If you have been to the cinemas lately it is very possible that the first official trailer for the long-awaited The Matrix Resurrections (2021). In that first trailer, we could see after almost two decades Keanu Reeves and Carrie-Anne Moss once again as their most iconic characters Neo and Trinity, and a new and younger Morpheus as the trainer and carrier of the two famous pills, blue and red.
The Matrix Resurrections (2021) is a continuation of the story established in the first film The Matrix (1999). The story ventures back into the Matrix and goes even deeper down the rabbit hole. A mind-bending new adventure with action and epic scale, it’s set in a familiar yet even more provocative world where reality is more subjective than ever and all that’s required to see the truth is to free your mind.
This time, Lana Wachowski has been the writer, producer, and director of the new film. According to her, the decision to bring back Neo and Trinity for the sequel was inspired by the loss of both of her parents, who died only five weeks apart, and a close friend. The writing process was her way of comforting herself in the face of death. She also defines Neo and Trinity as the two most important characters in her life. For Lily Wachowski, on the other hand, her decision not to return to The Matrix was due to the grief she was in for the same reasons. Aleksandar Hemon and David Mitchell, her collaborators in the Sense8 (2015–2018) TV series, have also participated in the screenplay.
Besides Keanu Reeves and Carrie-Anne Moss being the main stars of the film, The Matrix Resurrections (2021) is also starring Jessica Henwick, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Christina Ricci, Ellen Hollman, Priyanka Chopra, Jonathan Groff, Neil Patrick Harris, Eréndira Ibarra, and the returns of Daniel Bernhardt as Agent Johnson, Jada Pinkett Smith as Niobe, and Lambert Wilson as Merovingian. Hugo Weaving was originally approached to reprise his role as Agent Smith, but he had to turn it down due to scheduling conflicts with other films.
The Matrix Resurrections (2021) is Rated R for violence and some language. The movie is scheduled for an international release on December 22, 2021, by Warner Bros. Pictures. Watch here its second official trailer.