22 Jan 2021 1:15 PM +00:00 UTC

Matrix 4: is Trinity Alive? Did She Die in The Matrix 3? Here's What We Know

After almost two decades of rumors and speculations, The Matrix 4 is almost coming as it has been confirmed that is it finally happening. Not only that is confirmed, but the protagonists of the film will also be coming back as well as reprising their roles are Keanu Reeves and Carrie-Anne Moss.

This stirred all those who have watched a major question: How is Neo and Trinity Alive?

Following the events of The Matrix Revolutions, Neo died after defeating and destroying Agent Smith while Trinity faced her demise from the crash of a hovercraft. So how are they coming back to The Matrix 4? Both Reeves and Moss were already seen on the set of The Matrix 4 so their return is not a rumor anymore. But how is Trinity alive?

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Credit: Warner Bros.

Theories suggest that Trinity will be in an eponymous virtual reality together with Neo. It would be a reality that has been re-booted and the characters have no idea of the past lives they have lived, just as it had various resets before where Trinity has no memory of her past life.

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It is also possible for The Matrix 4 to bring back Trinity in a time travel plot as there is a potentially new threat to humanity where the answers would be found in the past. With this, Trinity could either be brought as the Trinity from the past or the one in the present where there are many ways where she can be revived.

In this time travel plot, it is possible that Neo and Trinity would encounter younger versions of the characters like that of Morpheus who has been confirmed as re-casted as a younger version of him.

Another theory suggests that Trinity's Code survived in the matrix and she could appear in her digital form. This is an easy way out for the producers sans the explanation as to how Trinity is alive; she's now ones and zeroes. Trinity could take on a digital form without bringing her physical form back. Trinity could also be a lost RSI in the matrix.

The machines could also bring Trinity back to life by storing her body in The Matrix Online and pave way for her return to the land of the living by giving her consciousness in her preserved body.

To date, the plot of The Matrix 4 remains in the shadows and Lana Wachowski wants to keep this mystery until the end of the production. What has been revealed is the additional cast with Neil Patrick Harris, Jessica Henwick, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Jonathan Groff, Priyanka Chopra, Toby Onwumere, Max Riemelt, Eréndira Ibarra, Andrew Caldwell, Brian J. Smith, Ian Pirie, Lavish, and Ellen Hollman.

Even with the new cast, not even their characters were revealed. Only Keanu Reeves, Carrie-Anne Moss, and Jada Pinkett-Smith, who will be reprising their roles, have been confirmed who to portray.

The Matrix 4 is scheduled for a theatrical release on December 22, 2021. The Matrix Trilogy is available online via streaming platforms.

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