Reeves will be reprising his role as Neo and Carrie-Anne Moss will return as Trinity in a new film that will be co-written, directed and produced by Wachowski, who co-created The Matrix with Lilly Wachowski.
Warner Bros. Pictures Group chairman Toby Emmerich said Tuesday that a fourth Matrix is in the works.
“We could not be more excited to be re-entering The Matrix with Lana,” said Emmerich. “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.”
Lana Wachowski said in a statement that the ideas of The Matrix are more relevant than ever now and she’s happy to have the characters back in her life.
“Many of the ideas Lilly and I explored 20 years ago about our reality are even more relevant now. I’m very happy to have these characters back in my life and grateful for another chance to work with my brilliant friends,” Wachowski said.
Variety reports that the role of Morpheus, originally played by Laurence Fishburne, “may be recast for a younger take.”
The outlet also reports that production will begin at the top of 2020.
Plot details are currently unknown for the fourth instalment of the Matrix.
Many fans of the film took to Twitter to discuss the news.
I can't believe I'm about to go through this whirlwind again. Keanu Reeves in Matrix 4 pic.twitter.com/baFlGXPimf
— Sucré (@d_odaf3) August 21, 2019
— BossLogic (@Bosslogic) August 21, 2019
I am so there for a new Matrix film from Lana Wachowski. I’ve always respected how the Wachowskis make exactly what they want to, despite the pressure to conform. pic.twitter.com/5AXFSxOmfP
— Chris Stuckmann (@Chris_Stuckmann) August 20, 2019
LEGENDS ARE BACK GET READY TO RE-ENTER MATRIX pic.twitter.com/RwMpXm1bdD
— 𝘇𝗲𝗱 (@vadersanakin) August 21, 2019
Breaking now !
Matrix 4 is in works with keanu reeves ! pic.twitter.com/jvjnQerWEA
— हर्stud✨ (@stud78842600) August 21, 2019
— Jordan Biserkov (@JBiserkov) August 21, 2019
The first Matrix film hit theatres 20 years ago and spawned two sequels that cumulatively made more than $1.6 billion at the global box office.
—With files from the Associated Press
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