Hard to believe that even after the Matrix Trilogy came to a close 18 years ago, the film franchise would be living up to its upcoming sequel title. “The Matrix Resurrection” hits theaters in a few weeks, and WB has been keeping eager fans and new audiences in the dark about the film other than Neo (Keanu Reeves) and Trinity (Carrie Ann Moss) making their return to the war between the humans and the machines. Though this latest trailer reveals one of the biggest spoilers of all.
So this report will be relatively short, but you will have two options. Trying to stick with “The Matrix” theme here, so bear with me. You can either continue on reading and see the trailer or you can turn back now and go into the sequel cold.
Now which will you choose.
Option A: Scroll down and see what big surprise you have in store.
Option B: Hit that back button.
And of course, if you are still here reading this, you must be very interested or just don’t care about spoilers.
Doesn’t matter at this point because you are at the point of no return.
The fact is that another major character from “The Matrix” franchise makes their return. But unlike Reeves and Moss who reprise their characters in both body and mind, it seems the enigmatic man played by Jonathan Groff is none other than Agent Smith. Like Morpheus(Yahya Abdul-Mateen II) he’s taken on a different from but still retains much of the spirit and mind of the characters of the previous trilogy.
Still much of the plot itself remains a mystery as does why Morpheus and Agent Smith have taken new forms. Even the official plot synopsis is cryptic.
From visionary filmmaker, Lana Wachowski comes “The Matrix Resurrections,” the long-awaited fourth film in the groundbreaking franchise that redefined a genre. The new film reunites original stars Keanu Reeves and Carrie-Anne Moss in the iconic roles they made famous, Neo and Trinity.
“The Matrix Resurrections” also stars Jessica Henwick (TV’s “Iron Fist,” “Star Wars: Episode VII – The Force Awakens”), Jonathan Groff (“Hamilton,” TV’s “Mindhunter”), Neil Patrick Harris (“Gone Girl”), Priyanka Chopra Jonas (TV’s “Quantico,”), Christina Ricci (TV’s“Escaping the Madhouse: The Nellie Bly Story,” “The Lizzie Borden Chronicles”), Telma Hopkins (TV’s “Dead to Me,”), Eréndira Ibarra (series “Sense8,” “Ingobernable”), Toby Onwumere (TV’s “Empire”), Max Riemelt (series “Sense8”), Brian J. Smith (series “Sense8,” “Treadstone”), and Jada Pinkett Smith (“Angel Has Fallen,” TV’s “Gotham”).
“The Matrix Resurrections” opens in theaters nationwide and on HBO Max via the Ad-Free plan on December 22, 2021; it will be available on HBO Max in 4K UHD, HDR10, Dolby Vision, and Dolby Atmos (English only) on supported devices for 31 days from the theatrical release.