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According to Variety, Keanu Reeve’s The Matrix 4 will be hitting theaters a few months earlier than anticipated.

This news comes amid a series of delays at the box office, with No Time To Die now scheduled for release on April 2nd, 2021.

The Matrix 4 is now scheduled to hit theaters several months earlier than expected, moving from April 1st, 2022, to December 22nd, 2021.

Several movies on the DC slate have also been bumped, including director Matt Reeves’ The Batman, which has been moved from next year to March 4th, 2022. The anticipated sci-fi epic Dune has been delayed almost a full year and will now not debut in theaters until October 1st, 2021, the date previously held by The Batman.

As for The Matrix 4, the sci-fi sequel recently returned to filming after a pause in production, Reeves, who is reprising the role of the Chosen One, Neo, has now revealed a few insights into what audiences can expect when they plug back in –

“We have a wonderful director, Lana Wachowski, and she has written a beautiful script that is a love story, it’s inspiring,”

“It’s another version, a call to wake up and it has some great action. All will be revealed.”

Echoing these sentiments, Carrie-Anne Moss, who is reprising her role as Trinity, has also hailed the screenplay saying –

“When it was brought to me in the way that it was brought to me, with incredible depth and all of the integrity and artistry that you could imagine, I was like, ‘This is a gift.’ It was just very exciting.”

More specific plot details for The Matrix 4 are unknown, but in addition to Reeves and Moss, the sequel finds Jada Pinkett Smith, and Lambert Wilson also reprising their respective roles from previous installments. The movie will also feature Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Neil Patrick Harris, Priyanka Chopra, Jessica Henwick, Jonathan Groff, Toby Onwumere, Max Riemelt, Eréndira Ibarra, Andrew Caldwell, Brian J. Smith, and Ellen Hollman.

The Matrix 4 will now be released on December 22nd.