The Matrix Resurrections will be hitting theaters and HBO Max this Christmas.
We are just two weeks out from the release of one of the biggest movies of the year: The Matrix Resurrections. The movie is the fourth in the franchise and the first since the derided Matrix Revolutions in 2003.
On Monday, December 6th, Warner Bros. released the latest (and probably) last trailer for the movie which will feature a very John Wick-looking Keanu Reeves, Carrie-Anne Moss, and Jada Pinkett Smith revisiting their roles. Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Neil Patrick Harris, Jessica Henwick, Christina Ricci, and more were also added to the cast. This movie will be directed by Lana Wachowski (the first three were directed by her and her sister Lilly.)
The movie seems like a reset. Neo does not remember his past battles and he has to, once again, take the red pill for the first time. (Of course, if you’re a fan of the movie you know that the red pill is the road to freedom while the blue pill is a path full of ignorance and comfort. In later years, the pill stuff would become much more problematic.) Lawrence Fishburne, who famously played Morpheus, will not be returning; Fishburne said he was not asked to return. Instead, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II will be playing the role of a mentor for Neo.
The big reveal in the latest trailer is that Neo will, once again, be teaming up with Trinity (which seems a bit complicated, since — spoiler alert — they both kinda died in the last Matrix movie.) The other revel is that actor Jonathan Groff (best known for his work in Mindhunter) will be playing an Agent Smith-like foil to Neo and Trinity.
Matrix Resurrections will hit theaters and HBO Max on December 22, 2021 (making it a Christmas movie.) Check out the latest trailer below.