As Keanu Reeves gears up to reprise his roles as John Wick and Neo in Matrix, there are reports that it might be the last time that Reeves dons on these iconic characters.
Nothing is ever truly over in Hollywood. Especially not when those franchises have a cult-following and have continued to dominate pop-culture years after their release. And being Internet’s sweetheart definitely helps.
Keanu Reeves knows his characters are loved and that is probably the reason why not one but two of his cult-classic are making a comeback. Both John Wick and Matrix are planning to make a comeback with their fourth part and the fans all over the world could not be more excited.
- John Wick: The Assassin That Lives
- Matrix 4: The Rundown
But let’s hold off the excitement quotient for a while, shall we? Turns out, Neo and Wick won’t be feeling the welcome warmth after all.
John Wick: The Assassin That Lives
There is little doubt that Reeves will be reprising his role in John Wick 4 after the John Wick Chapter 3 did exceptionally well at the box office. John Wick Chapter 3 went on to dethrone Avengers: Endgame the very first week it release bringing in a whopping $57 Million in revenue.
But Reeves returning to the part of cold-blooded assassin who has counted more people than we can count in a single go is not coming back for a happy return. Chad Stahleski, the director of the franchise till now stated in an interview that a man like Wick himself who has killed hundreds of people can’t be expected to just ride off in to the sunset living happily ever after can he.
Well, that is exactly what we the internet community were expecting for the Internet’s boyfriend. But at least Reeves has made a promise of keep returning to play the physically challenging role till the fans want him to! And that we will always.
But, that is not all that is going to be challenging for Reeves.
Matrix 4: The Rundown
There is no doubt that Matrix will turn out to be quite the blockbuster as eager-eyed fans await it’s release.
Lana Wachowski is returning to direct, write and produce the 4th Matrix just like she did for the previous three Matrix. Wachowski led Matrix to reach a potential many people in the beginning didn’t believe it had. A whopping $1.6 Billion in revenue is surely a clear indication of that.
Keanu Reeves and Carrie-Ann Moss will be reprising their roles as Neo and Trinity and many sources are claiming that this movie will set off a tone to establish a new spin-off series without Reeves at all. Which can only mean one thing: Neo will die.
But this is where the plot thickens. No one knows exactly how Neo is going to die. We know that hoping Matrix ends in sunshine and rainbows is impractical and honestly would be totally absurd too. A dark premise as Matrix only deserves a realistic ending. And in this case realistic means: Dark.
Some discussions online have hinted that we might see Neo become the Anti-Hero and the Matrix creates their own version of Trinity thus forcing Neo to challenge and disrupt the Matrix itself.
Well, like we said nothing is ever truly over in Hollywood, is it? Till the fans demand Reeves to come back, he will. Unless he doesn’t want to and in that case you might want to prepare yourselves for a goodbye.
What do you think? Is it really time to say goodbye to John Wick and Matrix’s Neo?