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Keanu Reeves and Carrie-Anne Moss are spotted in the latest set videos from The Matrix 4. The long-awaited sequel is currently shooting in the San Francisco area and residents have been getting a pretty good behind-the-scenes peek into the production. Luckily, these residents have been sharing their experiences on social media. Over the weekend, we were treated to some pretty intense stunt footage as two performers leapt from a building while attached to wires. This took place during the day, so a lot of people working in office buildings were able to watch and capture the stunt.
Now, we have some footage of Keanu Reeves and Carrie-Anne Moss in The Matrix 4 as they ride a motorcycle through San Francisco. The scene takes place at night and the two actors area riding through some pretty dense fog. As for what's going on in the scene, that is unclear since the video is taken out of context. Reeves is sporting the longer hair with a beard, which has been teased in previous videos from the set.
Since The Matrix 4 is shooting in a busy city, there are a number of different angles of the aforementioned motorcycle scene. Carrie-Anne Moss is behind the wheel, while Keanu Reeves is on the back and they're attached to a truck that speeds them along. People on the street can be heard cheering at certain sections, but other than that, there's not a whole lot going on. The locals are probably a little upset about street closures and traffic delays, but they do get to see Reeves and Anne-Moss performing stunts in their neighborhoods, so that has to be fun on some level.
So far, it looks like The Matrix 4 will give fans more of what they have come to expect with the franchise in terms of stunts and action. The practical stunts will more than likely be aided with the use of some substantial CGI, but it's always rooted in practical stunts first, which gives the franchise its own feel. As for the story, it's unclear what's going on since we don't have any official information. Keanu Reeves has praised the script for taking chances, but that's not really a whole lot to go from at this point in time.The Matrix 4 started shooting in San Francisco earlier this month. The upcoming sequel will also head to Chicago and Germany, which is scheduled to take place later this year. In addition to Keanu Reeves and Carrie-Anne Moss, the movie also stars Jada Pinkett Smith, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Neil Patrick Harris, Jessica Henwick, and Jonathan Groff. Lana Wachowski is back behind the camera for the project and can also be spotted in some of the set images and video, which you can check out below, thanks to the Keanu Reeves 2034 Twitter account.
The #MATRIX4 is still on going here in San Francisco.15/16-2020.thanks for your love and support fans.keanu Reeves xx pic.twitter.com/DSBEGYY4yp— official keanu.Reeves @keanureeves2034 February 16, 2020
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Jonathan Groff, who stars in the Netflix series Mindhunter and voices the character of Kristoff in Disney’s Frozen films, is the latest actor to plug in to the newest Matrix sequel.
Groff has reportedly signed on to appear in Lana Wachowski‘s The Matrix 4, joining a cast that already includes returning veterans Keanu Reeves, Carrie-Anne Moss, and Jada Pinkett-Smith as well as franchise newcomers Neil Patrick Harris How I Met Your Mother, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II Aquaman, Watchmen and Jessica Henwick Game of Thrones, Iron Fist. Welcome to the desert of the real, Mr. Groff.
According to Collider, Groff has already signed on to The Matrix 4, although his role is still being kept a secret at this time. With his musical theater background, Groff seems like a perfect fit for a peppy Disney animation character, but he’s also proven he can handle subtler, quieter, darker material as the lead in Mindhunter, David Fincher’s serial killer drama on Netflix. I’m not sure if I’d fully buy him in full-on action star mode in a new Matrix movie, but I could easily see him inject a hint of personality into an otherwise straight-faced agent or as a friendly, affable part of the human resistance maybe akin to someone like Tank in the original film.
Collider points out that Lana Wachowski is committed to bringing together “a diverse, inclusive cast” in this sequel, and Groff marks the second openly gay actor in the project the other is Neil Patrick Harris. Despite developing the franchise together, Lana Wachowski is not working with her sister Lilly on this sequel – Lana will direct this one solo, while co-writing with Aleksander Hemon an actor on the Wachowskis’ Netflix series Sense8 and David Mitchell the author who wrote the ambitious novel Cloud Atlas, which Lana, Lilly, and German filmmaker Tom Tykwer adapted into an equally ambitious movie back in 2012. Original concept artists Geof Darrow and Steve Skroce are returning, but the franchise’s longtime cinematographer, Bill Pope, is not coming back. Instead, he’ll be replaced by Oscar winner John Toll, who won Oscars for his work on Legends of the Fall and Braveheart and who has worked closely with the Wachowskis for several years. He shot Cloud Atlas and Jupiter Ascending for them, along with every single episode of Sense8.
Production is slated to start in early 2020, so I expect this to make its way into theaters sometime in 2021.
