You cannot imagine the cultural impact that The Matrix brought when it first came out. The idea that we might live in a simulation was something that I thought about often. Also, the concept of bullet time, kung fu and how it launched Keanu Reeves' stardom into the stratosphere.
But that was 22 years ago. While The Matrix (and its sequels) remain a cultural touchstone, it felt as though the story was completed.
Eh, not quite.
There comes a fourth instalment of The Matrix. Called The Matrix Resurrections, it stars Keanu Reeves and Carrie-Anne Moss in their returning roles as Neo and Trinity, respectively. And it looks like Morpheus… isn't played by Laurence Fishburne? What gives? This time Morpheus-lookalike is played by Yahya Abdul-Mateen II (whom was in Aquaman, Candyman and Watchmen… am I seeing a pattern here?)
Welp. We won't have answers until the when the show comes out on December 22. Until then, feel free to wildly speculate about The Matrix Resurrections trailer, shall we?
The Matrix Resurrections is scheduled for release on December 22 in theatres and on HBO Max.