- The first trailer for The Matrix: Resurrections is here.
- The fourth film in the Matrix franchise is the first since 2003’s The Matrix Revolutions
- The Matrix: Resurrections will hit theaters in the United States on December 22.
After rolling out a viral marketing campaign on Tuesday with a website, whatisthematrix.com, that was capable of producing 180,000 unique teaser videos, the first official trailer for The Matrix: Resurrections is here in all of its glory.
As the trailer reveals, Neo — likely due to the blue pills he’s ingesting daily — has all but forgotten his past life as the savior of humanity, with only distant dreams reminding him of who he was. Now, while Neo was killed at the end of The Matrix Revolutions, his body was carried off by the machines, while the Oracle also mentions in the final scene, in the newly rebooted Matrix, that she believes they’ll see Neo again. The door for his return was left open, so it’ll be fascinating to see if this film uses those plot threads from the much-maligned third film.
The Matrix: Resurrections is just one of many massive blockbusters set to come out in the next few months, as the likes of Venom: Let There Be Carnage, Halloween Kills, The Last Duel, Eternals, No Time To Die, Dune, and Spider-Man: No Way Home are all scheduled to hit theaters before the end of the year. If all these release dates hold, it’s a hell of a time to be a movie fan.
Starring Keanu Reeves, The Matrix: Resurrections also features Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Jessica Henwick, Jonathan Groff, Priyanka Chopra, Christina Ricci, Jada Pinkett Smith, Neil Patrick Harris, Lambert Wilson, and Daniel Bernhardt. The film is set to hit theaters and HBO Max in the United States on Wednesday, December 22.
We’ll be breaking down and analyzing the Matrix: Resurrections trailer in full over on the Post-Credit Podcast, so make sure to subscribe and check that out.
On that point, I’m of the opinion that with #TheMatrix4 and two more John Wick films to come — plus Speed and Point Break — that an argument can be made Reeves is the greatest action star of his generation. pic.twitter.com/0L4dzRiwJV
— Eric Italiano (@ericitaIiano) September 7, 2021