Matrix 4 could potentially be on the horizon, here’s what we know so far.
The Matrix was a turning point for movie fans everywhere at the start of the millennium. Although the third part was not the best you have to take into consideration the funding problems that came with it. And then the fact that the main actor in the franchise, Keanu Reeves, dipped into his own pocket to finish the trilogy you get a whole new appreciation for the saga.
Now, fourteen years on from where we left the series there is talk of parts four and even five coming to light. It has been stated repeatedly by the movie’s potential producer/director/writer Zak Penn that these additions are NOT a reboot. They are additions that will be set in the same universe but are not there to replace or redo the original series. As Zak stated “Don’t reboot it, you can’t do better.” I for one agree with him, I’d love to see more stories from the Matrix universe but I don’t think you can top the initial saga.
The reports on the series came about shortly after Keanu Reeves was being interviewed during his promotion of John Wick 2. Here he mentioned that he would dip his toe back into the Matrix world, but the Wachowski videos have to be involved and he has to be happy with the script and the ideas behind it.
Currently there are rumours of Michael B Jordan taking a major role within the new movies and this is something that personally I am very excited to see. There is speculation that he will take the role of a young Morpheus as the films may take a Star Wars route and have prequels to the original trilogy.
Another speculation flying around is that the new films will once again revolutionize action movies as we know them. Except this time they are hoping to enhance the 3D element of movies. The Wachowski brothers are currently talking with the people behind Avatar for the basis and concepts that they have used.
Below is a fan made trailer that has certainly got me hyped for this franchise respawning. Hopefully blowing us all away as it did way back at the start of the millennium. This trailer is calling the film Child of Zion but so far the speculation is that the next film will be titled Matrix Resurrections although this is not set in stone.