Iconic Hollywood actor Keanu Reeves rose to prominence with the 1986 movie ‘River’s Edge’ and the ‘Bill & Ted’ comedy film franchise. Reeves later created a niche for himself in Hollywood with movies like ‘Speed’ and ‘The Matrix‘ franchise.
He has also showcased his ability to switch between genres with art-house films like ‘My Own Private Idaho’ and ‘The Private Lives of Pippa Lee’. As an actor, Reeves has outstanding range and does complete justice to the character he plays.
So now you might be wondering what is the next Keanu Reeves movie or TV show? Well, here’s the list of upcoming Keanu Reeves films and TV shows scheduled to release in the near future. We can only hope that the new Keanu Reeves performances would be as good as some of his recent ones.
13. Cyberpunk 2077 (2020)
‘Cyberpunk 2077 ‘ is one of the most anticipated games of this year, and it is refreshing to see the gaming industry growing at a pace large enough to attract Hollywood A-listers. Keanu Reeves appears in the role of Johnny Silverhand, but we are pretty sure he won’t be a playable character.
Those familiar with their ‘Cyberpunk’ history will know that Johnny has been central to the franchise, and will undoubtedly be influential in the way the story of ‘Cyberpunk 2077’ progresses. As for the story itself, it is set in the future, in a city where mankind and machines live in cohesion.
From what we have seen, the aesthetics of the neon-lit futuristic city could be straight out of ‘Blade Runner‘. Reeves’ character has also been shown to fans prior to the game’s release, as he urges the playable character to wake up since they have a city to burn. ‘Cyberpunk 2077’ is slated to be released on April 16, 2020.
12. The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge on the Run (2020)
‘The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge on the Run‘ is a long-awaited movie for fans of ‘SpongeBob‘, as a cartoon. Over the years, the cartoon has been witty and entertaining, offering us a look into SpongeBob’s life under the ocean, where he spends time with Patrick, his starfish friend.
Now, the movie shows SpongeBob and Patrick on their own adventure where things are about to get wild. Gary is SpongeBob’s pet snail, who appears to have been taken. Not one to give up, SpongeBob decides to embark on an adventure to find Gary, which ultimately takes him to the legendary underwater city of Atlantis.
Reeves, who enjoys somewhat of a great reputation in Hollywood, among his fans, because of his wholesome nature and comments, appears in the role of a sage in the film. Although it is a small part, one can expect the actor to bring his characteristic flair and stand out when the film releases on May 22, 2020.
11. Bill & Ted Face the Music (2020)
‘Bill & Ted Face the Music‘ is the third installment in the ‘Bill & Ted’ franchise. The plot follows William “Bill” S. Preston Esq., played by Alex Winter, and Theodore “Ted” Logan, played by Keanu Reeves.
In the upcoming movie, Bill and Ted set out on a new adventure when a mysterious man from the future informs them that only their song can save life on Earth. Bill and Ted reconcile with their families, old pals and some music legends on the way to save the world. The movie is directed by Dean Parisot from a screenplay written by Solomon and Chris Matheson. ‘Bill & Ted Face the Music’ hits theaters on August 21, 2020.
10. John Wick 4 (2021)
‘John Wick 4‘ will continue the adventures of the deadly assassin John Wick. Over the three films, Wick has become more than an urban legend and has attained the status of a superhero almost. It seems that from the time he stepped out of retirement, trouble has not left his side. After all, the world of assassins is dangerous, and Wick’s world seems to be dangerously filled with killers.
The man has lost friends and partners along the way and has had to make sacrifices, including burning bridges to the past and giving up pieces of himself. However, it would seem that Wick is done with the autocracy of the High Table, who was particularly relentless in putting him down in ‘Parabellum’. Along with the Bowery King, who faced indignities too, Wick will be looking to get even. The upcoming film could see Wick taking the war to the High Table, which would have its own set of dangers.
Reeves will be looking to amaze us once more with gun-fu in ‘John Wick 4’, once the film releases on May 21, 2021.
