The first trailer for The Matrix: Resurrections opens up the conservation of how the new movie will pick up the long-dead Neo and Trinity from Matrix 3.
The trailer and title were officially unveiled at CinemaCon, where fans had a lucky sneak-peek of what will be the beginning of many unanswered questions. As seen in the clip (which is not out on social media yet) we’re in San Francisco, where Neo has no memory of who he is.
Going by the name of ‘Thomas,’ we also catch a brief glimpse into Neo’s therapy session with Neil Patrick Harris’ character. During this session,
I’ve had dreams that don’t seem like dreams. Am I crazy?Neo
We’re don’t use that word here.Harris
The trailer then moves to build on a previously released CinemaCon clip where Neo and Trinity meet each other, laced with an eerily familiar feeling of knowing each other and voiced in the dialogue “Have we met?” despite lack of memories.
Of course, the iconic red and blue pill is not forgotten, as it makes its timely cameo in the trailer courtesy of Yahya Abdul-Mateen II (speculated to be playing young Morpheus) holding the pills out to Neo, saying “Time to Fly.” Then, a blue-haired woman shows Neo the Matrix through a mirror serving as a gateway.
A few other quick cut-away scenes include Neo and young Morpheus fighting, the return of the machine pods and Agents, and yes, the recreation of Neo stopping bullets with his mind.
Whew! We told you this was the beginning of a very confusing, yet inviting ride. We can’t think of a better title than Resurrections to capture what the movie could be about.
The Matrix: Resurrections has been slated for a hybrid release (in theatres and on HBO Max) on December 22 and no changes have been made to the date as of now. Once Dune hits theatres, Warner Bros will turn to make consolidated promotion efforts for Matrix 4.
And maybe… just maybe, a few of our questions will be answered.
About The Matrix: Resurrections
The Matrix: Resurrections will serve as the fourth instalment to the American cyberpunk franchise The Matrix. It is produced, co-written and co-directed by Lana Wachowski who has written for the previous Matrix movies as well.
Keanu Reeves and Carrie Ann-Moss will reprise their roles of Neo and Trinity, respectively. Joining them is Jada Pinkett Smith as Niobe, Lambert Wilson as The Merovingian and Daniel Bernhardt as Agent Johnson.