The fourth instalment in the Matrix franchise, helmed by Lana Wachowski, comes almost 18 years after the last film’s release.
Warner Brothers’ latest trailer drop will certainly make viewers question if they’re experiencing a glitch in the matrix. After a long wait rife with anxious anticipation, the studios has finally revealed the trailer for Lana Wachowski’s The Matrix Resurrections online, which was first unveiled at Cinemacon.
The trailer, which can also be watched in Hindi, Tamil and Telugu, offers viewers a glimpse into what Neo’s life is like after being traumatised by the events of the previous film The Matrix Revolutions. He is seen at a therapist's office narrating some of his ‘dreams that aren’t just dreams’. But of course, long time fans would know better than to trust this seemingly normal reality. As the trailer progresses, hints are dropped that they might indeed be right. At one point audiences are also able to witness a recreation of the iconic bullet stopping scene as well, promising a thrill ride that might also pay tribute to its awe-inspiring roots.
Check out the trailer here.
Prior to the trailer’s release, the filmmakers had let out an interactive trailer that gives fans a taste of an immersive experience eerily similar to that of Neo who tries to escape, offering viewers the classically simple choice - the red pill or the blue.
The Matrix Resurrections will see Keanu Reeves, Carrie-Anne Moss, and Jada Pinkett Smith reprise their roles from previous instalments and will also feature some new additions to the franchise such as Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Jessica Henwick, Jonathan Groff, Neil Patrick Harris, Priyanka Chopra Jonas, and Christina Ricci. Lana Wachowski, one half of the director sibling duo the Wachowskis, will return as director for the upcoming film as well.
The movie is set for a theatrical release on December 22, 2021, and will be available on HBO Max for American audiences for a month as well.