The Matrix is returning for a 3rd sequel after about 18 years since the last film in the series debuted.
According to Hollywood news publication Deadline, the footage and a title for the fourth instalment of The Matrix was unveiled by Warner Bros. (which is owned by CNN’s parent company) at CinemaCon.
As reported by Deadline, the movie will be titled The Matrix: Resurrections, and the trailer begins with Neil Patrick Harris talking to Keanu Reeves’ Neo. A near future San Francisco. It appears that Neo is trapped in a humdrum world, much like his first self in the 1999 movie. He’s just not getting his surroundings.
“Am I crazy?” asks Reeves’ Neo. “We don’t use that word in here,” says Harris’ therapist.
Reeves comes in contact with Carrie Anne Moss’ Trinity in a cafe: “Have we met?” she asks Neo.
A shot of blue pills spilling into a sink, as Jefferson Airplane’s “White Rabbit” song plays.
Then a shot of Neo distorting into an old man in the mirror. A younger Morpheus tells Neo “time to fly,” handing him a red pill.
The reports also suggest that everything fans have come to know and love about the first trilogy including special effects, slow-motion bullets and karate, brilliant dialogues, and mind-blowing acrobatics are all back in this new sequel.
Alongside Keanu Reeves who returns as Neo, Carrie-Anne Moss who returns as Trinity, and Jada Pinkett Smith who reprises her role as Captain Niobe, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II is the headline addition to The Matrix: Resurrections cast.
There is no word yet on when the trailer for the film, which is directed by Lana Wachowski, will hit social media for the public to see. However, the movie is scheduled to be released on December 22, 2021.