It’s been a mystery until now, but Warner Bros. has finally revealed the release dates for two major movies; The Matrix 4 and The Flash. It seems that one day these properties will come back to the big screen of cinema, but don’t get too excited; it won’t be soon by any stretch. It seems we won’t be seeing The Flash until July 1st of 2022, and for the currently untitled fourth Matrix movie, we won’t be seeing that until May 21st of 2021, which is, oddly enough, the same day John Wick 4 hits the theaters. Does Keanu Reeves ever rest?
The Matrix 4 Trailer
As for why these movies are so far off, it’s debatable. The Flash had serious trouble getting started from the very beginning, with two directors being lost in 2017 over creative differences. The movie was supposed to come out in 2021, but then it got delayed, with another director leaving earlier this year. Right now, the director of ‘It’, Andy Muschietti, is set to take command, though that isn’t set in stone just yet.
The Matrix 4, on the other hand, has had almost no trouble at all. The first rumor we heard about it was back in 2017, where everyone was questioning whether or not the movie would be a reboot. In the end, it was revealed that it would actually be a sequel to the original trilogy, with Keanu Reeves returning to play as Neo.
Of course, we don’t really know what the sequel will be about all things considered, but we do already know many of the cast members that will be a part of the film, including Jonathan Groff, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Jessica Henwick, and Neil Patrick Harris. Lana Wachowski will also be returning to direct the film, which is good news for fans of the originals.
Of course, it’s possible that one or both of these movies could be delayed again, but considering that the Matrix movie has had pretty smooth sailing thus far, that seems pretty unlikely. As for The Flash, it could get delayed again, but if we’re lucky, that won’t happen. Either way, it’ll certainly be nice to see some of these franchises get good movies again, though we may be inclined to go back at watch the entire Matrix trilogy since it has been awhile and we might need a recap.