A franchise which left quite a mark on its audience
Since it’s debut, The Matrix franchise has aged like fine wine. The franchise was written and directed by The Wachowskis. The franchise contains three movies. The first movie of the franchise, titled “The Matrix”, was released in 1999. Due to its success, the first movie was followed by two sequels called “The Matrix Reloaded” and “The Matrix Revolutions”. Both the sequels were released back in 2003. The first movie was extremely successful. The movie was able to generate $460 million worldwide with a budget of $63 million. Reloaded was a big hit and earned almost $740 million worldwide and became the highest-grossing R-rated film. Reloaded held the title of highest-grossing R-rated film for 13 years, until the release of “Deadpool”. Revolutions made $427 million worldwide which was a little less than the first movie. And now finally returning after 18 years the teaser for the trailer was released online recently.
Pick a pill. The choice is yours
A site was launched on Tuesday for the promotion of the upcoming Matrix film, titled “The Matrix Resurrections”. If you visit the site whatisthematrix.com, you will be given a choice to either pick the red pill or blue pill. Depending on the pill you pick and the time of the day you’re visiting the site, a different footage will be shown to you. If you take the red pill, taking a Morpheus-like role, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II will narrate how the world that you’re living in right now is not what it seems. If you take the blue pill Neil Patrick Haris will narrate, telling you that your mind is having trouble separating reality from fiction.
The website contains over 180,000 clips of footage from the upcoming movie. So, whenever you select one of the two pills a different clip will be played out for you. One of the teasers also teases the return of Keanu Reeves as Neo. A full-length trailer is releasing on September 9, Thursday at 6 AM PT/2 PM UK time. Recently, the release date for the movie was also revealed. The release date for the movie is December 22, 2021.
Neo and trinity return but something is not right
Last month at the CinemaCon 2021 the trailer for the movie was shown to the audience. And according to that trailer both Neo and Trinity do not seem to remember the events of the trilogy. The last movie of the trilogy, “The Matrix Revolutions”, ended with the death of both Neo and Trinity. It will be interesting to see how they will bring back Neo and Trinity. Keanu Reeves and Carrie-Anne Moss are both returning for the role of Neo and Trinity.
Jada Pinkett Smith, Lambert Wilson and Daniel Bernhardt are all also returning for the role of Niobe, The Merovinigian and Agent Johnson. The new additions to the cast are, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Priyanka Chopra, Andrew Caldwell, Jonathan Groff, Neil Patrick Harris, Jessica Henwick, Ellen Hollman, Eréndira Ibarra, Toby Onwumere, Max Riemelt, Christina Ricci, and Brian J. Smith. Laurence Fishburne does not seem to be returning it seems unless his role has been kept a secret. “The Matrix Resurrections” will be simultaneously released in theatres and on HBO Max on December 22, 2021.