Neo (Keanu Reeves) and the bullet-riddled resistance against the machines were eventually resurrected in December 2021, courtesy of “The Matrix Resurrections.”
The fourth installment of the mind-bending sci-fi blockbuster grossed around $66 million in its first week (according to Box Office Mojo). It split fans over director and co-writer Lana Wachowski’s return to the ground-breaking franchise.
Even those unimpressed with the newest edition in the series were undoubtedly captivated by the cliffhanger finish reminiscent of the first film (song included). That raises the question: Are the Matrix’s main power couple’s future intentions certain?
Due to long-awaited sequels, numerous series has been resurrected long after being assumed dead, sometimes with astounding results.
For instance, who imagined Sylvester Stallone would resume his role as Rock till the “Creed” franchise? With that in mind, here is what we know about the probability of re-entering “The Matrix.“
The Matrix 5 Release Date
At the moment, there is no evidence that a fifth “Matrix” picture is even in development at WB’s water tower headquarters. As a consequence, there has been no announcement of a release date.
If this does happen, fans should cross their fingers that it occurs sooner rather than later, considering the last film’s extended wait to begin.
With an 18-year gap between “The Matrix Revolutions” and “The Matrix Resurrections,” the goal is that a sequel will arrive within the next decade, providing another dose of high-level thrills and Agent-destroying action.
Naturally, considering that this is a brand that is as much about hope as it is about hardware, WarnerMedia CEO Ann Sarnoff intimated that the chances of a fifth Matrix film are more than you may expect if one crucial actor is engaged. Sarnoff recently told Deadline, “Anytime Lana wants to do a movie, we’re all in.”
The Matrix 5 Expected Plot
As previously stated, with no intentions to re-enter “The Matrix,” any narrative would be speculative, although in slow motion and wearing incredibly great sunglasses.
Of course, we may surmise that after the events of “The Matrix Resurrections,” Trinity and Neo have rejoined and are looking forward to getting back to doing what they do best – destroying the system.
After breaking into The Analyst’s (Neil Patrick Harris) residence — who, one might argue, was the creator of the separation — Trinity insists that the robots maintain their distance.
Meanwhile, Trinity says that she and Neo want to alter a few things to free humanity from the mechanical oppressors that the human race’s heroes once again foiled before flying away.
Naturally, the logical course of action would be for the robots to break their promise, prompting the rejuvenated team to return to action to put things right. All of it culminates in a great showdown with Rage Against the Machine performing one more before the credits roll. Classic.
The Matrix 5 Cast
Thus, this is less a round of fantasy casting for a possible fifth installment of “The Matrix.” Given that the conclusion of “The Matrix Resurrections” showed Trinity to be just as dangerous to the machines as her rule-breaking lover, it seems plausible that both Keanu Reeves and Carrie-Anne Moss would reprise their roles if a fifth film were greenlit.
Additionally, it would be fantastic to see outstanding newbies like Jessica Henwick’s Bug and Yahya Abdul-Mateen II’s Morpheus return to action.
In terms of the old guard, Jada Pinkett Smith’s aging Niobe was an excellent addition to “Resurrections,” as were her interactions with Neo and the freedom fighters’ younger blood.
Her reappearance in a role like Judi Dench’s M in the Bond series would be a welcomed addition. Regarding the remaining original cast members, it would be fantastic to have Hugo Weaving reprise his role as Agent Smith, or any version thereof.
The former adversary expressed sadness at his inability to attend, delegating the tasks to Jonathan Geoff. Perhaps a confrontation between the original model and the current with fresh skin would be thrilling.