It’s been a few months since it was first revealed that another The Matrix movie was on the way, and now details regarding the forth film in the franchise are starting to trickle in.
While information is still relatively slim, it’s safe to assume that it’ll aim to stay true to the OG vibes, as both Keanu Reeves and Carrie-Anne Moss are confirmed to be returning as Neo and Trinity. Whether they’ll keep their iconic black leather trench coats and tiny sunglasses, however, remains to be seen.
In order to keep you up to date, we’ve gathered all the information we have about The Matrix 4 and compiled it below, which should hopefully make your journey down the rabbit hole all the easier.
As mentioned above, Keanu Reeves and Carrie-Anne Moss are set to reprise their roles as Neo and Trinity. Yahya Abdul-Mateen II (Black Mirror) has been confirmed to join the cast in an unknown role, as has Neil Patrick Harris (How I Met Your Mother). Jada Pinkett Smith is reportedly in talks to reprise her role of Niobe, but this hasn’t been confirmed yet.
Lana Wachowski is helming The Matrix 4. She wrote and directed all three previous Matrix pictures — The Matrix, The Matrix Reloaded, and The Matrix Revolutions — with her sister, Lilly, For the fourth, she co-wrote the script alongside authors Aleksandar Hemon (“The Lazarus Project”) and David Mitchell (“Cloud Atlas”).
The release date for The Matrix 4 hasn’t been revealed yet but filming is expected to begin early 2020.
Plot details are currently unknown. However, it has been rumored that a young Morpheus could appear in the movie.
It’s not yet known whether The Matrix 4 will get a specific title. Previous films in the franchise have been The Matrix, The Matrix Reloaded, and The Matrix Revolutions. Perhaps the “R” theme will be continued in the next installment, giving us a title like The Matrix Resurrected or The Matrix Renaissance. The latter is perhaps the most fitting considering franchise directors the Wachowskis produced The Animatrix, a Japanese animation movie based on the original trilogy. The movie compiled nine shorts, two of which were titled The Second Renaissance Part I and The Second Renaissance Part II.
No trailer for The Matrix 4 has dropped yet and probably won’t for a while, but we’ll post it here as soon as it lands.
Want more Matrix? Read our interview with the movie’s costume designer, Kym Barrett, here.