It seems inevitable that we'll one day see Keanu Reeves in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, and for some fans, it would be amazing to see him portraying the MCU's version of Johnny Blaze's Ghost Rider Though some of Reeves' characters are certainly no less tough than Marvel's superheroes, the John Wick star has yet to appear in one of the major superhero movie franchises, but it hasn't been for a lack of trying. Last year, Marvel head Kevin Feige said there had been conversations with Reeves about bringing him into the universe one day, but Feige says they want to figure out 'the right way to do it.'
As the Johnny Blaze version of Ghost Rider has yet to appear in the MCU, there are many fans feeling taking on the role would be the perfect way to bring Reeves into the fold. Chatter over the possibility has since gotten the attention of digital artists like ultraraw26 on Instagram, who has gone ahead and created some interesting artwork imagining Reeves in the role. '[I don't care] what role he plays in the MCU, because whichever role that is, he will give one hell of a performance,' the artist notes in the caption. You can check out the artwork of Reeves as Ghost Rider for yourself below.
Those of us who've seen Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. series may have already realized there's a hurdle in bringing in Reeves as Ghost Rider for a new movie set in the MCU. On the small screen series, Gabriel Luna appeared as Robbie Reyes version of the anti-hero with plans from the studio to develop a solo series for the character on Hulu. As Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. is also set in the MCU, this means Reeves would have to play an alternate version of Ghost Rider, and although he'd be a different version, it still may confuse some fans to have two Ghost Riders in the MCU.. In any case, Hulu passed on the Ghost Rider series, leaving the future of the character in total limbo.
If Keanu Reeves doesn't have Ghost Rider on the table, then who else could he play in the MCU? Many characters have been suggested for him by Marvel fans, including Silver Surfer, Mr. Sinister, Moon Knight, Namor, and even Wolverine. Though we'll have to wait to see if and when Reeves will finally join the MCU and who he will play, there's still plenty else to look forward to for fans of the actor. He can soon be seen in the anticipated sequel Bill & Ted Face the Music and will reprise two other beloved roles in the upcoming sequels The Matrix 4 and John Wick 4.
Most of us remember when Nicolas Cage played Johnny Blaze in the 2007 Ghost Rider movie adaptation, a role which he reprised in the 2011 sequel Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance. Those movies were fun enough, but it seems like it's about time to bring Johnny Blaze back to theaters with an all-new Ghost Rider movie, whether it's Luna or Reeves in the titular role. If not the latter, we'll hopefully see him appear in the MCU soon enough. The digital artwork shown above comes to us from...
As production delays continue to affect the movie business, many high profile 2021 titles are likely to have their release dates pushed back. This includes two of next year's most anticipated blockbusters, The Batman and The Matrix 4. There are also plenty of other issues that are cropping up as a result of the production delays brought on by the current situation the world finds itself in. With that, Hollywood will be in problem-solving mode for the foreseeable future.
A new report was recently released that details some of the issues that have resulted from the delays. The Batman, The Matrix 4 and other major blockbusters, such as Netflix's Red Notice, Dwayne Johnson's latest, had to pause filming in the interest of public health. Originally, production was paused for two weeks by Warner Bros., but now it's expected that many of these productions won't see people going back to work until late April or even May. That could make it challenging for these movies to meet their previously scheduled release dates.
The Batman, which stars Robert Pattinson as our new Caped Crusader, is currently slated to arrive on June 25, 2021. Director Matt Reeves had been shooting for weeks in London already when production first shut down. The Matrix 4, meanwhile, which brings back both Keanu Reeves and Carrie-Anne Moss, is set to arrive on May 21, 2021, as it stands. If it gets delayed, that will cancel the Reeves vs Reeves matchup we had going on at the box office next year, as John Wick 4 was also scheduled to come out that same day. Unfortunately, that fascinating showdown seems highly unlikely at this point.
These are just a few examples. Other massive franchise entries such as Jurassic World: Dominion and Marvel's Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings have also had to hit the pause button. Another issue that has come up is scheduling with actors. Other projects that are slated to begin filming later this year also have actors that are committed to some of these delayed projects. Scheduling is going to become a major problem moving forward, once things return to some semblance of normalcy. When that is will depend largely on when local and federal governments deem it safe for people to begin gathering in large groups again.
The silver lining is that studios could easily fill these release dates with other delayed movies. No Time to Die and F9 have already locked in new dates after being pushed back, but A Quiet Place: Part II, Mulan, The New Mutants, Black Widow and Minions 2, amongst others, will be looking for a new date on the calendar. Assuming movies like The Batman and The Matrix 4 do have to move, those dates could prove to fertile ground for one of the other previously delayed movies that were supposed to come out this year. We'll be sure to keep you posted as the situation develops. This news comes to us via Variety.