Everyone’s Making the Same Joke About Keanu Reeves’ Look in ‘The Matrix Resurrections’ Footage

Many people taking a look at Keanu Reeves in the new 'Matrix Resurrections' footage can't help but think they're looking at a scene from another series.

Keanu Reeves arrives for the 2019 LACMA Art+Film Gala.


Keanu Reeves arrives for the 2019 LACMA Art+Film Gala.

Following the launch of the highly interactive and quite enjoyable website centered around the upcoming release of The Matrix: Resurrections, moviegoers yearning for just a few bread crumbs pertaining to the fourth installment in the franchise were satiated with various teaser footage, depending on the time of day you entered the site and whether you chose the blue or red pill. 

Given the 180,000 possible variations available, we cannot tell you if our viewing experience was the same as yours, but what we can confirm is that Keanu Reeves has made approximately zero concessions when it comes to his appearance.

Below, we have our first glimpse at Keanu as Neo, and it’s worth pointing that out since the image could’ve been ripped from a red carpet appearance, taken from John Wick, or borrowed from Reeves’ scene-chewing turn as a (hopefully) preposterous version of himself in Netflix’s Always Be My Maybe.  

A first look at Keanu Reeves as Neo in the new #TheMatrixResurrections film. 📸 pic.twitter.com/YwbWaEcKng

— Complex Pop Culture (@ComplexPop) September 7, 2021

Warner Bros. initially announced in late 2019 that the studio intended on confusing viewers by turning May 21, 2021 into “Keanu Reeves Day” by releasing Matrix Resurrections and the fourth entry in the John Wick franchise on the same day. Since the pandemic put a pause on all productions, Resurrections included, Lionsgate was forced to push the theatrical release of John Wick 4 to May 27, 2022. 

Regardless, the immediate response to the first Matrix 4 look was unanimous—Keanu just looks like John Wick in Martix Resurrections:

So Keanu’s look in the Matrix 4 is “John Wick…but in the matrix”?

To that, I say hell yea pic.twitter.com/3m7J5LqgAk

— Kenjac (@JackKennedy) September 7, 2021

Keanu Reeves In The New Matrix Resurrection

They Didn't Even Care To Give Him A Shave & Cut His Hair.
Man Be Playing John Wick Across The Multiverse... pic.twitter.com/XZ3GZsUQ8y

— LOTTIE DAY SAINTS (@SaintSeverino) September 7, 2021

Keanu Reeves stars as Neo playing John Wick in The Matrix: Resurrections.

— A Wolf Eel (@scubahill) September 7, 2021

maybe the meta part of this movie people are talking about is that Neo is plugged back into the Matrix and has become an actor named Keanu Reeves who is the star of the John Wick film franchise https://t.co/zDeOdM6zgR

— Tim 🍿 (@tim5bags) September 7, 2021

John wick was Neo the whole time WTF 🤯

— Chance The Rapper (@chancetherapper) September 7, 2021

Spot the Difference:
John Wick, Neo and Keanu Reeves. pic.twitter.com/xaEkSMfVmg

— Joel (@PoorlyAgedWho) September 7, 2021

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