A new trailer screening for The Matrix 4 confirms that the franchise has finally been given a fourth film, after its debut at a convention in Las Vegas.
With only a few months away from its release, we have finally been given an insight into what the new The Matrix movie will look like. The Matrix: Resurrection‘s title was supposedly leaked at CinemaCon before its official confirmation from Warner Bros.
According to the trailer, it seems like Keanu Reeves and Carrie-Anne Moss are back as Neo and Trinity, despite their ‘deaths’ in the previous movie – turns out that that wasn’t the case.
“I never thought that it would happen,” Moss told Empire magazine about returning for a fourth “Matrix” movie. “It was never on my radar at all. 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,”
“Lana Wachowski wrote a beautiful script and a wonderful story that resonated with me,” Reeves added. “That’s the only reason to do it. To work with her again is just amazing. It’s been really special, and the story has, I think, some meaningful things to say, and that we can take some nourishment from.”
Watchmen and Candyman star Yahya Abdul Mateen II and Priyanka Chopra Jonas will also appear, as well as new franchise actors Neil Patrick Harris, Jessica Henwick, Jonathan Groff, Toby Onwumere, Max Riemelt, Eréndira Ibarra, Andrew Caldwell, Brian J. Smith, Ellen Hollman, and Christina Ricci.
“Lana and I did more conversing than we did acting in the audition because she’s building a family,” Emmy winner Abdul-Mateen told IGN about joining the franchise. “No one understands the Matrix except for Keanu Reeves and Lana Wachowski. You learn to find meaning [in your role], and then you go test it out. If no one says anything, then you just trust that you ended up doing the right thing.”
There is no official plot synopsis for The Matrix: Resurrections yet, but Keanu Reeves has teased that the love story between Neo and Trinity will continue to be the backbone of the story.
Warners will resume giving films an exclusive theatrical window next year, with its 2022 slate going into theaters for 45 days under a deal made public earlier this month. Meanwhile, the studio is developing other highly anticipated films, including the upcoming DC titles Batgirl and Blue Beetle.