9. The Matrix 4 (2021)
‘The Matrix 4’ is a continuation in the ‘Matrix’ universe that has fans all excited. Lana Wachowski returns to the sci-fi franchise that was pathbreaking at its time and made viewers watch slack-jawed as Keanu Reeves established himself as an action hero par excellence.
Now, the new movie will continue the adventures of Neo. While details of the plot are being kept under wraps, we happen to know that the upcoming film will see a younger version of Neo. Notably, Wachowski is eschewing modern-day technology like de-aging, and opting for old school casting choices, and plans on having someone on board to play Neo at a young age.
Perhaps this means that the battle will continue and the characters might even go to the past to undo what has been done. Carrie-Anne Moss returns as Trinity and we cannot wait to see her back in action either. The film hits theaters on May 21, 2021.
8. The Starling (TBA)
‘The Starling’ is an upcoming dramedy that follows a married couple reeling under overwhelming grief. Their only kid died has died and the mother withdraws to a distant place to recover from suicidal depression. In order to help his suicidal wife, the husband builds a garden in the backyard of their home.
But he is haunted by a mysterious black starling. To make things creepier, a veterinarian who offers to help the couple is revealed to be an eccentric psychiatrist. Now, the husband has to deal with the unnatural revelations, occurrences, and the suicidal wife. The movie is directed by Dome Karukoski from a script written by Matt Harris.
7. Rally Car (TBA)
‘Rally Car’ is an auto racing movie that features Keanu Reeves in the lead role. The actor also serves as the producer of the project. The movie, directed by Olivier Megaton, tells the story of an American NASCAR driver who joins a challenging international Rally Car race across China.
The self-centered driver learns the basics of teamwork from a determined Chinese woman he teams up with, on the way. On the other hand, the woman, who wants to be a racing driver, learns the art of handling a car from the driver. Reeves produces the movie under his banner Company Films, along with Stephen Hamel, Mark Gao and Gregory Ouanhon of Fundamental Films. Gary Glushon also joins the project as executive producer.
6. Rain (TBA)
‘Rain’ marks Keanu Reeves’ first major foray into television. The hour-long show is based on the bestseller book series by Barry Eisler. It is touted as a head-spinning and globe-trotting action thriller.
The plot centers on John Rain, played by Reeves, who is a Japanese-American professional killer. Rain is notorious in the underworld of assassins for his peculiar skill to make his murders look like natural deaths. Reeves also serves as an executive producer along with Chad Stahelski and David Leitch.
5. Past Midnight (TBA)
‘Past Midnight’ is Netflix’s upcoming superhero film that features Keanu Reeves in the lead role. The movie is directed by Rick Famuyiwa, who is known for ‘Dope’, from a screenplay written by TJ Fixman.
Though the details about the project are still under tight wraps, various reports suggest that the plot follows a vigilante superhero, played by Reeves. Anthony and Joe Russo, who are known for ‘Captain America: Civil War‘, also join the project as the producers.
4. Ballerina (TBA)
Revenge tales are as old as time. After all, it sets up a wrong, which must be corrected. The scales of justice are restored as the hero or heroine fights against injustice, often becoming a tragic figure in the process. ‘Ballerina’ is an upcoming action film that taps into this long tradition.
Here, we have a female assassin who is out for revenge. The thirst for vengeance makes us do crazy things anyway, and become unpredictable. A person on the path of vengeance is hardly someone to be trifled with, and when the person is a trained assassin, it is best to give them a wide berth. The woman decides to put her skills to use to seek revenge on the people who murdered her family.
The plot seems intense enough and Reeves is on board to executive produce the project. As someone who has plays a deadly assassin in the ‘John Wick’ franchise himself, Reeves is ideally placed to help the upcoming film with creative inputs about the plot, and the execution of the action.
3. Dogstar Siriusly Singing Backup (TBA)
‘Dogstar Siriusly Singing Backup’ is a music documentary produced by Keanu Reeves. The film follows a nineties band called Dogstar, who struggle to keep their heads above water. Though the band is sinking, music lovers are still obsessed with their celebrity bass player, Keanu Reeves.
