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Déjà vu?

New ‘The Matrix Resurrections’ trailer shows Neo still knows kung fu

By Dandi Galvez Published Dec 07, 2021 2:11 pm Updated Dec 07, 2021 2:13 pm

Warner Bros. released the second official trailer for The Matrix Resurrections, expanding and providing context on the theme of déjà vu which showed up in an earlier teaser, and casually reminded everyone that Neo still knows kung fu.

It's only been about a week since the last teaser trailer for The Matrix Resurrections dropped, referencing the original film's take on the phenomena of déjà vu—the feeling that an event or moment has already happened before.

Now that we're about two weeks away from the film's release in theaters and on HBO Max on Dec. 22 (in the US, Jan. 12 in PHL), Warner Bros. is pouring on the hype, showing a brand new trailer featuring more of Keanu Reeves (Thomas/Neo), Carrie-Ann Moss (Tiffany/Trinity), and newcomers Jessica Henwick (Bugs), Yahya Abdul-Mateen II (a younger version of Morpheus), and Jonathan Groff who is described as Thomas' business partner but, as the trailer showed, may be someone more similar to the original Matrix's Agent Smith.

Check out the new trailer here:

The film's official synopsis goes, “Return to a world of two realities: one, everyday life; the other, what lies behind it. To find out if his reality is a physical or mental construct, to truly know himself, Mr. Anderson will have to choose to follow the white rabbit once more. And if Thomas…Neo…has learned anything, it’s that choice, while an illusion, is still the only way out of—or into— the Matrix. Of course, Neo already knows what he has to do. But what he doesn’t yet know is the Matrix is stronger, more secure and more dangerous than ever before. Déjà vu.”

In the lore of The Matrix, a déjà vu happens when there is a glitch or something has changed in the matrix program which is the simulated world that every human on Earth is  plugged into. This latest trailer expands on that concept, where everything seems familiar yet brand new.

The Matrix Resurrections also stars Neil Patrick Harris, Priyanka Chopra Jonas, and Jada Pinkett Smith.

Lana Wachowski returns to direct the film from a screenplay by Wachowski and David Mitchell and Aleksandar Hemon, based on characters created by The Wachowskis. The film was produced by James McTeigue, Lana Wachowski and Grant Hill. The executive producers were Garrett Grant, Terry Needham, Michael Salven, Karin Wachowski, Jesse Ehrman and Bruce Berman. Wachowski’s creative team behind the scenes included “Sense8” collaborators: directors of photography Daniele Massaccesi and John Toll, production designers Hugh Bateup and Peter Walpole, editor Joseph Jett Sally, costume designer Lindsay Pugh, visual effects supervisor Dan Glass, and composers Johnny Klimek and Tom Tykwer.

The Matrix Resurrections comes out in theaters on Dec. 22 in the US and Jan. 12 in the Philippines.