'Matrix 4': Release date, plot, cast, and everything you need to know about the fourth chapter of the cult classic starring Keanu Reeves
The 'Matrix' trilogy has been one of those iconic ground-breaking movies that redefined sci-fi action as a genre and was a critical and commercial success. Guess its time to say "Hello Mr. Anderson"
The 'Matrix' trilogy has been one of the most iconic ground-breaking movies that redefined sci-fi action as a genre. The Keanu Reeves starrer depicted a dystopian future in which humanity is unknowingly trapped inside a simulated reality, the Matrix.
Created by thought-capable machines (artificial beings) to distract humans while using their bodies as an energy source. Simply put, the flick was a perfect example of the cyberpunk subgenre of science fiction coupled with some high-octane action.
The movies were a critical and commercial success collectively grossing over $1.6 billion. Such was the success that the franchise is back for a fourth installment directed by Lana Wachowski. Here's what we know about 'Matrix 4' so far.
With filming set to begin in early 2020, expect the movie to hit the screens sometime by mid-2021.
Not much is out there on what the storyline could be. The only rumored plotline is the appearance of a young Morpheus. However, with Keanu Reeves returning, the Oracle's prophecy of seeing him "someday" may have just come true.
It is still unclear how Carrie-Ann Moss' character, Trinity will fit in considering she died in the final chapter of the trilogy. Watch this space for more updates as plot details slowly trickle in over the next few months.
There has been a slew of cast updates ever since the project was announced. Keanu Reeves and Carrie-Ann Moss are set to return as Neo and Trinity while there is no news of Laurence Fishburne's return.
'Aquaman' star Yahya Al-Mateen II has been roped in to reportedly play the role of a young Morpheus. It was also recently revealed that Jada Pinkett Smith was in talks to return to the franchise.
She played the role of Niobe in 'The Matrix Reloaded' and 'Matrix Revolutions', but the deal is yet to be confirmed stated a Deadline report. 'How I Met Your Mother' star Neil Patrick Harris has also been announced to be part of the cast as well.
Series co-creator Lana Wachowski will return to direct 'Matrix 4', although she will doing so without sister Lilly. This will be Lana's first solo movie directing credit.
One other key name from the older films that might also return is 'John Wick' director Chad Stahelski, who worked as a stunt coordinator on the previous movies. According to Gamespot. It was Stahelski who first leaked that 'Matrix 4' was in the works.
Expect something by December 2020. We will keep you posted.
"We could not be more excited to be re-entering The Matrix with Lana," said Warner Bros. Pictures Group chairman Toby Emmerich in August when the film was first announced.
"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," he added.
Watch this space for more updates on 'Matrix 4'.
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