Jessica Henwick in talks to join Matrix 4 in lead role
Deadline is reporting that Jessica Henwick (Iron Fist, Game of Thrones, Monster Problems) is in talks to join The Matrix 4 in a lead role.
The outlet notes that director and co-writer Lana Wachowski is seeking a “female-like Neo character” for the fourth installment of the franchise, though it has not yet been confirmed who Henwick would play.
Henwick would join a cast that includes Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Neil Patrick Harris, and returning cast members Keanu Reeves and Carrie-Anne Moss. It was recently announced that Jada Pinkett Smith is also in talks to reprise her character Niobe in Warner Bros. sequel.
Production on the film is scheduled to begin in early 2020, Wachowski co-wrote the script with Aleksander Hemon and David Mitchell and will direct the film as well.
Plot details on the film also haven’t been revealed, and given the ending of 2003’s The Matrix Revolutions, it’s not a clear cut answer.
Earlier this year we asked our readers if they were interested in more movies in the series, with 69% of those voting saying “Yes!” In a secondary poll, 58% said they wanted to see a continuation of the series. Looks like they’ll be getting what they wanted!
The three previous films—The Matrix (1999), The Matrix Reloaded (2003) and The Matrix Revolutions (2003)—have earned more than $1.6 billion at the global box office and were all top-10 domestic hits in their respective years of release. The Matrix Revolutions was also the first film ever to release simultaneously in every major country at the same hour around the world.