Keanu Reeves' long-awaited The Matrix 4 to release alongside his John Wick: Chapter 4 on 21 May, 2021

FP Staff

Dec 12, 2019 12:20:30 IST

The Matrix 4 has landed a release date and the much-awaited sequel in the popular sci-fi action franchise will hit the screens on 21 May, 2021, the studio Warner Bros has announced.

Interestingly, the untitled film will lock horns with Lionsgate's John Wick: Chapter 4, with both projects starring Keanu Reeves.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, it was Akira, the manga adaptation that is Taika Waititi attached to direct, that was supposed to be released on the date now taken up by the Matrix film. Akira was put on hold in July when Waititi signed on to helm a fourth Thor film for Marvel Studios.

 Keanu Reeves long-awaited The Matrix 4 to release alongside his John Wick: Chapter 4 on 21 May, 2021

Keanu Reeves will reprise his role as Neo in The Matrix 4. Image via Twitter

The Matrix 4 will see series stars Reeves and Carrie-Anne Moss, reprise their roles as Neo and Trinity. Jada Pinkett Smith is also set to return as Niobe. Lana Wachowski, one half of the Wachowskis who directed all the three films in the sci-fi action franchise with sister Lilly, will write and helm the new project.

Aleksandar Hemon and David Mitchell have co-written the script with Wachowski, who is also attached to produce with Grant Hill. Previously announced cast members also include Aquaman star Yahya Abdul-Mateen, Jessica Henwick and Neil Patrick Harris.

Meanwhile, Ezra Miller's standalone film based on The Flash will hit cinemas on 1 July, 2020, reports Collider. Miller made his debut as the character in Zack Snyder‘s Batman vs Superman: Dawn of Justice, following which he reprise his role in Justice League.

(With inputs from Press Trust of India)

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Updated Date: Dec 12, 2019 12:20:30 IST