Warner Bros. is taking the last hours of the business week to rearrange around its release plan for various major up and coming projects, starting with Tenet and Wonder Woman 1984 and now has affirmed that The Matrix 4 will be moving from its planned May 21, 2021 release to April 1, 2022, while Godzilla vs. Kong will take over its spot, as indicated by Deadline.
Notwithstanding postponing the fourth installment in the fan-most loved Wachowski-helmed franchise and Legendary’s MonsterVerse, Warner Bros. has additionally decided to pull Robert Zemeckis’ adaptation of Roald Dahl’s The Witches from its October 9 and has decided to defer Tom & Jerry to March 5, 2021, from its original Christmas release date. With Tenet moving to the end of July and Wonder Woman leaving August, STX Films has elected to move the Gerard Butler-led actioner Greenland from its original July 31 release to August 14.
The epic activity experience Godzilla vs Kong will pit two of the best icons in movie history against each other — the fearsome Godzilla and the mighty Kong — with humanity trapped to be balanced.
The film stars Alexander Skarsgård (Big Little Lies, The Little Drummer Girl), Millie Bobby Brown (Stranger Things), Rebecca Hall (Christine, Professor Marston, and the Wonder Women), Brian Tyree Henry (Atlanta, Widows), Shun Oguri (Gintama), Eiza González (Baby Driver), Jessica Henwick (Iron Fist), and Julian Dennison (Deadpool 2). Likewise featuring in the highly-anticipated film is Kyle Chandler (The Wolf of Wall Street, Manchester by the Sea) and Demián Bichir (The Nun, The Hateful Eight).
The fourth installment in Warner Bros.’ Pictures and Legendary’s Monsterverse is coordinated by Adam Wingard from a script composed by Oscar nominee Terry Rossio (Pirates of the Caribbean, Deja Vu, Shrek). The film is being created by Mary Parent, Alex Garcia, Eric McLeod, and Brian Rogers, with Kenji Okuhira, Yoshimitsu Banno, Jon Jashni and Thomas Tull serving as executive producers. Jay Ashenfelter, Jen Conroy, and Tamara Kent are co-producers.
The latest film in Legendary’s MonsterVerse, Godzilla: King of the Monsters, hit theaters the previous summer. It finished with Godzilla taking his legitimate spot as the leader everything being equal. Tragically, the film was a financial frustration, netting just $385.9 million against a budget evaluated to be as high as $200 million.
Godzilla vs. Kong is scheduled to release on May 21, 2021.
Lana Wachowski co-wrote the script for The Matrix 4 with Aleksander Hemon and David Mitchell and will coordinate the film also. Academy-Award winning cinematographer John Toll (Legends of the Fall, Braveheart) will shoot the highly-anticipated sequel, succeeding Bill Pope who was the cinematographer for The Matrix trilogy.
Plot subtleties on the fourth live-action film in The Matrix franchise haven’t been uncovered, and given the ending of 2003’s The Matrix Revolutions, it is not a clear cut answer.
Not long ago we inquired as to whether they were keen on more movies in the series, with 69% of those voting saying “Yes!” In a secondary poll, 58% said they wanted to see a continuation of the series. It would appear that they’ll be getting what they wanted!
The three past movies—The Matrix (1999), The Matrix Reloaded (2003) and The Matrix Revolutions (2003)— have earned more than $1.6 billion at the global box office and were all top-10 domestic hits in their respective years of release. The Matrix Revolutions was likewise the first film ever to release all the while in each significant nation at that hour around the globe.
The Matrix 4 is scheduled for an April 1, 2022 release.