The Matrix 4 and The Flash Get Release Dates
Now we know when two of Warner Bros. most hotly anticipated films will be hitting theaters. The Matrix 4, which just added Frozen II and Mindhunters star Jonathan Groff to the cast, will be premiering on May 21, 2021. Interestingly enough, this is the same release date for John Wick Chapter 4. Perhaps one will move up or back slightly so we’re not getting two major Keanu Reeves films on the same day (not that anyone would be complaining about that.)
As for The Flash, the long-gestating solo project for Ezra Miller’s speedy superhero, Warner Bros. has that film bowing on July 1, 2022. Andy Muschietti (It, It: Chapter Two) will direct, with Bumblebee scribe Christina Hodson writing the screenplay. The last time we saw Miller’s Barry Allen on screen was in Justice League when he teamed up with Batman (Ben Affleck), Wonder Woman (Gal Gadot), Aquaman (Jason Momoa), and Superman (Henry Cavill). Wonder Woman and Aquaman have gone on to have their own successful franchises now, and with Affleck hanging up the cape and cowl, Robert Pattinson is primed to take over in Matt Reeves The Batman. Now it finally looks as if Miller’s going to get his chance, and with Muschietti he’s got a great director at the helm.
Miller’s Barry Allen might be the fastest superhero in the world, but things have been moving quicker with The Matrix 4. Director Lana Wachowski’s return to the world she created with her sister Lily has been attracting talent left and right. Groff joins Neil Patrick Harris, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II (Watchmen and Aquaman), and original stars Reeves and Carrie-Anne Moss as Neo and Trinity, respectively. Wachowski is directing the film from a script she co-wrote with Aleksandar Hemon and David Mitchell. There have been rumors that Abdul-Mateen II might be playing the young Morpheus, embodied so memorably in the original trilogy by Laurence Fishburne, but we won’t know that for a while.
These are two very big movies for Warner Bros. and the fact they have official release dates now is certainly a good sign. We’ll let you know more when we do.
Featured image: Carrie-Anne, Moss Laurence Fishburne, and Keanu Reeves standing against brick wall in a scene from the film ‘The Matrix Reloaded’, 2003. (Photo by Warner Brothers/Getty Images)