The fourth instalment in the iconic Matrix franchise has had fans buzzing with questions and this new trailer doesn’t really answer much but it does look cool. Considering how stylish the original films were, this is a good sign.
So we’re aware that Keanu Reeves (Neo) and Carrie Anne-Moss (Trinity) were returning to the new film title The Matrix: Resurrections, and the film looks like it’s going to focus on them and not so much a new cast. One thing this trailer did is confirm is that Laurence Fishburne will not be reprising his role as Morpheus.
This trailer has really only led to new questions and theories about the film, which is good. Trailers that give away a film’s plot are a cancer on the industry and thankfully the marketing team behind the Matrix know what they’re doing. Thankfully, they’re generating hype by leaving more questions the audience will only figure out once the film comes out. Theory videos are very popular on YouTube after all.
It seems that the film will revel in some nostalgia for the first film in particular, but given the nature of the Matrix, repeating similar actions to the first film is likely to be plot relevant. Considering that before the first film there were a handful of Matrix iterations, each with their own version of “The One,” it stands to reason that this might be just that, another iteration of the Matrix which allows Neo to be resurrected.
This is all speculation, however, as that theory doesn’t really explain Yahya Abdul-Mateen II’s role as a younger Morpheus.
The film also stars Jada Pinkett Smith, Neil Patrick Harris, Andrew Caldwell, Priyanka Chopra, Jonathan Groff, Jessica Henwick, Ellen Hollman, Eréndira Ibarra, Toby Onwumere, Christina Ricci, Max Riemelt and Brian J. Smith.
The Lana Wachowski directed film will release in cinemas on December 22.
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