Keanu Reeves has started his stunt training for John Wick 4 and Matrix 4.
That persistent energy to work can be seen in Taran Tactical’s Instagram post showing Reeves with a number of stunt trainers as he begins to do stunt training for John Wick 4 and Matrix 4 simultaneously. Taran Butler runs Taran Tactical, and was also the tactical weapons advisor and did stunts for John Wick 2.
One of those movies is most likely going to shift its premiere date—Reeves is largely the selling point for both, and Warner Bros. and Lionsgate aren’t gonna’ want to share—but it’s still cool to see the actor taking the physicality so seriously. The arduous training has been a key reason the John Wick movies have stood out so clearly from the crowded action genre, and those movies themselves are heavily inspired by the set-pieces in the original Matrix movies.
There is an advantage for Reeves in training for both films at the same time, which is that he will only have to get into top shape once, with the downside being that he will have many more stunts to train for at the same time since not only are John Wick 4 and Matrix 4 going into production around the same time, they actually both share a March, 21, 2021 release date.