Lana Wachowski’s The Matrix Resurrections is one of the most anticipated movies of the year and one of the most anticipated sequels in recent years. The fourth chapter in the largely successful science-fiction franchise starring Keanu Reeves was quite a surprise when it was initially announced and now, we’re not far away from actually seeing the movie in theaters. In preparation for the movie, Warner Bros. has released the first trailer, which has been described as “trippy” by most. You can check it out for yourselves.
The movie will see Keanu Reeves and Carrie-Anne Moss return to reprise their roles, with Laurence Fishburne being replaced by Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, who will be playing a younger version of Morpheus. Joining them are Neil Patrick Harris, Jessica Henwick, Christina Ricci, and Jonathan Groff. The movie is going to be directed by Lana Wachowski, one pair of the sibling duo that did the first three movies.
Lilly Wachowski, who declined to return, explained her decision: “[Lana] had come up with this idea for another Matrix movie, and we had this talk, and it was actually — we started talking about it in between [our] dad dying and [our] mom dying, which was like five weeks apart,” Lilly continued. “And there was something about the idea of going backward and being a part of something that I had done before that was expressly unappealing. And, like, I didn’t want to have gone through my transition and gone through this massive upheaval in my life, the sense of loss from my mom and dad, to want to go back to something that I had done before, and sort of [walk] over old paths that I had walked in, felt emotionally unfulfilling, and really the opposite — like I was going to go back and live in these old shoes, in a way. And I didn’t want to do that.”
The Matrix Resurrections arrives in theaters and on HBO Max on December 22, 2021, just in time for the Holiday season.