What else can you really say, except…Woah…
It’s been 20 years since the world was introduced to the mind-bending universe of The Matrix. It’s hard to believe the original film came out in 1999, followed by The Matrix Reloaded and The Matrix Revolutions, both released in 2003. That means 16 years have passed since the franchise last whet our appetites, but the wait is now over.
It was announced that Lana Wachowski will return to write and direct the fourth movie in the series and stars Keanu Reeves and Carrie-Anne Moss will return to play Neo and Trinity.
Warner Bros. executive Toby Emmerich said, “We could not be more excited to be re-entering The Matrix with Lana. 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.”
Production on the new film is supposed to begin in early 2020. The original films in the series are noted for their groundbreaking use of special effects and their intense science-fiction action scenes.
There’s no word yet on whether actor Laurence Fishburne or co-creator Lilly Wachowski will return for the new film. Warner Bros. has been trying to get a new installment of the series off the ground for a few years now, but a spat over producing rights slowed down the process.
This isn’t the only role that Keanu Reeves is reprising. Filming just wrapped on the third installment of the Bill & Ted series that will see Reeves once again play the lovable/clueless lacker Ted “Theodore” Logan. Keanu is everywhere right now…and that’s a good thing!