‘The Matrix 4’ reveals official title, preview trailer at CinemaCon
Warner Bros. debuted the first action-packed footage for the long-awaited Matrix 4 film, titled The Matrix: Resurrections, to CinemaCon audiences in Las Vegas on Tuesday evening.
Neo and Trinity reunite in the first footage from the fourth installment in the defining sci-fi action Matrix films, which first debuted in 1999. The third film, The Matrix: Revolutions, was released 18 years ago.
Major stars are reprising their iconic roles from the original trilogy, including Keanu Reeves as Neo, Carrie-Anne Moss as Trinity, and Jada Pinkett Smith as Niobe.
Lana Wachowski is returning to direct the fourth entry in the cult classic franchise which debuted more than two decades ago, without her sister and former directing partner, Lilly.
New stars join the Matrix family in undisclosed roles, including Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Neil Patrick Harris, Jonathan Groff, Priyanka Chopra, Christina Ricci, and Jessica Henwick.
CinemaCon audiences, who watched the full trailer which has yet to be released online, have high praise for what they saw and what's in store for audiences.
(WARNING: POTENTIAL SPOILERS AHEAD)
Word of mouth for the #MatrixResurrections footage unveiled today seems overwhelmingly positive. pic.twitter.com/A8OTeFe9Xm— ???????'? ?????? ?????? ??? (@CraigKoban) August 25, 2021
Just saw the 1st #MatrixResurrections footage & trailer at #CinemaCon. Spoilers: Neo and Trinity seem to have forgotten who they are and have been taking the blue pill courtesy of NPH. It looks to be similar to the 1st & shows people being "plugged in" on their phones. pic.twitter.com/OHld7Pupmp— Robert G at #CinemaCon (@LongLiveBob) August 25, 2021
So I saw the spoilers for #MatrixResurrections. I'm so excited for it. there's a lot missing and i'm not posting the spoilers; some will say a certain thing is "woke", but I don't think it is at all. Plus, it's actually pretty beautiful. We need a trailer soon. pic.twitter.com/v9akHErFHO— VGCultureHQ | Skyward Sword HD! (@VGCultureHQ) August 24, 2021
As reported by Deadline, the trailer opens in a near future San Francisco, with Neo seemingly unaware of who he is, much like his character in the first film.
Neil Patrick Harris plays his therapist in a brief scene of Neo shown in a therapy session. Neo says, "I've had dreams that don't seem like dreams. Am I crazy?" before the trailer shows flashbacks to events of the original trilogy.
Initial footage screened at CinemaCon also showed Trinity and Neo reuniting, but the characters don't seem to know each other even though they think they do.
There's no word yet as to when the trailer will officially drop on social media, but with the film scheduled for release in a few months, it won't be long before audiences can watch the full trailer online for themselves.
The Matrix Resurrections is slated for a theatrical release on December 22, 2021.
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