Keanu Reeves describes The Matrix 4 as a love story
During a recent appearance at BBC’s The One Show which you can check out below, when asked about the highly-anticipated The Matrix 4, franchise star Keanu Reeves continued to praise writer-director Lana Wachowski’s script by describing it as an inspiring love story. While not giving away too much details about the project, the John Wick star also confirmed that the fourth installment won’t be dwelling with the past despite previous fan speculations that Yahya Abdul-Mateen II would reportedly play the young version of Morpheus.
Lana Wachowski co-wrote the script with Aleksander Hemon and David Mitchell, and will direct the film as well. Academy-Award winning cinematographer John Toll (Legends of the Fall, Braveheart) will shoot the highly-anticipated sequel, succeeding Bill Pope who was the cinematographer for The Matrix trilogy.
The Matrix 4 will be featuring the return of Keanu Reeves, Carrie-Anne Moss and Jada Pinkett Smith, reprising their iconic roles as Neo, Trinity and Niobe. The film will also star newcomers Priyanka Chopra Jonas, Jessica Henwick, Neil Patrick Harris, Toby Onwumere, and Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, who is rumored to be playing young Morpheus. It was recently teased that should scheduling work out, Lambert Wilson could possibly return for The Matrix 4 as the villain the Merovingian.
Plot details on the fourth live-action film in The Matrix franchise haven’t been revealed, and given the ending of 2003’s The Matrix Revolutions it’s not a clear cut answer.
Last 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.
Originally scheduled for a May 21, 2021 release, The Matrix 4 has now been pushed back to April 1, 2022, due to the temporary production shutdown caused by the ongoing pandemic.