By: John M Jerva
Warner Bros is really amping up the promotion train for The Matrix Resurrections. Even though we’ve only had one teaser, which I’m totally fine with so as to not spoil the movie, we’ve definitely made up for it with all the key art that has dropped.
We have two new posters to share with you and a host of character posters that show off the cast in all their glory. Keanu Reeves, Carrie-Anne Moss, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Jessica Henwick, Neil Patrick Harris, Priyanka Chopra Jonas, Jonathan Groff, and Eréndira Ibarra are all featured so view them all on the gallery below!
Also, to get fans excited for the long awaited fourth entry, the original The Matrix is playing in IMAX for the first time one a special two night engagement on Tuesday, December 7, and Wednesday, December 8, in select cinemas across the United States. The Matrix Resurrections will, of course, hit IMAX theaters as well when it hits on December 22nd.
The Matrix Resurrections is helmed by Lana Wachowski from a script co-penned by David Mitchell, Aleksander Hemon and Wachowski herself. Returning cast members include Keanu Reeves, Carrie-Anne Moss, Jada Pinkett Smith, Daniel Bernhardt, and Lambert Willson. New additions for the fourth film include Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Jessica Henwick, Jonathan Groff, Neil Patrick Harris, Priyanka Chopra Jonas Telma Hopkins, Eréndira Ibarra, Toby Onwumere, Max Riemelt, Brian J. Smith, and Christina Ricci.
Even with the synopsis that dropped a while back, details are still kind of scarce still but with the title and footage description, it most likely will deal with Anderson bring resurrected and becoming reacquainted with the world of The Matrix. The trailer does show Neo and Trinity with a massive case of amnesia and not knowing who each other are so evidently this is a strong plot line that will be hit upon. It also shows the grand spectacle of imagery and special effects that have made the original franchise a hit and this one looks to up the ante even more.
The Matrix Resurrections co-writer David Mitchell, while speaking with To Vima per Showbiz Cheatsheet, talked about the new film and how it’s not your traditional follow up and it’s like nothing we’ve ever seen in the previous films.
Mitchell’s comments have definitely peeked my interest. A lot of people are saying that this will be a letdown but I’m on the side of optimism and think that it will do something truly different while keeping faithful to the original trilogy of films. I’m glad that they haven’t released another trailer (as of yet anyway) because even with the initial teaser, this one is a mystery of what to expect.
One thing is for sure, the visuals and action set pieces will defy the law of physics once again.
The movie was originally set for a May 21, 2021 release, but The Matrix Resurrections is now set to launch in theaters and on HBO Max on December 22, 2021.