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What The Announcement Of ‘Matrix 4’ Confirms About Keanu Reeves

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The Matrix series is getting a sequel, and Keanu Reeves will reprise his role as Neo aka The One.  Carrie-Anne Moss is back as Trinity. The first film in the franchise, ‘The Matrix,’ was released on March 31, 1999.  Twenty years later, many still consider it to be one of the best sci-films ever made. The Matrix franchise as a whole is one of the biggest hits of Keanu’s career.  Naturally, there is a lot of anticipation for ‘The Matrix 4.’  

On her Instagram, Carrie-Anne let her fans know how she feels about the upcoming sequel.     

Not much is known of the new installment other than the big names that are returning. Keanu Reeves, Carrie-Anne Moss, and Lana Wachowski are back.  Wachowski will write and direct the film. Lesser-known Geof Darrow, the original conceptual designer, is also back. That’s basically what we do know in a nutshell.

What we can be sure of, when we step back and look at the big picture, is this:

Keanu is undoubtedly The One in Hollywood… and beyond.  The man of the hour. He’s not only the talk of the town but also the internet and gaming community.  Can you think of another film star that has ever had this kind of broad appeal? Because I can’t think of anyone that comes even close.

Take his acting career alone.  While success in Tinseltown does not require someone to be a master thespian, few actors in its history have had his career longevity.  Keanu Reeves has continuously starred in top tier Hollywood movies despite various box office flops throughout the years. 

 

Marvel at Keanu

Keanu Reeves is perpetual star power personified.  Everyone in Hollywood wants to work with him.  Marvel Studios and Kevin Feige appear determined to find him a role in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.  Kevin Feige is quoted as saying:

We talk to him for almost every film we make.  We don’t know when, if, or ever he’ll join the MCU, but we very much want to figure out the right way to do it.

They talk to him for every single MCU film that is made!  It is rumored that Keanu Reeves is being sought for a part in The Eternals.  Negotiations may be going on right now. If you’d like to keep up to date on upcoming Marvel films you can follow @kevfeige

And, that may not be the only big-time Hollywood movie franchise that he might appear in.

Rule of The One  

Two there should be. No more, no less. One to embody power, the other to crave it.

Those are Darth Bane’s words.  According to Star Wars lore, Darth Bane created the Rule of Two.  The Rule of Two says that there can be only two Sith at one time, a master and an apprentice.  Where did Darth Bane get the inspiration for this rule? Darth Revan. 

Star Wars fans are campaigning for Keanu to play the Darth Revan character in the upcoming Rogue One prequel series.  Many people see him as the ideal person to play Revan. Darth Revan is considered to be one of the most famous names in the Star Wars universe. 

He was a young Jedi Knight that became a Sith when he came across a Sith Emperor during the Mandalorian Wars.  After this change of heart, Darth Revan was determined to conquer the Republic and re-establish a Sith Order. But, he was betrayed and almost killed by one of his followers. 

The attack caused complete memory loss.  He was given a brand new identity by the Jedi Council.  Darth Revan then battled his old followers, defeated them, and redeemed himself.  He attempted to assassinate the Sith Emperor but failed.

Darth Revan was then imprisoned and kept alive for three hundred years just so the Sith Emperor could feed on his strength.  During this long imprisonment, Darth Revan was able to telepathically lessen the Sith Emperor’s hate and stall his plans.  

The complexity of the character and his backstory are the reasons why so many fans want Keanu Reeves to play Revan.  There is an online petition by a fan to try to get Keanu the Darth Revan role.  Not surprisingly there is another, older petition for Keanu Reeves to be named Time Magazine’s Person of the Year for 2019.  At present, it has over 176,000 signatures. 

The series will be a trilogy, and the first film is scheduled for release on December 2022.  According to The Hollywood Reporter, Game of Thrones creators David Benioff and D.B. Weiss will write the first movie.

 

Catch You In 2020 Bill and Ted

Back in 1989, Keanu Reeves co-starred in Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure. In a blend of science fiction and comedy, two excellent (yet brain dead) dudes travel back in time to prepare a historical presentation.  Despite the movie’s many shortcomings, it went on to become a bonafide cult classic.

Its success spawned a 1991 sequel, Bill & Ted’s Bogus Journey.  The film also inspired a comic book series and a Saturday morning cartoon.  The success of the first film made Keanu Reeves a household name.  

Earlier this year, his co-star Alex Winter posted an announcement video for the movie on his Instagram.  Other than acting, he is also a producer. You can up to date with his work by following him @alxwinter.

 

Bill & Ted Face the Music is the current title of the third, upcoming film in the series.  It will be released on August 21, 2020, more than 30 years after the first Bill & Ted hit theaters. 

The plot centers around the duo attempting to finish a song.  It has to be the greatest song ever written to align the planets and bring them into universal harmony.  They are attempting to complete the song while dealing with everyday life and family problems.

 

What Is Most Surprising As Of Late

Keanu Reeves has somehow become a huge video game star.  The success of the John Wick franchise led to him being featured in Fortnite.  During a limited-time event, a John Wick’s skin was added to the game and a mode called Wick’s Bounty.

Earlier in June, during Microsoft’s Xbox E3 2019 it was announced that Keanu Reeves will be in CD Projekt Red’s next game.  Cyberpunk 2077 is described as an open-world role-playing game set in the future.  It is by far one of the most anticipated games (if not the most) of 2020. You can keep up with anything related to the upcoming game by following @cyberpunkgame, their official Instagram account.

 

Whoa, What A Life

Did anyone honestly see all this unprecedented success coming from Keanu?  Who would have thought that at 54 years old with what many consider serious acting limitations, he would be where he is at right now?  Which is at an all-time career high. And, the uptrend may not be done just yet.