22 years after its premiere leaving behind several significant references in the world of cinema, the science fiction epic The Matrix will return at the end of 2021 with its newest installment, The Matrix Resurrections. It’s been a while since we’ve released its initial promotional material, here’s everything we know about The Matrix Resurrections and put together.
Investigate a calibaration has been officially confirmed since 2019
The first thing we learned about The Matrix Resurrections was that it was a huge, very pleasant surprise for a lot of people. The reason is, it’s no secret that after the release of Matrix Revolutions which was intended as the closing chapter of the trilogy saga, on several occasions the filmmakers of the Wachowski brothers stated that The Matrix saga was over and they had no desire to make additional chapters again. However, after rumors circulated about the new project The Matrix, in 2019 WB issued an official release confirming the existence of this project. Unlike in the Matrix trilogy, the fourth act of The Matrix is only directed by Lana Wachowski, while Lilly because she is tired and overwhelmed with other projects they are working on, was forced to not sit on the director’s bench this time.
One of the main components of the success of The Matrix saga is the original cast factor. So, of course, seeing Keanu Reeves and Carrie-Anne Moss return to action as Neo and Trinity is like a dream come true. Despite the absence of Lawrence Fishburne as Morpheus, and the departed Agent Smith of Hugo Weaving, several previously confirmed cast members have been confirmed to continue their roles, such as Jada Pinkett Smith as Niobe, Lambert Wilson as The Merovingian, and Daniel Bernhardt as Agent Johnson. Meanwhile, some of the new faces who will take part already have big names and there is no doubt about the quality of their acting in Hollywood, such as Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Jessica Henwick, Jonathan Groff, Neil Patrick Harris, Priyanka Chopra Jonas, to Christina Ricci.
Is that young Morpheus?
One of the reasons Fishburne may not return is because the Morpheus we know has left. In fact, the character was killed in Matrix Online – an MMORPG that ran from 2005-2009 and is considered canon. In this regard and also one of the most interesting and curious things about The Matrix Resurrections, it relates to the role played by Abdul-Mateen II here. As you can see in the trailer, Abdul-Mateen II looks similar to the younger version of Morpheus Fishburne’s character. Is this Candyman star here playing a young Morpheus?
A new beginning and a new conflict
One of the most interesting parts of the trailer is Neo once again using the name “Thomas” – before he woke up from the Matrix, he believed himself to be a computer programmer named Thomas Anderson. Also, while Trinity initially doesn’t seem to know Neo before, in the scene that shows them in one frame – could it be that he’s been reset or rebooted? Is this a completely new Matrix? Thomas’ choices of taking blue pills – pills that keep you from knowing the truth – such as morning vitamins could indicate that he has purposely returned to life as a human battery or that he is being manipulated and doesn’t remember who he is.
The good and evil camps seem to be swapping positions
The Matrix Revolutions ends in a sort of truce between the machines and the human survivors (after Neo convinces the main machine, “Deus Ex Machina,” that the rogue Agent Smith is the real threat to both worlds). Oracle and Architect share a chat that reveals that humans will now have a choice whether they want to stay connected to the Matrix or not. It’s possible that The Matrix Resurrections will show the situation that humans are now willingly enslaving themselves and how Neo might become an unwelcome threat to the new status quo. However, of course, the truth of this prediction will only be proven when the film is released.
The Matrix Resurrections hits theaters and on HBO Max on December 22, 2021.