What is a better Christmas gift to a movie buff than taking them to see the new fourth Matrix movie? Nothing, trust me. I would know. The long-awaited movie is coming to theaters and HBO Max on Dec. 22 and I already can not wait. Warner Bros. Pictures just released their first official trailer of The Matrix Resurrections, leaving awaiting audiences starstruck.
After an 18 year hiatus and debate between fans about whether or not there will be a new movie, it is just about here, and this is what we have to expect. It seems that many classic characters have returned, and there are a plethora of new faces added to the franchise. What we do know is that Lana Wachowski is directing this new movie without her sister Lilly. Despite initial worries about losing the integrity of the series, fans are no longer concerned after watching the action-packed trailer.
Unfortunately, the trailer does not entirely clue us in on what will happen in The Matrix Resurrections. From what we saw, it is clear that Neo (Keanu Reeves) is now going by his past name, "Thomas Anderson," while many of the other characters are also confused about who they are. With the characters back in the simulation, we see Anderson prescribed the tell-tale blue pills. However, once he stops taking them and is reintroduced to the red pill, he slowly remembers his past. With that, his eyes are finally open and Neo is back down the metaphorical rabbit hole.
What I am most excited to see, as many fans on Twitter are, is the reuniting of original characters. Especially between Neo and Trinity (Carrie-Anne Moss), who audiences saw die during The Matrix Revolutions. A number of speculations and theories are flying around with all the twists and unexpected turns in the trailer. I have a couple of my own and I can not wait to see if I was right on Dec. 22. On an unrelated note, does someone have an HBO Max account I can borrow?
Watch the trailer below:
The Matrix Resurrections was written by Lana Wachowski, David Mitchell and Aleksandar Hemon. In addition to Wachowski, Grant Hill and James McTeigue serve as producers. It also stars Yahya Abdul Mateen II, Jessica Henwick, Jonathan Groff, Neil Patrick Harris, Priyanka Chopra Jonas, Christina Ricci and Jada Pinkett Smith.