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The Matrix 4 Trailer: Keanu Reeves Returns as Neo

The Matrix Resurrections, the fourth instalment in The Matrix franchise has finally dropped its highly anticipated trailer. The original Matrix Trilogy introduced the audience to a whole new genre of science fiction and mind-bending perception of reality; that is still revered almost two decades later. Expectations are riding high on The Matrix Resurrections and if the trailer is anything to go by, it seems like we are heading to an out-of-the-world experience. 

Even though The Matrix Revolutions (2003) wrapped up the trilogy written and directed by the Wachowskis; it seems that it’s time to plug into The Matrix once again. After years of speculations and rumours, we are finally returning to a world of red pills, blue pills and mind-bending storytelling. The Matrix Resurrections is a fitting title since it’s resurrecting the series almost 20 years later. 

The trailer features Keanu Reeves and Carrie-Anne Moss who reprise their role as Neo and Trinity respectively. Bollywood star Priyanka Chopra Jonas also appears in the trailer and seems to be aiding Neo on his journey. Laurence Fishburne (Morpheus) isn’t part of the film but the character played by Yahya Abdul-Mateen II seems eerily close to Morpheus; perhaps a younger version of him?

The trailer pays several homages to the original trilogy with Neo stopping bullets mid-air, fights in dojos and high-speed action sequences among several others. It will be interesting to see how the events of the movie will unfold as a film seems like a combination of a sequel and a soft reboot. 

While the trailer doesn’t drop many clues regarding the plot, it seems that both Neo (Keanu Reeves) and Trinity (Carrie-Anne Moss) have forgotten the events from the trilogy. Moreover, Neo’s classic clean-cut look is replaced with a beard and long hair; though Keanu’s John Wick look seems aptly suitable for The Matrix. 

While The Wachowskis (Lana and Lilly Wachowskis) directed The Matrix trilogy, the fourth instalment will be solely directed by Lana Wachowski. 

The Matrix Resurrections will be released in cinemas and on HBO Max simultaneously on December 22, 2021.