Tuesday Two: “Matrix 4” and “John Wick 4” coming to theaters on the same day in 2021

"John Wick 4" and "Matrix 4" movie posters

Keanu Reeves is about to have a most excellent adventure of summer with back-to-back movies set for May 21, 2021: “The Matrix 4” and “John Wick 4”.  

Released in 1999, The Matrix cemented Keanu Reeves as “the One” called Neo, who is chosen to save humanity from the machines.  A critical and box office blockbuster, The Matrix spawned back-to-back sequels with 2003’s The Matrix Reloaded and The Matrix Revolutions, where Neo made the ultimate sacrifice in the latter during his climatic battle with Agent Smith (Hugo Weaving) in the Matrix.  Now with Neo getting an upgrade in the fourth installment in the franchise, it remains unclear as to how he will be resurrected alongside Trinity (Carrie-Anne Moss), who also died in Revolutions.

As John Wick, Keanu was back on top in 2014 as the titular boogeyman who sought revenge against those who broke into his house, steal his car, killed his dog (it was a gift from his late wife), and left him for dead.  Like The MatrixJohn Wick earned rave reviews and strong word-of-mouth from fans.  The second chapter finds Wick in Rome, where he must be “that guy” once more in fulfilling a blood oath at the request of an old friend and associate.  The recent chapter finds Wick trying to get out of New York alive with a $14 million price on his head.  2017’s “Chapter Two” and this year’s “Chapter Three” were not only acclaimed by critics, but did even better than their predecessor at the box office.  

Hailed by fans as “Keanu Reeves Day”, May 21, 2021 will also help celebrate the 30th anniversary of Bill and Ted’s Bogus Journey, where Keanu and Alex Winter’s titular roles went up against the Grim Reaper (William Sadler) while trying to return to the land of the living and reclaim their rightful place in history by defeating their evil robotic doubles from the future.  Also making 30-year waves in 2021 is Point Break, the movie that made Keanu an action star in the role of Johnny Utah, an undercover FBI agent assigned to infiltrate a tight group of surfers led by the charismatic Bodhi (Patrick Swayze), the leader of bank robbers who are called the ex-Presidents.