Warner Bros. Pictures and Village Roadshow Pictures are returning to the world of The Matrix, with Lana Wachowski writing and directing a fourth film and Keanu Reeves and Carrie–Anne Moss set to reprise their roles as Neo and Trinity, respectively. Warner Bros. Picture Group chairman Toby Emmerich had this to say:
“We could not be more excited to be re-entering ‘The Matrix’ with Lana. Lana is a true visionary — a singular and original creative filmmaker — and we are thrilled that she is writing, directing and producing this new chapter in ‘The Matrix’ universe.”
The Matrix trilogy has earned more than $1.6 billion at the global box office. The franchise has included the original film, its sequels, The Matrix Reloaded and The Matrix Revolutions, the animated The Animatrix, the consol video game Enter the Matrix, the online games The Matrix Online and The Matrix: Path of Neo, as well as a series of books and comic books.
With the 20th anniversary of the film and the huge buzz around Reeves right now with the John Wick series, Toy Story 4, Bill & Ted Face the Music and the video game Cyberpunk 2077, this news is no surprise. There has been no word on the potential return of Laurence Fishburne, however. Production is eyed for early 2020.