The release date for The Matrix 4 has been postponed with a whole year to April 1, 2022, due to the coronavirus.
Based on reports, production on the Keanu Reeves-headed film is on hold indefinitely as the industry and the world struggles the COVID-19 pandemic. Work on The Matrix 4 was on pause because mid-March, with preceding filming taking place in San Francisco and Berlin.
The next episode in The Matrix franchise was initially scheduled to hit theatres on the same day as John Wick 4 – May 21, 2021 – to get a Keanu-filled weekend.
The news follows the delay of two additional Warner Bros.. titles. Christopher Nolan’s TENET is now premiering July 31, 2020, while Wonder Woman 1984 is scheduled for an October 2, 2020 release.
In a recent interview, Reeves revealed the motive for his return as, “Lana Wachowski wrote a gorgeous script and a wonderful story that resonated with me.” He added, “That is the only reason to perform it. Working with her is just amazing. It has been extraordinary, and the story has, I believe, some meaningful things to say, and that we’re able to take some nutrition from.”