The Matrix films and video game franchises enjoy quite the cult following, and ever since the fourth live action film in the series was confirmed by filmmaker Lana Wachowski and WarnerBros studios, fans have been exited. Even more so when the first trailer dropped in September, revealing the return of story protagonists Neo (Keanu Reeves) and Trinity (Carrie-Anne Moss) after they appeared to have died in the last movie, The Matrix Revolutions.
Nonetheless, on Monday, December 6, a WarnerBros unleashed a new visual, offering us more insight into what we can expect from the Keanu Reeves-led project.
“We can’t see it but we’re all trapped inside these strange, repeating loops,” a voice can be heard saying. “Billions of people, just living out their lives, oblivious,” another continues. “But this is the moment for you to show us what’s real.”
Reeves’ Neo has obviously aged, but he still plays the part well. “I remember this,” he says, standing in a white room. Suspense-building music begins to play as the action continues, transporting us to a futuristic world. “Maybe this isn’t the story we think it is,” a character with blue hair says, wearing a concerned look on her face.
Disturbia star Carrie-Anne Moss is reprising her role as Trinity, and Jada Pinkett Smith will be back in character as Niobe. Laurence Fishburne’s Morpheus is now played by Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, and Jessica Henwick, Priyanka Chopra Jones, Christina Ricci, and Neil Patrick Harris have also been added to the cast list.
“It’s so easy to forget how much noise the matrix pumps into your head,” a woman’s voice says as gun violence ensues. “Something else makes the same kind of noise – war.” Trinity and Neo appear to go through many harsh battles for one another, stopping at nothing to keep each other safe.
Original trilogy director Lana Wachowski was behind the camera; she and sister Lilly worked on The Matrix, The Matrix Reloaded, and The Matrix Revolutions together from 1999 to 2003, but the latest instalment was a solo effort on her part.
Watch the second official trailer for The Matrix Resurrections below.