First things first: we’ve got an official title for the fourth film in The Matrix franchise — The Matrix: Resurrections.
Now, to the good stuff: on Tuesday night at CinemaCon, Warner Bros. not only announced the title of the film but unveiled the first trailer and it sounds wild.
According to those in the room, the trailer finds an older, bearded, long-haired Neo in a session with his therapist, played by Neil Patrick Harris. Neo, going by his human name Thomas Anderson, asks says to his therapist, “I’ve had dreams that don’t seem like dreams. Am I crazy?” as flashbacks from the original trilogy are shown.
The next scene takes place in a San Fransisco cafe, where Neo and Trinity are seen reuniting… although they don’t seem to recognize each other. Trinity asks him: “Have we met before?”
Finally, the trailer wraps with Neo being approached by Yahya Abdul-Mateen II’s character, who appears to be a young Morpheus. History repeats itself as this mystery man offer Neo a Red Pill — he had previously been taking two blue pills as prescribed by his “therapist” — and the chance to discover the truth, telling him it’s “time to fly.”
Neo takes the red pill and steps through a mirror into the Matrix, ending up in a dojo with Abdul-Mateen’s young Morpheus character, just like he did in the original. Young Morpheus says, “The only thing that matters to you is still here. You’ll never give up,” before the pair start to spar, with Neo tapping into his superhero-esque powers.
From there, the trailer reportedly unleashed its action, teasing the unique set-piece style that fans of the franchise have come to know and love.
The Matrix: Resurrections is easily one of my most anticipated films of 2021, so make sure to keep your eyes peeled for when the trailer officially drops.
At this time, The Matrix: Resurrections — which stars Keanu Reeves, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Jessica Henwick, Jonathan Groff, Priyanka Chopra, Christina Ricci, Jada Pinkett Smith, and Daniel Bernhardt — is set to hit theaters and HBO Max in the United States on December 22.