FEATURES: Keanu Reeves returns as Neo for Matrix 4
August 21, 2019 Franchesca Rivera
Are you ready to re-enter the Matrix with Keanu Reeves in ‘Matrix 4’? Well, you better be because he’ll be back as Neo!
So it looks like John Wick is taking up the mantle of Neo yet again, in a fourth installment of the ‘Matrix ‘movie franchise. It’s been 20 years since Keanu Reeves first took on the role of Neo. And it has just been officially announced that the ‘Matrix 4’ is now in the works!
I don’t know about you but I am ready to see Keanu in reality-bending stunts again. Keanu Reeves and Carrie Ann Moss reprise their roles as Neo and Trinity! It’s been officially announced that a fourth movie set in the world of ‘The Matrix’ is now in the works. They also announced that they will hopefully begin production by 2020. Although fans have been asking about what will happen to the character ‘Morpheus’? Since there has been no news that Laurence Fishburne will be taking the role. So it has been discussed that they may re-cast for a younger actor. Although Warner Brothers have said that they’ve been trying to get The Matrix movie series up and running again for the last few years. But we may also take Keanu Reeves’ successful summer into account for the ‘Matrix 4’.
You will be glad to hear that the ‘Matrix 4’ will still be directed and written by Lana Wachowski, and her sister Lilly will be giving a hand as well. Although we wonder how their transitioning as transwomen will reflect in the movie. As we know, The Matrix is a film about virtual reality and often presented subtleties of social issues. So it’s intriguing to think about how the former Wachowski Brothers will present the ‘Matrix 4’ from their new perspectives in life as transwomen. The call for representation in the media is strong right now, and we feel that this may be an important detail to the future success of the ‘Matrix 4’.
Red Pill or Blue Pill?
The first ‘Matrix’ movie debuted 20 years ago in 1999 and earned $460 million worldwide. It was so well received that it won four academy awards! The question is, will the fourth installment be just as successful? Red pill or Blue pill; will it hit or miss? Since a lot of moviegoers today are from the younger generation, there’s a good chance a large percentage has not seen the ‘Matrix’. Maybe Keanu Reeves’ recent successes on the ‘John Wick’ franchise will draw in new and younger fans for the ‘Matrix 4’.
Despite the little information we know. And the lack of information on who’s going to be cast as Morpheus. The ‘Matrix 4’ looks very promising. And gives us the opportunity to rewatch the original movies. Time to bring out the popcorn!