The Matrix 4 is happening. Like it or not, the controversial trilogy will ultimately be extended. Forget that neat little bow at the end of Matrix Revolutions, because change is coming, and almost everyone is coming back. Onboard to direct we have Lana Wachowski. While we are missing her sister Lilly Wachowski this time around, I think both have done enough projects to warrant doing their own projects. At the very least, we have one of the architects of the original vision returning to the fold.
And we can’t forget Carrie-Anne Moss and Keanu Reeves. Both actors were crucial to the original trilogy. While their characters may be as dead as doornails, that hasn’t stopped them for hopping back into this unexpected sequel. We have no idea how they’re back, but they’re back. But what was it about the film that attracted the actors? After all, bringing back dead characters isn’t something that should be done lightly, right? Surely, there was something special that helped bring John Wick himself to this long-dead franchise.
“Lana Wachowski wrote a beautiful script and a wonderful story that resonated with me,” Keanu Reeves told Empire. “That’s the only reason to do it. To work with her again is just amazing. It’s been really special, and the story has, I think, some meaningful things to say, and that we can take some nourishment from.”
So, it was the power of the script that really made an impact. I have to say, I don’t doubt it. While I still am uncertain whether or not The Matrix 4 will live up to any hype, I think it’ll be a unique experience. The Wachowskis are nothing if not bold in the projects they create. Like M. Night Shyamalan they go hard in whatever direction they decide on and fail in ways only they can fail in. If The Matrix 4 does fail, I imagine it will be in pursuit of a story only Lana Wachowski could get behind.
If nothing else, the script was good enough to gain momentum on a project that seemed impossible.
“I never thought that it would happen,” co-star Carrie-Anne Moss told the outlet. “It was never on my radar at all. When it was brought to me in the way that it was brought to me, with incredible depth and all of the integrity and artistry that you could imagine, I was like, ‘This is a gift.’ It was just very exciting.”
As you can probably tell, I’m also a bit excited. Not in a “jumping up and down” kind of way, but more in a “I’m curious to see what happens” kind of way. I’m a huge fan of traditional blockbusters, but when there’s an opportunity to see something that’s big, but a bit off-kilter, I’m usually anxious to see.
What do you think of Reeves’ and Moss’ comments? Are you any more excited to see The Matrix 4? Let us know your thoughts down below!
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