Matrix 4 Updates: The Matrix was a game-changing film masterpiece that channeled the excitement of the modern era for a futuristic infusion of sci-fi mayhem when it was released in the uncertain climes of 1999.
Keanu Reeves’ Neo is awakened by Laurence Fishburne’s Morpheus and Carrie-Anne Moss’ Trinity in a world where mankind had been corrupted by robots and bound to an intricate artificial simulation.
Neo, dubbed “The One,” traverses a dangerous new universe in order to give humanity a second chance to put a stop to the flesh-and-steel fight.
The Matrix Revolutions, released in 2003, takes Neo’s saga to a final, if not mainstream, end, but the Matrix franchise has stayed historically important, and a fourth film was only a doubt of course considering two iffy sequels.
Lana Wachowski has recently announced that The Matrix 4 will be released in 2019, with Reeves and Moss recasting their positions after years of uncertainty. While filming for The Matrix 4 has ended, little is clear about the storyline.
Other familiar faces have been named, such as Agent Johnson and The Merovingian, but the plot appears as enigmatic as the Matrix within.
One of the most pressing questions, when The Matrix enters its next chapter, is who will play the next villain. As Neo and Trinity rise, who will they face? With few specifics available, rumors and hypotheses abound, notably now that Hugo Weaving has denied any participation.
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The Matrix is a big fan of philosophy, and Occam’s Razor is one of the most well-known concepts by deep thinkers, saying that in most cases, the easiest interpretation is the strongest.
Implementing the idea to The Matrix 4, the Machines could be the new film’s antagonists yet again. During the first Matrix trilogy, Deus Ex Machina’s metallic, self-aware mechanoids were the primary danger but Neo was eventually bribed into signing a peace agreement.
The Architect stated in the final scene of The Matrix Revolutions that the deal would be followed, but only reluctantly.
A New Smith
Hugo Weaving registered for The Matrix 4, but after Lana Wachowski swapped dates, he was struggling to fit it into his timetable. While Weaving won’t be causing havoc anymore, that doesn’t rule out the possibility of Smith reappearing.
Agent Smith, who appeared to be lost at the end of the first Matrix trilogy, could resurrect by using Windows Restore to rebuild his operating system to a previous moment in time.
Smith’s latest physical presence for The Matrix 4 is well inside the franchise’s lore, implying that a new actor (Jonathan Groff) might play the legendary baddie, out for vengeance on both humans and machines.