After 18 years of ready, Matrix fans will finally be able to return to the world of white rabbits and spoon-bending.

Rumors a few fourth Matrix movie first started circulating in 2017, however Warner Bros. didn’t formally affirm the information till August 2019. At that time, Lana Wachowski, who cowrote and codirected the primary three films together with her sister Lilly Wachowski, signed on to direct The Matrix Resurrections alone. The franchise’s stars Keanu Reeves and Carrie-Ann Moss additionally agreed to reprise their roles as Neo and Trinity, respectively.

Although The Matrix Resurrections will doubtless be one of many largest films of 2021, franchise newcomer Neil Patrick Harris stated it didn’t really feel that method throughout filming.

“You'll assume {that a} big film could be 100 % storyboarded, animatics, and we’d be checking off pictures,” the How I Met Your Mother alum instructed Variety in February 2021. “I believe [Lana] lived that earlier than 3 times over, and I'd suspect that she desires to do issues her personal method now. It wasn’t typically that you simply felt that you simply have been doing one thing gigantic as a result of she made it really feel very intimate.”

When The Matrix hit theaters in 1999, it turned an instantaneous sci-fi basic, beloved by followers and critics alike. Viewers additionally praised the film for its groundbreaking visible results — which now appear commonplace however have been revolutionary on the time. In 2000, the movie took house 4 Oscars, together with Greatest Visible Results and Greatest Movie Modifying.

The solid have remained tight-lipped in regards to the plot of the fourth film, however Jessica Henwick has stated that she thinks Lana’s filmmaking expertise will as soon as once more be entrance and middle.

“Lana is doing a little actually attention-grabbing issues on a technical stage in the identical method that, you already know, she created a method again then,” the actress instructed ComicBook.com in October 2020. “I believe she’s going to vary the business once more with this movie. There’s some digital camera rigs that I’ve by no means seen earlier than that we’re utilizing. That’s in all probability all I can say for that.”

Reeves, for his half, is thrilled to be returning to the function that made him into a bona fide action star. “Lana Wachowski wrote a fantastic script and a beautiful story that resonated with me,” he instructed Empire magazine in June 2020. “That’s the one cause to do it. To work together with her once more is simply superb. It’s been actually particular, and the story has, I believe, some significant issues to say, and that we are able to take some nourishment from.”

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