Warner Bros. has decided to move the fourth Matrix film back almost a year to the spring of 2022.
The fourth installment, which is still untitled, is the latest film to be affected by the coronavirus. Hollywood studios have had to reorganize their release schedules because movie theatres have been closed.
The new film was in production in Germany before being shut down due to the pandemic and has moved from a May 21, 2021 release date to April 1, 2022.
Keanu Reeves and Carrie-Anne Moss are returning as well as co-creator Lana Wachowski. Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Jessica Henwick, and Neil Patrick Harris will star in the fourth Matrix.
In related news, Warner Bros. announced on Friday that they were moving back Christopher Nolan’s spy thriller Tenet from July 17 to July 31 and Wonder Woman 1984 from August 14 to October 2.
They also removed Anne Hathaway’s Witches’ remake from the schedule which stars Octavia Spencer, Stanley Tucci, and Chris Rock. Godzilla vs. Kong will take Matrix’s spot in the schedule and Tom and Jerry has been moved back to next year.