There is little doubt that The Matrix Resurrections is one of the most highly anticipated films this holiday season. After all, it's been a long time since we saw Keanu Reeves in action and the new movie is expected to continue with Neo's story. However, David Mitchell says the fourth Matrix flick isn't actually a sequel. Interestingly, the producer isn't even sure how to describe the film.
The trailer for The Matrix Resurrections already gave us an idea of what will be happening in the upcoming movie. An older Neo has been living as Thomas Anderson and has no memories of his experiences with the Matrix. That alone should be enough to convince fans that this is a sequel. However, we also see a younger version of Morpheus, the return of Trinity, and Neo doesn't seem to be Neo anymore.
It's an awesome yet confusing trailer that shows us a lot but also doesn't reveal much about the film. As it turns out, fans are not the only ones who are confused. Mitchell told To Vima that he has already seen the theatrical cut but he isn't quite sure how to describe it.
"I saw the film in Berlin in September," he said. "It's really good. I cannot tell you what this film is about, but I could explain what it is not. It's certainly not yet one more sequel, but something autonomous that contains however the three Matrix that preceded in a really ingenious way."
Mitchell continued by pointing out that The Matrix Resurrections is "a very beautiful and weird creation" by Lana Wachowski.
"It also achieves a couple of things that we do not see in action films, meaning it subverts the rules of blockbusters," he then teased.
That's an intriguing statement that has fans curious about the new film all over again. We're not sure what to expect in The Matrix Resurrections but there is little doubt that it will be worth the wait.
The Matrix Resurrections also stars Carrie-Anne Moss, Yaha Abdul-Mateen II, Jessica Henwick, Jada Pinkett-Smith, Lambert Wilson, Daniel Bernhardt, Eréndira Ibarra, Jonathan Groff, Neil Patrick Harris, Priyanka Chopra Jonas, Christina Ricci, Telma Hopkins, Max Riemelt, Toby Onwumere, Brian J. Smith, Andrew Caldwell, and Ellen Hollman. The film is screen in theaters and on HBO Max on December 22, 2021.