Watch Keanu Reeves and Carrie-Anne Moss Reunite in First “Matrix Resurrections” Trailer
And welcome Neil Patrick Harris to the cast
On Thursday morning Warner Bros. Pictures released the first official trailer for The Matrix Resurrections, the fourth live-action movie in The Matrix series and first new entry since 2003. While lacking the inventiveness of the teasers released earlier this week — all 180,000 of them — the trailer offers up plenty of nods to the first few films while adding in some new wrinkles.
Who is returning this time around? Actors Keanu Reeves, Carrie-Anne Moss and Jada Pinkett Smith, along with director Lana Wachowski. Who is out? Co-creator and former co-director Lilly Wachowski, along with franchise stars Hugo Weaving and Laurence Fishburne. Prominent new additions? While you might suggest new roles by the likes of Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Jessica Henwick, Jonathan Groff, Neil Patrick Harris, Priyanka Chopra Jonas and Christina Ricci, I say the addition of British novelist David Mitchell (Cloud Atlas) as a co-screenwriter portends good things ahead.
The new trailer is a mishmash of red pills and blue pills, insane action sequences and a lot of “is this real/do we know each other” kind of talk. And lots of allusions to Alice in Wonderland. Anyway, watch it below:
As of now, The Matrix Resurrections plans to follow other Warner Bros. releases and debut in theaters and, for one mont, on HBO Max starting on Dec. 22.
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