By: John M Jerva
We are roughly twenty three days away from the release of The Matrix Resurrections and we all can’t wait to see what the newest installment has in store for the blockbuster franchise. Warner Bros has done a great job keeping tight lipped on what the film is actually about so this will be a unique viewing experience to say the least.
Jonathan Groff, who is one of the actors in the movie, appears to be Thomas Anderson’s therapist in the trailer but that might not be all. A new image released by Entertainment Weekly shows off Reeves and Groff throwing down in one of the movie’s many fight sequences. Check it out below!
Fan speculation is running rampant now with the launch of the above photo and now it looks like Groff’s character might actually be an agent. We don’t know why the two are squaring off so it isn’t clear yet if he’s friend or foe.
In the article over at EW, Groff talked about working with Reeves and learning how to do action on the screen.
Groff also added, “When our fight was over, I felt deeply connected to him in a physical way,”
The same article shedded more light on Jessica Henwick’s character in the movie as she is a new addition. Her character’s name is Bugs and it appears that she will be the eyes of the audience.
She also admitted that she turned down a role in Shang-Chi for The Matrix. The actress stated that she had to choose as both were filming simultaneously.
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. “It was a red-pill/blue-pill moment for me,” Henwick said of the opportunity.
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.
The article also stated that the film’s running time will be a rather lengthy one at 148 minutes which was to be expected.
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.