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Keanu Reeves, Carrie-Anne Moss returning for fourth Matrix movie

By midian182 · 43 replies
Aug 21, 2019
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  1. Variety writes that production on the next Matrix will begin in 2020 and see franchise co-creator Lana Wachowski return as director, co-writer, and co-producer. Her co-creator sister Lilly reportedly won’t be involved in the project.

    “Many of the ideas Lilly and I explored 20 years ago about our reality are even more relevant now,” Wachowski said in a statement. “I’m very happy to have these characters back in my life and grateful for another chance to work with my brilliant friends.”

    Sci-fi novelists Aleksandar Hemon and David Mitchell will co-write the script.

    Back in 2017, there were reports that Warner Bros. was looking to reboot the Matrix, with Black Panther’s Michael B. Jordan rumored to be taking the lead, possibly as a younger Morpheus.

    There’s no word on what the upcoming movie’s plot might entail, or who will take on the role of Morpheus, a part originally played by Laurence Fishburne.

    The much-loved first Matrix movie brought in over $460 million worldwide, and while many found the sequels to be disappointing, the franchise still made more than $1.6 billion.

    As a perfect way to get you in the mood for the next Matrix, the original is being shown at AMC’s Dolby Cinemas across the US from August 30 for one week only.

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  2. QuantumPhysics

    QuantumPhysics TS Evangelist Posts: 1,586   +1,188

    This is ridiculous.

    The first movie was ground breaking, instantly classic and brilliant.

    Regardless what anyone says: the second movie was a complete mess.

    The third movie was a bigger mess.

    Yes the 2nd and 3rd movie created a story arc and concluded it, but when you really think about it, the first movie did not need a sequel.

    We used to have this thing called: "imagination".
    Last edited: Aug 22, 2019
    VBKing, EClyde, Mugsy and 4 others like this.
  3. JB3543

    JB3543 TS Enthusiast Posts: 35   +39

    Wildly overrated movies...
    VBKing and EClyde like this.
  4. Skjorn

    Skjorn TS Maniac Posts: 404   +226

    I'm disregarding what you say
    loki1944, TheDreams, mshrf and 3 others like this.
  5. QuantumPhysics

    QuantumPhysics TS Evangelist Posts: 1,586   +1,188

  6. Uncle Al

    Uncle Al TS Evangelist Posts: 5,684   +4,028

    Yeah, the first was by far the best, especially since it presented a unique idea but unfortunately, like so many other "series movies" they just could not duplicate an equally fascinating storyline followed by superb acting. Now, the real mess will come when somebody decides it's time for a remake of the original!
    EClyde likes this.
  7. Burty117

    Burty117 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 3,535   +1,337

    Ssshh, stop giving Hollywood ideas!
    EClyde, Seraphim401, Gmachine and 3 others like this.
  8. Kibaruk

    Kibaruk TechSpot Paladin Posts: 3,816   +1,180

    Second movie was CGI fest, which was entertaining but that's about it, the third one... well, people needed closure, it was awful awful awful closure, I would've definitely preferred to have it end with the first one when Neo made the call and that was it. I can't un-watch that lame behind "sexy" party, Keanu's doll hitting a lot of air as he goes against the Smiths, the kid with the robot holding the fort... too much man too much.

    I also remember when they were the Wachowski brothers...

    Let's hope they stop massacring the first movie and make a good one.
  9. treetops

    treetops TS Evangelist Posts: 2,644   +611

    The whole thing is silly if you think about it, they used us a power source? You know there are other animals right, like cows? They could have also just idk used real life chains instead of some intricate mind game reality world. Or physically disabled our bodies from birth. I loved The Matrix, but it needs a better premise.

    Matrix 4, free the cows!
    Andromadus and ForgottenLegion like this.
  10. Gars

    Gars TS Booster Posts: 243

    C'mon, sell it to Disney - they know how to make it ''better''
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  11. Nero7

    Nero7 TS Evangelist Posts: 498   +236

    Pure Gold (especially in german)

    Keep on hating on the follow ups. Thats all internet shenanighans. People love the trilogy. It was a perfect chabad fantasy. Worthy of a Shaver Mystery.

    I guess Matrix 4 will take us to the moon and beyond.
    Last edited: Aug 21, 2019
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  12. mctommy

    mctommy TS Guru Posts: 307   +69

    Beam me up scotty!
  13. netman

    netman TS Evangelist Posts: 378   +132

    Actually from all other sci-fi squeal movies Matrix was the best and still is....and the $1.6 billion sell is the indicative of this fact...So if you didn't like the 2nd or 3rd movies you are in very tiny minority...
    Karlos95, toooooot and Charles Olson like this.
  14. cliffordcooley

    cliffordcooley TS Guardian Fighter Posts: 11,580   +5,139

    I'll give you all a chance. What movies have you all written? I'd like to compare them to Matrix. That way I'd know to give your comment weight or ignore it.
    Karlos95, havok585 and Charles Olson like this.
  15. ForgottenLegion

    ForgottenLegion TS Guru Posts: 430   +430

    Didn't Neo and Trinity die at the end of Matrix Revolutions?
  16. ShagnWagn

    ShagnWagn TS Guru Posts: 839   +644

    I much prefer it to be a prequel than a sequel such as a similar timeline how they found Morpheus as they did with Neo. Perhaps ending with the Oracle telling Morpheus he would find "The One". I think if they jump back further it will disconnect the audience from the flow.

    Animatrix was kind of a prequel, but way too far out weird, and didn't really do much explaining things to me.The short stories were a bit too short for my liking. To each his own.
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  17. j05hh

    j05hh TS Addict Posts: 187   +57

    They were good for their period, but I agree bad sequels.
  18. cldmstrsn

    cldmstrsn TS Addict Posts: 182   +129

    So Neo isnt dead then?
  19. Alexmx

    Alexmx TS Enthusiast Posts: 41   +14

    Most of that is explained in the animatrix series.
  20. Alexmx

    Alexmx TS Enthusiast Posts: 41   +14

    Trinity died in the ship crash, Neo, afaik, was reabsorbed into the matrix.
  21. toooooot

    toooooot TS Evangelist Posts: 952   +453

    That's where you also add, but these few movies however are something everybody should watch!
    Entertain us, list some rightly recognized and rightly rated movies.
  22. toooooot

    toooooot TS Evangelist Posts: 952   +453

    So we are not only looking at a continuing story of the series but also at who would make a better movie, man or woman while being the same person.
    This war of genders is gonna be intense.
  23. Nero7

    Nero7 TS Evangelist Posts: 498   +236

    After death comes rebirth.

    When Agent Smith transfered his digital mind into the brain of a human and converted his presence into the physical world outside of the digital one, that was phantastic.

    He became a virus and infected the entire matrix, he would have proceeded to do the same in other dimensions.

    Wasn't Tron and the Lawnmoaner man movie about the same?
  24. QuantumPhysics

    QuantumPhysics TS Evangelist Posts: 1,586   +1,188

    Based on the rules of the movie, Mr. Smith was able to "get out" of the matrix by transferring his consciousness into a human. Thing is:

    #1 That doesn't work with anyone not connected to the matrix

    #2 In the Real world there are only so many bodies to infect - and not enough food or energy resources to keep them alive

    #3 Neo destroyed Oracle Smith and by doing so the rest of the Smith clones.
  25. MannerMauler

    MannerMauler TS Addict Posts: 213   +56

    I just want to know... What does this have to do with technology?
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