Last Updated: December 8, 2019

Here’s everything currently uncovered about The Matrix 4. Originally released in 1999, the first Matrix movie dazed audiences with breathtaking visuals and a vividly detailed science fiction world-wide dripping in fascinating subtext and theoretical ponderings. The Matrix 4 made a star out of Keanu Reeves, and also featured Carrie-Anne Moss, Hugo Weaving and Laurence Fishburne in now-iconic supporting roles. The Matrix differentiated the first major feature-length production for the Wachowski siblings, putting the duo securely on the cinematic map.

Two sequels followed, both released in 2003, in the form of The Matrix Reloaded and The Matrix Revolutions. While the latter experienced a slightly more positive reception, neither film could join the qualifications of the original and numerous devotees were left disappointed by the Matrix sequels’ poor pacing, heavy expo and wasted personas. Exclusively specific actions strings and awe-inspiring visuals is maintained from the acclaimed original movie. Despite this relative collapse, talk of The Matrix 4 has been near-constant over the past 16 years, and the project has now been officially announced.

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While confirming The Matrix 4 was finally happening, it was also revealed that Keanu Reeves and Carrie-Anne Moss would be reprising their characters as Neo and Trinity, respectively. This is especially interesting, since both characters were killed off in The Matrix Revolutions. Given the reality-bending nature of the Matrix franchise, however, rebirth certainly isn’t out of the question, and Neo’s return was inkling at in the original trilogy’s closing moments, thanks to a line from the Oracle. It is not yet known whether any other Matrix alumni will be returning.

As well as Reeves and Moss, Lana Wachowski will too be plugging back into The Matrix for a fourth term. The original trilogy was written and directed by Lana Wachowski and her sister Lilly, but simply the former will be working on The Matrix 4. Lilly has just take somewhat of a sabbatical from the entertainment industry since around 2016, with Lana working alone on the second season of Sense8. Regarding science-fiction precisely, Lilly claims she has lost interest in narrations ponderous with subtext since her gender transition, interpreting her omission in The Matrix 4. Lilly is also currently busy “workin on” the drama/ comedy serials Work In Progress.

With Laurence Fishburne’s possible involvement in The Matrix 4 still unconfirmed, Aquaman’s Yahya Abdul-Mateen II has joined the assign of the upcoming sequel, and by most accounts will be playing a young Morpheus. Additionally, The Matrix 4 has also cast Neil Patrick Harris, Iron Fist’s Jessica Henwick, Mindhunter’s Jonathan Groff, and Sense8’s Toby Onwumere, all in undisclosed roles.

As expected, extremely limited has been exposed about The Matrix 4’s patch. Patently, the story will need to address how Neo and Trinity return, and will likely pick up on the recuperation of the real world following the end of the Machine War. At the conclusion of the original Matrix trilogy, it was said that those still plugged into the Matrix would be liberated. Theoretically, this would leave the entire simulation nature redundant in The Matrix 4, so the latest film will need to find a way to return to the franchise’s titular realm. Many are theorizing that The Matrix 4 could be a passing-of-the-torch style tale, with Neo and Trinity handing over the controls to a fresh throw, setting up future sequels. The reports that Yahya Abdul-Mateen II will be playing a Young Morpheus hint at either flashbacks or occasion travel.

The Matrix 4 will jack into theaters on May 21, 2021. That soon of a handout appointment is a bit amazing, having regard to the inventive evil of such projects. Still in its early stages, The Matrix 4 is currently in the process of assembling its casting and crew, previously recruiting original concept creator Geofrey Darrow, and is tentatively slated to begin production in early 2020. However, this is a project repeatedly retarded over the years, and with Keanu Reeves lined up for a variety of movies in the near future, there’s plenty of potential for further disappointments. It’ll be interesting to see if this 2021 time resolves up poking, peculiarly since fellow Keanu Reeves sequel John Wick 4 is set to release the same day.

Assuming production begins in 2020 as contrived, it might be realistic to expect a short teaser by the end of that time, with a full trailer arrived here 2021. Of trend, this is without The Matrix 4 being subject to any significant interruptions before or during filming.

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