Keanu Reeves' two upcoming massive movies, John Wick 4 and The Matrix 4, are releasing on the same day and fans are all for it!
What is better than one Keanu Reeves movie in a single day? Two Keanu Reeves movies! If all this goes as planned, then the fans will be able to go from one theatre to another when 'The Matrix 4' and 'John Wick 4' releases on the same day.
This is not exactly unprecedented when it comes to two movies starring the same actor, coming out on the same day. But it is rare when it comes to one of the most beloved actors, or should we say humans currently occupying this earth.
Keanu Reeves' two movies, John Wick 4 and The Matrx 4, are set to be released on the same day. Source: Showbiz Cheat Sheet
As it stands this moment, 'The Matrix 4' and 'John Wick 4' are placed on the same day, and the most likely thing to happen is one of the titles will move off the spot because both are R-rated, action movies starring a beloved actor and both movies show the potential of at least grossing $400 million at the box office.
The number for 'The Matrix 4' may be slightly higher than 'John Wick 4' just because of the nostalgia surrounding the whole thing and the cultural impact of the first movie, also the scale of 'The Matrix.' 'John Wick' will not be using a similar budget to the one 'The Matrix' will use just because one movie is less CG than the other, and most likely, 'The Matrix 4' will sport a $200 million budget.
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John Wick is a profitable franchise, but there is no need to put such a high amount of money in a project which is noted for being frugal and still getting amazing results. The sense of groundedness goes out of the window when directors and CG people need to blow boatloads of money. The whole point of John Wick is it is based on a hyper-reality version of our world, and there is no need for a $200 million budget.
'John Wick' and 'The Matrix' are two similar, yet different beasts, but the problem with releasing the movie together is there is an overlapping fanbase for the two films. It is not like releasing a romance movie and a sci-fi action thriller on the same day. Keanu Reeves fans will want to see both the movies.
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And if one film needs to be a gentleman and move off the spot, then it would be 'The Matrix 4.' The whole point of the movie being greenlit is because of the popularity of the actor through the 'John Wick' franchise and an amazing 2019 where he not only got his first billion-dollar grossing movie, but the internet’s boyfriend was also seen with a special lady friend for the first time in a long while.
It was a perfect storm of all things aligning at the same time resting in people realizing how much they loved Keanu Reeves. Warner Bros. saw the potential in reviving the dormant franchise because of Keanu’s popularity, and it was all started by the first 'John Wick' movie. Also, as soon as the third 'John Wick' movie was blowing up the box office and lighting it on fire, the fourth movie was greenlit.
The Matrix 4 was greenlit this year after the popularity of Keanu Reeves reached a fever pitch. Source: Film Side
So, 'John Wick' was the reason 'The Matrix 4' was given the go-ahead, and the assassin thriller was also the first one to claim the 21 May 2021 release date. Would we love to see both 'The Matrix' 4 and 'John Wick 4' on the same day? Off course! But in order for both movies to succeed at the highest of levels, one of the flicks must give way, and it should be 'The Matrix 4.'
But the announcement of both the films releasing on the same day made some people on Twitter really happy and declared 21 May 2021 as the National Keanu Reeves Day. Well, we can definitely get behind the idea of celebrating Keanu Reeves’ career with a double-action feature of two beloved franchises.
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