Warner Bros has announced a handful of changes to it’s film release schedule, including giving The Matrix 4 a May 2021 slot, while moving others around.
It’s that time of year, as movie studios begin the release slate shuffle. Today, Warner Bros. has revealed some new release dates on a handful of titles. Perhaps most importantly (for me anyway), The Matrix 4, which will bring back Keanu Reeves and Carrie-Anne Moss, now has a release date!
The film, which has been doing several bits of casting lately as it prepares for production, is slated to hit theaters on May 21, 2021. The date had been previously held by Akira, but with director Taita Waititi off the project now, the film itself has been completely cleared off the calendar.
Interesting enough, this release date for The Matrix 4 is also the same date currently occupied by John Wick: Chapter 4. Chances are, we won’t see two films starring Keanu being a badass open on the same weekend. I’m betting John Wick will get shuffled around, but we’ll have to wait and see.
Two other films have been moved around as well, including The Flash. The Ezra Miller solo film (yes, he’s still set to star as the titular hero) has had all manner of problems getting off the ground, with multiple directors and release dates already. With Andy Muschietti (IT) set to direct and begin filming next year, I guess they’re ready to finally give it another release slot: July 1, 2022.
Meanwhile, the upcoming Mortal Kombat reboot (which is already filming) has been moved FORWARD about six weeks from its previous March 2021 slot. Mortal Kombat will now arrive on January 15, 2021. I’m honestly not sure how to feel about this. January is typically a dead zone for movie releases, where things typically don’t do well at the box office because…well, they aren’t very good. Hopefully that’s not the case here as I’m dying for a good Mortal Kombat film.
Which of these movies are you most looking forward to seeing on the big screen?