When it comes to who he’d rather be, that question was answered in Facebook Watch’s 100th episode of Red Table Talk. Reeves joined Carrie-Anne Moss and Priyanka Chopra Jonas with Jada, Willow and Jaden Smith for a special Matrix reunion. In the episode, a fan asked Reeves if he’d rather be Neo or John Wick in real life, and here’s what the actor had to say.
“A lot of ways to go. Because we’re talking about resurrections and matrix resurrections here, I think — and I don’t think that would bother John Wick. I think he would understand. But I think I could be with Trinity and have this. live with them together and see what would happen — I think John Wick would be like ‘I’m supporting you.’ ”
Obviously, Keanu Reeves is siding with Neo in this situation, in part because of the life he would have with Trinity. It certainly sounds a lot less depressing than living the life of lonely John Wick, who can’t even have an adorable puppy for company without something terrible happening to him. Killing villains by the dozen in the name of revenge is also fun for audiences to watch, but how fun would that life really be to live in reality? There are certainly many more possibilities of living in a Matrix world, although the feeling of danger is always present. Better yet, John Wick would understand perfectly.
Last year, Reeves answered a similar question on The Late Show when Stephen Colbert asked him which of the two characters would win in a fight. Reeves insisted that “they wouldn’t fight,” as they would more likely be natural allies. Neo could even “bring back the dog” thanks to the Matrix while John Wick could help Neo in his battle against the machines. Sounds like the start of a Keanuverse …
We’ll first see Reeves as Neo in The Matrix Resurrections on December 22, but the character comes with that unique John Wick look this time around. Directed by Lana Wachowski, the sequel also brings back Carrie-Anne Moss, Lambert Wilson and Jada Pinkett Smith. New cast members are Priyanka Chopra Jonas, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II and Jessica Henwick. The film was originally scheduled to premiere on the same day as John Wick: Chapter 4 until both feature films were delayed due to the pandemic.
As for John Wick: Chapter 4, that film is now slated to hit theaters on May 27, 2022. It brings back Laurence Fishburne, Lance Reddick, and Ian McShane along with franchise newcomers including Rina Sawayama, Donnie Yen, and Shamier Anderson. There are also preliminary plans for a John Wick 5.