Keanu Reeves officially confirmed for 'Matrix 4': Release date, plot, cast and everything else about the Lana Wachowski movie
Reeves is currently one of the most sought-after talents in the industry and his performance as Neo in ‘The Matrix’ franchise turned him into a pop culture phenomenon. Carrie-Anne Moss will also be returning to the franchise in her role as the formidable hacker, Trinity
The ‘Matrix’ franchise has arguably been one of the most successful science fiction projects ever. After having raked in more than $1.6 billion at the global box office with ‘The Matrix’, ‘The Matrix Reloaded’ and ‘The Matrix Revolutions’, the franchise is preparing for a fourth chapter with Keanu Reeves and Carrie-Anne Moss returning as Neo and Trinity -- two decades after they first took on those roles.
Here’s everything you need to know about the upcoming movie.
The movie is expected to go into production in early 2020 so it probably won’t be released to the public till late 2020 or early 2021. Stay tuned for updates.
Details about the upcoming movie are scarce with some rumors suggesting the film will be a reboot, while others say it will continue from where ‘The Matrix Revolutions’ left off. The last ‘Matrix’ movie ended with an uneasy peace between humans and the Machines and a promise that Neo (Reeves) may still return despite having seemingly died. Hopefully, the upcoming film will see a new threat emerging within the Matrix, causing Neo to come back once more to protect humanity.
Reeves is currently one of the most sought-after talents in the industry and his performance as Neo in ‘The Matrix’ franchise turned him into a pop culture phenomenon. In more recent times, his work in the ‘John Wick’ franchise has once again made him one of the biggest action stars in Hollywood. Reeves will reportedly be returning for ‘Matrix 4’ in the role of Neo.
Carrie-Anne Moss (‘Memento’) will also be returning to the franchise in her role as the formidable hacker, Trinity. It’s currently unclear whether the other stars of the franchise, including Lawrence Fishburne’s Morpheus, Hugo Weaving’s Agent Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith’s Niobe will be returning as well.
The fourth ‘Matrix’ film will be written and directed by Wachowski. The ‘Matrix’ franchise was the brainchild of Wachowski and her sister, Lilly Wachowski. Bosnian-American writer Aleksander Hemon and David Mitchell have also contributed to the script of ‘Matrix 4’. The film will be produced and globally distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures and Village Roadshow Pictures.
Variety reported Warner Bros. Picture Group chairman Toby Emmerich announced August 20 the movie was in the pipeline and confirmed Wachowski would be helming the project. “We could not be more excited to be re-entering ‘The Matrix’ with Lana,” said Emmerich. “Lana is a true visionary—a singular and original creative filmmaker—and we are thrilled that she is writing, directing and producing this new chapter in ‘The Matrix’ universe.”
Wachowski is understandably quite excited to be returning to the world she and her sister created. “Many of the ideas Lilly and I explored 20 years ago about our reality are even more relevant now. I’m very happy to have these characters back in my life and grateful for another chance to work with my brilliant friends,” Wachowski said.
A trailer has not been released for the movie yet but we’ll be sure to bring it to you as soon as it becomes available. Until then, watch this space for updates.
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‘Ghost in the Shell’, ‘Tron: Legacy’, ‘John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum’, ‘Inception’ and ‘Elysium’.