As the days pass by, avid fans and moviegoers inch closer and closer to seeing Keanu Reeves reprise his role as Neo in the iconic Matrix franchise. Birthed at the dawn of the century, Reeves alongside directors Lana and Lilly Wachowski took viewers into a futuristic world where everything is a simulation and humanity as we know it has ceased to exist. The film was an instant success and had viewers in awe, leading to two the release of two sequels in 2003 that only built upon the fanfare that its predecessor had created. Now the franchise is ready to make a big return, with the latest trailer for the fourth installment The Matrix Resurrections being unveiled by Warner Brothers earlier this week.
Originally released in 1999, The Matrix starred Keanu Reeves as a man named Neo who discovers reality is not quite as it seems and that humanity is instead living in a simulated reality. The shocking revelation stuns Neo and sends him down a rabbithole unlike any other, setting out on a mission to expose the world for what it really is and break the simulation. The initial trilogy of films is still lauded by critics and fans alike for its unique storyline and imaginative special effects, but Warner Brothers isn’t ready to put an end to The Matrix franchise quite yet. The Matrix Resurrections has been in production since early last year, and in the new trailer for the project we see Reeves relive the realization he first had in the 1999 original film while setting out once again to expose reality for what it really is. Eager fans have been waiting long enough, and now they can expect to see the latest installment of The Matrix franchise when The Matrix Resurrections premieres in theaters and on HBO Max on December 22nd.
A successful Hollywood franchise is like the gift that keeps on giving, and few franchises are as successful as The Matrix. The 1999 original is considered amongst the most iconic films Hollywood has ever produced and the subsequent trilogy had already cemented its place in the history of film. Now Warner Brothers will be expanding upon the acclaimed franchise even further, with The Matrix Resurrections set to debut in a few short weeks.