Keanu Reeves Doesn’t Want a Damn Thing to Do With any ‘Matrix’ Reboot
Bring on ‘John Wick 3.’
Keanu Reeves made an appearance at New York Comic Con to discuss his new film, Replicas. You can’t put Reeves in front of sci-fi superfans and not have him discuss the rest of his work, so naturally he answered questions about The Matrix, Bill & Ted, and John Wick.
Everyone has a different favorite Keanu vehicle. He addressed a question about possible Matrix reboots first—but not before the crowd at his panel booed the idea.
Reeves’ response was interesting. IGN reports he lowered his head and held his mic out to the crowd, as if indicating agreement.
Then he reportedly said, “Remaking The Matrix. I don’t know. Maybe it’s—I don’t know anything about it.”
Then someone brought up a Bill and Ted sequel and Reeves dropped some news—the movie has a title, Bill and Ted Face the Music, and:
“We’re trying,” he said. “There’s a script out there. We’re just trying to get it made. Show business is tough. It’s a cautionary tale. They’re supposed to save the world. But when we see them they haven’t saved the world and they’re married and have kids. And they’re playing to nobody. … But they have to write the song… and face the music! Hopefully we’ll make it before I’m 60.”
As for John Wick 3, Reeves didn’t really tell the crowd anything they couldn’t guess from having seen the first two films. “John Wick’s in trouble,” he reportedly said with a laugh, “So we’ve been working on it and I think we have some good ideas. Yeah, some really good ideas. But John’s in trouble.”
He followed up by saying he hopes the third Wick will begin filming in 2018.
Based on the popular and critical reaction to the series so far, Reeves is definitely not the only one itching to jump back into the Wick universe.
Reeves’ Replicas is a sci-fi thriller about a scientist who attempts to clone his dead family. Watch the trailer released at Comic Con below. No firm date has been set for release, but it’s expected to hit theaters later in 2017.