This news is something I was hoping wouldn’t happen. Fans will no longer be able to watch The Matrix 4 and John Wick 4 on the same day. Hollywood Reporter recently covered the story that John Wick 4 is being pushed back to May 27th, 2022. That’s a full year and a few days from the movie’s original release date of May 21st, 2021. Fans like me won’t be spending an entire evening at the theater.
The forth John Wick movie should really be an exciting one. The end of the third movie really left open the door for a war between certain characters and John Wick. Given the current state of the world, this is a perfect time to go back and watch all three movies.
This isn’t the only Lionsgate movie that has been affected. The upcoming Saw spinoff, Spiral will not be coming out this month. It has been pushed back to May 21st, 2021. The sequel to Hitman’s Bodyguard called Hitman’s Wife’s Bodyguard featuring Ryan Renolds and Samuel Jackson is coming out on August 20th, 2021. It was expected to come out on August 20th, 2020. This trend of theatrical releases being pushed back will continue until we either have completely taken care of COVID-19 or people realize that Drive-In movies are acceptable for social distancing.