It was fun seeing Keanu Reeves and Lawrence Fishburne on screen together again in John Wick 2, and it does seem that Reeves is making himself a comeback with this new franchise. However, his biggest franchise is that of The Matrix, and even though the last two movies were not received as well as the original, it was still a fun ride for many fans.
At the end of Matrix 3: Revolutions, Reeves sacrificed his life to give peace to the survivors of the machine, and give everyone a happy ending, seemingly ending the trilogy for good. However, there was a small shred of hope in the last scene when The Oracle (Mary Alice) was asked by Sati (Tanveer K. Atwal):
“Will we ever see him again?” to which she replied, “I suspect so. Someday.”
In speaking with Yahoo Movies, Reeves was asked about Matrix 4 and he gave the surprising answer of, “Yeah,” however it would have to be under the right circumstances. He further responded:
â€œThe Wachowskis would have to be involved, they would have to write it and direct it. And then weâ€™d see what the story is, but yeah, I dunno, thatâ€™d be weird, but why not? People die, stories donâ€™t, people in stories donâ€™t.â€
The Matrix Franchise was huge grossing $1.6 billion dollars worldwide, and Reeves has been on a “Ben Affleck Gigli” slide as of late, but John Wick definitely put him back on the map. I have not seen John Wick 2 yet, but I loved the first installment. I would not mind a properly done Matrix 4 either, but it would have to much more similar to the original. I think the mystery of The Matrix was one of those ground breaking times in cinema when you were slapped in the face that everyone was simply in a big computer simulation, and I would like some type of similar shock to the system.
What do you guys think? Should they let the Matrix franchise die, or revive it with a story as good as the original Matrix?