A fourth Matrix film is currently in the works over at Warner Bros. and here is everything we know so far.
The Matrix is officially making a big return to the big screen. The franchise has become one of the most successful franchises ever, grossing upwards of $1.6 billion worldwide. It's been 20 years since the release of the first Matrix movie and Warner Bros. celebrated it by announcing the fourth film. Here is everything we know so far about The Matrix 4.
The Matrix 4 will be released on May 21st, 2021. This is the same day that Keanu Reeves' John Wick 4 will also be released. So we're going to get two Keanu Reeves' movies on the same day.
The Matrix: Revolutions saw the end of the war between man and machine as well as the death of the lead characters Neo and Trinity. It seemed like an ideal end of an era and many would have thought that it would have stopped there as a trilogy. The fourth film could see a reigniting of the war between man and machine in some way or the other. Also, Keanu Reeves and Carrie-Anne Moss are returning for the fourth film. Given that they both died at the end of the third film it will be interesting to see how they will be brought back. In the world of The Matrix it seems like anything is possible so the possibilities are endless.
As stated before, Keanu Reeves and Carrie-Anne Moss will be returning to play their respective roles as Neo and Trinity. Also, How I Met Your Mother star Neil Patrick Harris has officially joined the cast in an unidentified role. It is quite possible that he will play a villainous role but for now, it's only speculation.
Yahya Abdul-Mateen II who played Black Manta in the Aquaman film will also play a part in the film. It is unclear what role he will be in in the film but some rumors say that he may be the younger version of Morpheus, played by Laurence Fishburne.
At the moment there is no word whether or not Laurence Fishburne will be in the film as Morpheus. There is also no word on whether Hugo Weaving who played Agent Smith will return. If we are getting a younger version of Morpheus then maybe Neil Patrick Harris's character is a younger version of Agent Smith. There may also be a possibility that Keanu Reeves and Carrie-Anne Moss can play younger versions of their own selves. De-aging technology is getting better in Hollywood as evident by the recent movie Gemini Man.
Lana Wachowski has been chosen to be the writer and director of the fourth installment of The Matrix franchise. Aleksandar Hemon and David Mitchell will be co-writing the script along with Lana. She is most well known for her directing role in the previous Matrix films as well as Cloud Atlas and Jupiter Ascending.
Warner Bros. Pictures and Village Roadshow Pictures are responsible for the production of the film.