It’s been more than 20 years since the original Matrix dazzled audiences. It looks like both Keanu Reeves and Carrie-Anne Moss are reprising their roles as Neo and Trinity, alongside some fresh faces in Candyman‘s Yahya Abdul-Mateen II and Underwater‘s Jessica Henwick (sporting a fresh blue hairdo). Once again, Thomas Anderson is realizing the world around him isn’t quite what it seems. Just like before, others will show up to hopefully help him find his way, all to the tune of a sweet remix of Jefferson Airplane’s White Rabbit.
So, it looks like we might be in another cycle of the One here? Anyone who saw the Matrix Reloaded should recall that there were at least 6 previous Ones before Thomas Anderson, a.k.a. “Neo” came along. What I’m curious about is how this is going to be with all the background changes. The Wachowski’s have usually made their films as a pair, from Bound to Speed Racer to Cloud Atlas. This time around, Lana’s on her own in the directing duties, though we also have Sense8 writers Aleksandar Hemon and David Mitchell on board. That should bring some familiarity to fill in the space where Lilly Wachowski would be. My first thought is that it might be like a Christopher Nolan film without his brother Jonathan on board, but we’ll see how it goes. Musically, there’s also a change. Instead of Don Davis, we have Cloud Atlas‘ Tom Tykwer & Johnny Klimek on board.
The Matrix Resurrections also stars Jonathan Groff (Frozen), Christina Ricci (The Addams Family), Priyanka Chopra Jonas (Baywatch), Neil Patrick Harris (Gone Girl), Daniel Bernardt (Nobody, The Matrix Reloaded), Lambert Wilson (The Matrix Reloaded), Erindira Ibarra (Sense8), and Jada Pinkett Smith (The Matrix Reloaded)
The film will release in theatres and HBO Max this Christmas.