The Merovingian May Return for The Matrix 4
Guys, we have another Matrix film to look forward to. And it looks like it may bring back one of the more intriguing villains from the previous installments, the Merovingian – so long as scheduling doesn’t become an issue.
At least, that’s according to the French outlet Allocine (via Indiewire), who reported that actor Lambert Wilson was in negotiations to make a return, but that the film may conflict with his schedule. So, no, this isn’t an official announcement, but it is exciting to think that the Merovingian could return in some way shape or form as his character was left open-ended after his brief appearance at the beginning of The Matrix Revolutions.
So many questions. Like, will his wife, Persephone (played by Monica Bellucci) appear as well? Will the duo still be providing a safe haven for exiled programs such as vampires? Will he still want the Oracle’s eyes? Why did he want the Oracle’s eyes? And why did he give a long speech about wanting the Oracle’s eyes only to drop the matter altogether when Trinity put a gun to his head?
Should Lambert return he will join a cast that includes Keanu Reeves, Carrie-Anne Moss, Jada Pinkett Smith, as well as newcomers Jessica Henwick, Neil Patrick Harris, Toby Onwumere, and Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, who is rumored to be playing young Morpheus.
Production on The Matrix 4 is scheduled to begin in early 2020. Lana 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.