The title for The Matrix 4 has been wrapped up in secrecy for some time, but overnight at CinemaCon in Las Vegas Warner Bros announced the fourth film in the Wachowski’s franchise will be called The Matrix: Resurrections. Although further details have not yet been announced – other than the cast list – a trailer was shown to attendees of the convention, revealing the plot to the highly anticipated movie, including the return of Neo (Keanu Reeves), and someone who could be his mentor.
The trailer reportedly showed off Reeves playing a new character, Thomas.
At the moment it is uncertain whether this truly is a new character or if Neo has simply forgotten all of the previous films’ events.
In the trailer, Thomas struggles to deal with his day to day life and was working on solving his problems with the help of a mysterious psychiatrist, played by Neil Patrick Harris.
Thomas asks the doctor: “Am I crazy?” To which he replies: “We don’t say that.”
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Thomas can see into the Matrix code – like Neo could – but seems to be stifling it by taking blue pills at home.
The character is soon introduced to Yahya Abdul-Mahteen II’s character, who looks exactly like a young Morpheus.
The bald and small glasses-wearing prophet offers Thomas a red pill, adding: “The only thing that matters to you is still here. You’ll never give up.”
The mystery continues when Jonathan Groff’s suited character appears to say: “You’re going back to where it all started. Back to the Matrix.” (Via Gizmodo)
The mind-bending nature of the upcoming film is sure to thrill fans of the franchise, who last saw a Matrix movie in 2003.
Last year Reeves spoke out about why he was returning to the series – which is now only being directed by Lana Wachowski, rather than her and her sister, Lilly Wachowski.
Reeves said: “Lana Wachowski wrote a beautiful script and a wonderful story that resonated with me. That’s the only reason to do it.”
Harris has also spoken out about joining the franchise.
Harris said: “It didn’t feel large because it felt like [Lana] was in her sweet spot, which was filming on the fly, filming using natural light.
“Sometimes you’d sit around for an hour waiting for the clouds to clear, and then you’d quickly film. You’d film pages at a time in 30 minutes and then be done.”
He added: “You would think that a giant movie would be 100 percent storyboarded, animatics, and we’d be checking off shots. I think she lived that before three times over, and I would suspect that she wants to do things her way now.
“It wasn’t often that you felt that you were doing something gigantic because she made it feel very intimate.” (Via Variety)
While Harris and Reeves have spoken about loving joining the Matrix family again, Agent Smith star Hugo Weaving previously revealed how Lana “pulled the plug” on bringing him back.
He previously explained: “Lana was very keen for me to be involved in The Matrix. There was a reading with Keanu, Carrie and myself and a few others from the old family … And we were all pretty much sorted and agreed on dates and it was all fine, but then Lana decided she didn’t think it was going to work.
“So, she pulled the plug on the negotiations. That’s where it ended up. She basically didn’t feel that my commitment to the National Theatre was going to fit in with the dates that she had in mind for me.”
Weaving added: “It was a shame, in one way, that I couldn’t be with them all in Berlin, but that was her call.”
The Matrix Resurrections hits cinemas on December 15, 2021.
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