The Matrix 4 wasn’t intended to come out one year from now, yet in an amazing move (considering all the postpones at this moment), it has now been pushed ahead to one year from now.
In far better news, the film is authoritatively back underway after a recording deferral and Keanu Reeves has even been envisioned with a recognizable buzzcut, recommending that the film will head outside the Matrix.
The Matrix 4 was authoritatively declared in August 2019 with Lana Wachowski composing and coordinating the new film. Reeves and Carrie-Anne Moss are back, yet Laurence Fishburne and Hugo Weaving presumably won’t be for reasons we’ll go into.
So immediately, here’s beginning and end you have to think about The Matrix 4.
The Matrix 4 cast: Who is in The Matrix 4?
As we’ve mentioned, Keanu Reeves and Carrie-Anne Moss are back as Neo and Trinity, despite both characters being dead at the end of The Matrix Revolutions.
There were unconfirmed rumours that he would be playing a younger version of Morpheus, but Abdul-Mateen II won’t spill any secrets even though .
While making the Matrix films, the Wachowskis told their close collaborators that they, at the time, had no intention of making another film in the series after The Matrix Revolutions.In February 2015, in interviews promoting Jupiter Ascending, Lilly Wachowski called a return to The Matrix a “particularly repelling idea in these times”, noting the studios’ tendency to green-light sequels, reboots, and adaptations over original material, while Lana Wachowski, addressing rumors about a potential reboot, said they had not heard anything but believed the studio might be looking to replace them.
In March 2017, The Hollywood Reporter wrote that Warner Bros. was in early stages of developing a relaunch of the franchise, with Zak Penn in talks to write a treatment, and interest in getting Michael B. Jordan attached to star. Neither of the Wachowskis were involved at that stage, although the studio had hoped for their blessing. The notion of a reboot or remake was denounced by Penn, and ideas for stories set in the already established universe were explored, including, reportedly, a prequel film about a young Morpheus or from a descendant of his.In March 2018, Penn said he was working on a revival of the franchise and teased the possibility of an expanded universe. Penn clarified in October 2019 that he had been working on one of two Matrix projects at Warner Bros., and that his work was separate from the planned film.
In May 2019, it was reported that Chad Stahelski, who worked as stunt coordinator on the previous Matrix films, claimed that at least one of the sisters was involved with a new Matrix film, although he was not sure whether they would be directing it. Shortly later, Stahelski clarifed he was talking hypothetically and didn’t mean to confirm their involvement.
Keanu Reeves and Carrie-Anne Moss film a motorcycle scene in the Financial District of San Francisco under the direction of Lana Wachowski.
The film was officially announced by Warner Bros. on August 20, 2019. Lana Wachowski would return as sole director, with Reeves and Moss confirmed to reprise their roles. The script was written by Wachowski, Aleksandar Hemon and David Mitchell, who had previously written the series finale of Sense8 together. The Wachowskis also previously directed the film adaptation of Mitchell’s novel Cloud Atlas. Lilly Wachowski was not involved with the film due to work on the Showtime series Work in Progress, but gave her blessing to those involved to come up with a story even “better than the original.” John Toll was hired to serve as cinematographer that same month. Toll had previously acted as cinematographer for the Wachowskis on Cloud Atlas, Jupiter Ascending and Sense8. In October 2019, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II was cast in the film, with some sources speculating he would be playing a young Morpheus, while Neil Patrick Harris was added in an undisclosed role. Jada Pinkett Smith entered negotiations to reprise her role as Niobe, with Jessica Henwick entering negotiations to join in an undisclosed role. Pinkett-Smith and Henwick would be confirmed in December, along with the additions of Jonathan Groff and Toby Onwumere.
In January 2020, Eréndira Ibarra was cast, with Priyanka Chopra entering final negotiations.That same month, Lambert Wilson, who played The Merovingian in the sequels, revealed he was in negotiations to return. Hugo Weaving, who starred in the franchise as Agent Smith, was originally approached to reprise his role, but he had scheduling conflicts with his involvement in Tony Kushner’s theatrical adaptation of The Visit, leading Wachowski to conlude that the dates would not work after staying in touch with Weaving for a while. Laurence Fishburne later announced that he was not asked to reprise his role as Morpheus. Chopra and Wilson’s castings were confirmed in February, along with the additions of Andrew Caldwell, Brian J. Smith and Ellen Hollman.Joe Pantoliano, who appeared in the original film as Cypher, expressed interest in reprising his role despite his character’s death in the first installment and messaged Lana Wachowski about the possibility of bringing him back, but received no response from her.