Keanu Reeves fans are hopeful for a better 2021 as the actor gears up for two massive projects, The Matrix's fourth installment and John Wick: Chapter 4. While it was earlier confirmed that the fifth part of Reeve's John Wick is already in talks, not much was heard about the famous Matrix film.
However, the actor has finally shared what to expect from the upcoming Matrix 4. Reeves provided a few interesting teases for the highly-anticipated sequel during a visit this week on BBC’s The One Show. Reeves, who is reprising his franchise role as Neo in the Lana Wachowski-directed project. The actor described the screenplay as “a beautiful script that is a love story, it’s inspiring.” The actor added, “It’s another version of a kind of call to wake up and it has some great action. All will be revealed.”
The relationship between Reeves’ Neo and Carrie-Anne Moss’ Trinity was a driving force in the narrative of the original Matrix trilogy, and both actors have signed on to reprise their roles in the fourth movie. From what Reeves hints at, the love story between Neo and Trinity could be the backbone of The Matrix 4. The original trilogy ended with Neo’s presumable death, or as Reeves shared, “Things looked a little dire for Neo.” Trinity and Neo finding their way back to each other after years apart to prevent some kind of evil threat seems like a natural entry point for the upcoming film.
When asked by if The Matrix 4 would be a prequel and show events from before the original 1999 movie, Reeves only provided this tease, “No, no. No going in the past.” Rumors have circulated for months that Matrix 4 cast member Yahya Abdul-Mateen II is starring as a younger version of Morpheus, leading to speculation the plot will travel into the past. Reeves’ answer would appear to shut those theories down, although a younger Morpheus could certainly pop up in the present or the future given the reality-bending nature of The Matrix.
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