti is on board as director now, with a shoot planned for next year.
Additionally, Warner Bros. has moved the release of its Mortal Kombat reboot up six weeks to Jan. 15, 2021, and has also dated an untitled project about political activist Fred Hampton for Aug. 21, 2020.