Prepare yourselves to re-enter The Matrix because a fourth installment is coming soon and Keanu Reeves will reprise his role as Neo. Carrie-Anne Moss is also back as Trinity.
Lana Wachowski will also return as writer and director on The Matrix 4. She was the writer and director of the original trilogy along with her sister, Lilly.
Early reports are that the role of Morpheus, originally played by Laurence Fishbourne, will go to a younger actor. Fishbourne just worked with Keanu Reeves, not on The Matrix, but Keanu’s other amazing movie franchise — John Wick franchise. Maybe Will Smith could finally get his shot at being in The Matrix after turning down a role 20 years ago?
“Many of the ideas Lilly and I explored 20 years ago about our reality are even more relevant now,” said Lana. “I’m very happy to have these characters back in my life and grateful for another chance to work with my brilliant friends.
Warner Bros. Picture Group chairman Toby Emmerich was ecstatic about having Lana on board for the upcoming project. “We could not be more excited to be re-entering The Matrix with Lana,” Emmerich said. “Lana is a true visionary— a singular and original creative filmmaker— and we are thrilled that she is writing, directing and producing this new chapter in The Matrix universe.”
But what exact direction the new Matrix will go in is not yet known. And don’t get too excited because there is no release date yet. The only details is that The Matrix 4 is expected to start production in early 2020.
This year is the 20th anniversary of the original Matrix movie, which hit theaters on March 31, 1999, became a cultural phenomenon and raked in $460 million at the global box office. The Matrix Reloaded ($742.1 million at the worldwide box office) debuted on May 15, 2003, and The Matrix Revolutions ($427.3 million at the worldwide box office) was released on November 5, 2003, both movies were filmed back-to-back.