Last year the entertainment industry came to a screeching halt, with countless projects being delayed as a result. Lana Wachowski’s highly anticipated Matrix 4 movie was in the midst of explosive shooting when the set was shut down, but luckily principal photography managed to wrap months ago. And a wild new Matrix 4 rumor would mean big things for Keanu Reeves, Carrie-Anne Moss and the rest of the crew.
The contents of The Matrix 4 are a complete mystery at the time of writing, as absolutely no information about the plot has been revealed yet. The cast and crew have been helping to buoy excitement by praising its unknown contents, leading to countless theories and rumors about Lana Wachowski’s return to the sci-fi property. And the latest of these indicates there will be a time jump, and involve a new simulation.
This rumor comes to us from Movie Web, and is so far unconfirmed by the studio or anything involved in The Matrix 4. The report is that the movie will take place 60 years after the events of The Matrix Revolutions. While humankind was seemingly freed in that threequel, there will be a new simulation for Neo and his friends to battle against. And it seems that Carrie-Anne Moss’ Trinity is the one stuck in the fake reality this time around.
While taking this type of unconfirmed rumor with a grain of salt, the potential story is sure to turn heads for the generations of Matrix fans out there. We’ve never seen Trinity under the control of the simulation before, and it would be fun to see her and Neo’s roles reversed at the start of this new sequel.
But that’s not the only wild rumor to come from this latest Matrix 4 report. According to the same unnamed source, Laurence Fishburne won’t be back because Morpheus will have died before the events of the new sequel. Instead Jada Pinket Smith’s Niobe will apparently be in charge of the resistance.
This is a dizzying report, and the fandom will have to collectively wait for any official word from Lana Wachowski and company to see exactly what The Matrix 4 is about. Luckily since the blockbuster is set to arrive in theaters this Holiday Season, we should be getting some footage and concrete information soon, as the marketing stage of the release begins. Hopefully that includes more information about who the impressive ensemble cast will be playing.
As previously mentioned, a handful of returning faces from The Matrix are returning for the new sequel, including Keanu Reeves, Carrie-Anne Moss, Jada Pinkett Smith. But the cast is largely made up of newcomers, including big names like Neil Patrick Harris, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Cristina Ricci, Jonathan Groff, and Priyanka Chopra.
The Matrix 4 is currently set to arrive in theaters on December 22nd. In the meantime, check out the 2021 movie release dates to plan your next movie experience.
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Corey was born and raised in New Jersey. Double majored in theater and literature during undergrad. After working in administrative theater for a year in New York, he started as the Weekend Editor at CinemaBlend. He's since been able to work himself up to reviews, phoners, and press junkets-- and is now able to appear on camera with some of his favorite actors... just not as he would have predicted as a kid.