It's hard to believe that nearly two decades have passed since movie fans first entered The Matrix. And yet, here we are.18 years later two stars of the film have reunited in the sequel to John Wick and another member of the old team joined them at the film's premiere. Keanu Reeves, Laurence Fishburne, and Carrie-Anne Moss all still look great, but they certainly don't look like their Matrix characters as much anymore.
The Matrix was a movie that seemingly came out of nowhere in 1999. It starred Keanu Reeves as an action hero back in the day when he was still trying over overcome the preconceptions of him that came from the Bill & Ted movies. "Whoa" moment notwithstanding, The Matrix went a long way to helping to erase that particular view. The film turned him, along with Carrie-Ann Moss and Laurence Fishburne, into kung-fu badasses in a digital world which spawned a pair of pretty, if utterly incomprehensible, sequels. While those films have gone on to define these actors, it's now obvious from this image via Twitter just how long it has really been.
Don't get us wrong, all three of them still look great. If it weren't for the way the Matrix trilogy ended, we'd be waiting to hear news of the planned sequel, after all, every other franchise is being dusted off for another go. We're sure they could pull it off too. They would just need to find a way to justify a new film taking place after so many years.
It's possible that they would all look automatically younger if they were all dressed in black. The look of The Matrix became iconic. Even looking at this picture above it's hard to not ee them as their characters from the original film.
John Wick Chapter 2 will be the home of a miniature Matrix reunion as Lawrence Fishburne has joined Keanu Reeves this time around. The film follows the events of the first, where the decision to un-retire as a professional assassin draws John Wick back into his old life and reunites him with old friends, and one assumes, old enemies as well. Fishburne appears to play one of these old friends.
It's great to see the core trio of The Matrix has remained friends. Perhaps if there's a John Wick Chapter 3 they can find a spot for Carrie-Ann Moss. We're sure she can find some time in between fulfilling her duties as the resident attorney of the Marvel Cinematic Universe to play another assassin.
We'll see two-thirds of The Matrix trio together again when John Wick Chapter 2 hits screens February 10.