September 10th, 2021 | Updated on March 16th, 2022
The Matrix Resurrections are here, and that’s it. No confusion. Keanu Reeves, Carrie-Anne Moss, and Trinity return to the Matrix series in the fourth installment.
This series introduced us to parallel realities in 1999 and gave us the opportunity to see them in action. The Matrix Resurrections trailer opens with Neo, a long-haired character, telling Neil Patrick Harris that he has dreams that are more than dreams.
What follows is a series of flashbacks. Neo is seen taking the blue pills. This helps him to stay in his current reality until Yahya Abdul-Mateen II arrives. She hands Neo the red pill, and says, “Time to fly.”
It is obvious that Neo’s reality has been turned upside-down once again. He is back at square one in the Matrix.
Jonathan Groff informs Neo in the final scene of The Matrix Resurrection trailer that he is returning to the Matrix where it all began… back to the Matrix. Neo is seen searching for the truth throughout the trailer.
Jessica Henwick plays a mercenary role in the film. “If you want to know the truth, then you have to follow my lead,” she says. “The only thing that really matters to you, is being here. Yahya Abdul-Mateen II tells Neo that he knows why you are fighting, and flashes onscreen scenes of Neo and Trinity reuniting.
The Matrix Resurrection trailer features a flashy appearance by actress Priyanka Chopra. She can also be seen reading Alice In Wonderland Through The Looking Glass, a reference to the film’s theme of alternate realities.
The Matrix Resurrections – Official Trailer 1
You can watch the trailer for The Matrix Resurrections right here. Can you spot Priyanka Chopra?
Lana Wachowski (who helmed the Matrix Resurrections) is the director. She also helmed Lilly Wachowski’s first three Matrix films. The Matrix Resurrections will be released in cinemas on December 22nd, as well as on HBO Max where it will be streamed for one month.
Everything We Know So Far About Matrix Resurrections
Who Is Doing It?
Without the original trilogy’s creators, making another Matrix movie would not be possible. Lana Wachowski, her sibling Lilly’s director of the first three Matrix movies, will be returning to direct Matrix Resurrections.
Toby Emmerich, chairman of Warner Bros. Picture Group, stated in an announcement that “we couldn’t be more excited about being re-entering The Matrix avec Lana.”
“Lana, a visionary and a unique creative filmmaker, is writing, directing, and producing this new chapter of ‘The Matrix. We are delighted that she is doing so.”
Aleksandar Hemon, David Mitchell and Wachowski wrote the script together. Wachowski wrote and directed the original trilogy along with Lilly.
What Is The Trailer Showing?
The Matrix trilogy, which ended in 2003 with Matrix Revolutions, has grossed $1.6billion at the global box-office. The trilogy concluded with peace between humans and machines.
In the final film, Neo and Trinity both die.
Trinity in a hovercraft accident; Neo after destroying Agent Smith. Although it is implied that Neo will be back, it is not clear how Moss or Reeves will play their roles in the sequel.
The trailer reveals a bit more about The Matrix Resurrections. Neo appears to be living in near-future San Francisco and is trapped in a monotonous existence, much like the beginning of The Matrix.
He meets Trinity in a cafe and she asks him “Have you met?” The trailer shows various Matrix action sequences. You can see the action in the trailer: twisting, dodging, karate, and so on.
Although it is clear that Neo is brought back to the Matrix in some way, the preview doesn’t explain why or how Neo realizes that he is the same Neo we saw in the original trilogy. We get only a few Alice in Wonderland nods.
Many of the ideas Lilly, Lilly and myself explored 20 years ago about reality are still relevant today.
Wachowski stated that he was happy to have the characters back in his life, and was grateful for another opportunity to work with my brilliant friends when Matrix 4 was revealed.
Some set photos of Reeves were leaked in February 2020, just as production was officially beginning on the film. These seem to match the description of the trailer.
This Neo is certainly not the godlike, slick Neo we remember. He looks worse than the anonymous cubicle drone that he was when he entered the Matrix.
What happened to Neo after he died? It is possible that Neo’s consciousness was re-added to the Matrix following the end of the war with the robots.
Is it possible that he is now living in the Matrix as a regular-ass guy with no knowledge of his identity or the reality of the world?
When Is Matrix 4 Due For Release?
Warner Bros. originally gave Matrix 4 May 21, 2021 release date. However, like many other films, it has been delayed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. It will now debut on December 22, 2022.