Warner Bros. has suspended production on Keanu Reeves’ The Matrix 4 amid the coronavirus pandemic.
Over the past week, several production studios have canceled or suspended filming on numerous projects to reduce the spread of coronavirus. Now, Deadline reports that Warner Bros. has temporarily paused production on Keanu Reeves’ The Matrix 4 due to concerns regarding the pandemic.
Filming on The Matrix was taking place in Berlin, Germany, and will resume at a later date. While no one on the cast or crew of the film has been diagnosed with coronavirus, Warner Bros. is taking precautions to reduce the risk of exposure.
The Keanu Reeves film is just the latest Warner Bros. project to have its production schedule impacted by the coronavirus outbreak. Filming on The Batman was suspended for two weeks while Fantastic Beast 3 was originally set to begin production today before being postponed.
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The Matrix and its two sequels collectively earned a total of $1.6 billion at the worldwide box office. Keanu Reeves and Carrie-Anne Moss portrayed Neo and Trinity, respectively, in all three chapters of the Matrix film series, each of which were directed by Lana and Lilly Wachowski.
Directed by Lana Wachowski from a script she co-wrote with Aleksandar Hemon and David Mitchel, The Matrix 4 stars Keanu Reeves, Carrie-Anne Moss, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Jonathan Groff, Toby Onwumere, Eréndira Ibarra, Neil Patrick Harris, Jessica Henwick, Priyanka Chopra, Andrew Caldwell, and Brian J. Smith.
The Matrix 4 is scheduled to be released in theaters on May 21, 2021.