Keanu Reeves Explains How Different Filming on Matrix Resurrections Was to the Original

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The Matrix Resurrections star Keanu Reeves has explained how the filming for the highly-anticipated sci-fi movie was an entirely different experience to the previous Matrix films, with little rehearsal involved.

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Speaking to Entertainment Weekly, the 57-year-old actor compared the The Matrix Resurrections to the original trilogy.

“[Wachowski was] more behind the monitor” but “still hands-on,” he said of the original trilogy. But with the latest sequel, “[she was] participating more with the movement of the camera, and more interested in doing than rehearsing.”

Reeves revealed that while filming The Matrix Resurrections they “barely rehearsed, if at all.”

In The Matrix Resurrections, Keanu Reeves will reprise his iconic role as Thomas 'Neo' Anderson. Although we see a lot of similar elements that will remind us of the original The Matrix movie, the Matrix in Resurrections certainly feels different. Morpheus (played by Laurence Fishburne in the original Matrix trilogy) is now played by Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, while other actors reprise their original characters such as Niobe and Trinity.

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The official synopsis for The Matrix Resurrections reads: “In a world of two realities — everyday life and what lies behind it —Thomas Anderson will have to choose to follow the white rabbit once more. Choice, while an illusion, is still the only way in or out of the Matrix, which is stronger, more secure and more dangerous than ever before.”

The Matrix Resurrections is set to release in theaters and HBO Max on December 22. Warner Bros. recently released a trailer that reveals when tickets will go on sale: Dec. 6. For more information about this movie, check out everything we know about The Matrix Resurrections so far.