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2. The Continental (TBA)
‘The Continental’ is an upcoming Starz series set in the ‘John Wick‘ universe. The new series gets its name from the hotel for assassins featured in the ‘John Wick’ franchise. The cardinal rule at the hotel is that there should be no killings in the Continental grounds.
However, John Wick broke that rule in ‘John Wick: Chapter 2.’ Chad Stahelski and David Leitch, the men behind ‘John Wick’ movie franchise, haven’t revealed the cast details of the upcoming series yet. Nonetheless, Stahelski confirmed that several characters from the movie franchise will appear in the series. Reeves’ involvement in the television project as a producer is also on the horizon.
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1. The Bruce Lee Project (TBA)
‘The Bruce Lee Project’ is an original fight competition series produced by Keanu Reeves in association with Bruce Lee’s daughter, Shannon. Set in India and the Middle East, the show features training drills and hectic tasks inspired by quotes and philosophies of the martial arts legend. The 13-episode series will run for five seasons and will be distributed across the Indian subcontinent and the Middle East, reports THR.
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John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum (2019)
‘John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum‘ is the third installment of the ‘John Wick’ film franchise. ‘John Wick: Chapter 3’ follows the hitman John Wick who flees New York after a bounty of $14 million has been announced on his life. World’s top professional assassins are on his tail and Wick has to prove that he is better than them in the art of survival.
He realizes there is only one way out of the hostile city of New York — “prepare for war.” Keanu Reeves reprises the iconic role of John Wick in the film. ‘Parabellum’ is helmed by the stuntman-turned-director Chad Stahelski.
The script is penned by Derek Kolstad, Shay Hatten, Chris Collins, and Marc Abrams. The cast includes Anjelica Huston, Halle Berry, and Laurence Fishburne among others. ‘John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum’ hit theaters on May 17, 2019.
Always Be My Maybe (2019)
Netflix’s comedy ‘Always Be My Maybe‘ follows two childhood sweethearts, played by Ali Wong and Randall Park, who are separated and have stopped talking to each other for 15 years. Years later, they run into each other in the present-day San Francisco.
One of them is a celebrity chef while the other one is a struggling musician. A lot of things have been changed over the years and they have to cope with the internal and external transformations in order to get along again. The other cast members include Keanu Reeves, Daniel Dae Kim, Michelle Buteau, Vivian Bang, and Karan Soni among others.
‘Always Be My Maybe’ is the feature directorial debut of Nahnatchka Khan. The movie released on May 31, 2019.
Toy Story 4 (2019)
Pixar’s ‘Toy Story 4‘ is a 3D animated comedy and the fourth installment in the ‘Toy Story’ franchise. The movie follows the 2010 movie ‘Toy Story 3.’ Keanu Reeves joins the franchise as the new toy Duke Caboom, Canada’s greatest stuntman ever. He crosses paths with the returning toys cast of Sheriff Woody, played by Tom Hanks, and Buzz Lightyear, played by Tim Allen.
The plot of the fourth movie follows Forky, played by Tony Hale, a new toy that Bonnie created. Forky goes through an identity crisis and escapes Bonnie’s room. Soon, Woody, along with his friends, embarks on a road trip to save Forky. Keegan-Michael Key, Jordan Peele, and Christina Hendricks also join the voice cast. The movie is directed by Josh Cooley from a screenplay written by Stephany Folsom and Andrew Stanton. ‘Toy Story 4’ hit theaters on June 21, 2019.
Already Gone (2019)
Written and directed by Chris Kenneally, ‘Already Gone’ is a coming-of-age road movie. Keanu Reeves and Clay Pecorin serve as executive producers while Russell Geyser of RainMaker Films, Jordan Yale Levine and Jordan Beckerman of Yale Productions and Shruti Ganguly of Honto88 produce the movie.
‘Already Gone’ depicts the lives of a 15-year-old boy named Robinson, played by Tyler Dean Flores, and a 20-year-old woman named Keesha, played by Justine Skye. They embark on an adventure trip to escape from the tentacles of their abusive foster parent and drug peddler Martin, played by Seann William Scott. The film released on August 16, 2019.