Keanu Reeves was everywhere in 2019. But the 2020 curse has made Keanussance vanish.
Reports suggest that action megastar Keanu Reeves is in Berlin, Germany currently shooting for the 4th instalment of the Matrix franchise. As the Verge said, his latest ‘Bill & Ted Face The Music’ is “the movie for the year we lost.” Despite the pandemic, a third in the Bill & Ted franchise released in select theatres and various streaming platforms like Amazon and Vudu among others. Keanu Reeves and Alex Winters reprised their roles to finally write the song that will save the universe. And as the world adjusts to a new normal, Reeves is back to playing Neo, The One.
Matrix 4 – A Love Story
In a recent interview with BBC The One Show, Keanu Reeves spoke about his return to sets in Berlin, the director and new direction for Matrix 4. “We’re out here trying to make some magic,” he told the hosts. Further talking about the starting point for Neo, whose end was uncertain at the end of the last movie, he admits situation looks ‘little dire for Neo’. He explained director Lana Wachowski’s vision saying, “We have a wonderful director, she has written a beautiful script that is a love story, and it is inspiring.”
Watch: Keanu Reeves Confirms ‘The Matrix 4’ Is In The Works| BBC The One Show
When asked about the story being a prequel to the prior movies, he exclaimed, “No, no. No going to the past,” emphasizing with his signature hand gestures.
It’s another version, a call to wake up and it has some great action. All will be revealed.Keanu Reeves on Matrix 4
In the last iteration, The Matrix Revolutions, we saw Neo sacrificing himself in order to defeat Agent Smith… a fitting end. However, there’s a lot of speculation around how he can resurrect from dead or if even he was dead at all. The Matrix 4 Neo resurrection theories range from Neo and Trinity being cached in the Matrix to a new Chosen One who happens to look like Neo to him following a Christ-like pattern of death-resurrection, death-transcend and now returning in part 4.
Along with Reeves, Carrie-Anne Moss is also reprising her role as Trinity whereas a younger Morpheus will be cast in Laurence Fishburne’s place.
John Wick Chapter 4, 5, 6, 7, 8…
Once Reeves finishes The Matrix, he’ll move on to join the sets of John Wick Chapter 4. Right after the success of John Wick Chapter 3 – Parabellum, Chapter 4 was announced. Recently, the actor admitted to OK Magazine that he’ll work the franchise as long as he can. Keanu Reeves’ words also echo the sentiment of director Chad Stahelski who is also willing to keep making John Wick movies. Reeves stated his plans to keep playing the character stating, “As far as my legs can take me. As far as the audience wants to go.”
Watch: Keanu Reeves And Chad Stahelski On ‘The Matrix’ ‘John Wick’ | Ayesha Saleem
While fans might never get enough of the dog loving John Wick franchise, it is to be noted that Reeves, who celebrated his 56th birthday recently, will be pushing 60 by the time John Wick 5 arrives. But who knows?! We might as well see him doing kick ass action roles at 80. Mr Reeves doesn’t seem to age anyway!
Whilst, we won’t see a Neo-Morpheus reunion in The Matrix, John Wick will give us enough of them in a different universe. Fishburne joins Reeves in Chapter 4 as Bowery King along with Jason Mantzoukas as Tick Tock Man. Actor Ian McShane and Lance Reddick will reprise their roles of Winston and Charon respectively.
Last but not the least, if you have been wondering what Keanu Reeves was up to during quarantine when there was nothing to shoot? Well, he told Parade about undertaking creative projects and long motorcycle rides with girlfriend Alexandra Grant. He has also been jamming privately with his band Dogstar playing the bass guitar. With his on-going shoot, Keanussance has hope again.
And oh, Reeves will be next seen in November gaming release Cyberpunk 2077 as Johnny Silverhand.