Eighteen years after “The Matrix Reloaded” and “The Matrix Revolutions” ended “The Matrix” trilogy in polarizing fashion among film critics and fans, Lana Wachowski is bringing the iconic action franchise back for a fourth go-around on the big screen with the upcoming fourth installment of “The Matrix.” As revealed at the 2021 CinemaCon, the film is titled “The Matrix: Resurrections,” an appropriate one considering the film will have to explain how main characters Neo and Trinity are now alive, but there’s enough information out there about the secretive fourth “Matrix” installment to get fans excited for its December 22, 2021 release.
Buzz for “The Matrix 4” has surged for quite some time, although it wasn’t until August 19, 2020 that Warner Bros. confirmed the project was official. Before that date, “John Wick” director Chad Stahelski let it slip that Lana Wachowski was returning to the world of “The Matrix” for a new movie. Stahelski was Keanu Reeves’ stunt double on “The Matrix” films.
“I’m super happy that the Wachowskis are not just doing a ‘Matrix,’ but they’re expanding what we all loved,” Stahelski told Yahoo at the time. “And if it’s anywhere near the level of what they’ve already done, it wouldn’t take more than a call to go, ‘Hey, we want you to be a stunt guy’ and I would probably go and get hit by a car.”
With “The Matrix: Resurrections” fast approaching, IndieWire breaks down every major detail we know about the sequel so far. New updates will be added to the below as they are announced.