Keanu Reeves Won't Have His John Wick Hair In The Matrix 4

Do not try and bend the hair, that’s impossible. Instead, only try to realize the truth… there is no hair.


Keanu Reeves is currently filming The Matrix 4, which has resumed production after a COVID-19 shutdown. Much is still unknown about the film, since--without spoiling the sequels--there are some difficult questions that a fourth movie must answer to justify its existence. Now, a new shot from the film set has revealed an interesting detail for us to speculate over.

While usually we have little reason to report on paparazzo photos, this shot of Keanu Reeves arriving on the set on The Matrix 4 from People reveals something very interesting--Neo's buzzcut is back. This is the hair that his character had in the original film, after he emerged from his pod in the "real world".

This is interesting, because as Screenrant points out, when filming was underway earlier this year on Lana Wachowski's sequel, Keanu showed up on set looking a whole lot like John Wick. This could have something to do with plans to shoot John Wick Chapter 4 at around the same time--at one point, these two movies were due to release on the same day.

It seems Keanu Reeves walked into a hairdresser and said "yeah, I'm thinkin' I'm short back and sides" (and then also on top). What this actually means for the film isn't entirely clear, but if they're trying to get Keanu looking like he's recently emerged from a pod again...well, that's interesting.

The Matrix 4 will release on December 22, 2021. John Wick Chapter 4 arrives in cinemas on May 27, 2022.

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