UPDATE [10/09/21]: A full-length Matrix 4: Resurrections trailer has been released – watch it now.
Ahead of Matrix 4: Resurrections’ full-length trailer release, Warner Bros. has interrupted our simulation by offering us a choice: red pill teaser or blue pill teaser. Hosted on an interactive site that creepily registers the actual time you’re viewing it – www.whatisthematrix.com – those of you who feel inclined to decide can hit up the domain; those of you who feel like shattering the illusion of choice, however, can simply hit play on all the footage provided this far above, courtesy of the repost-happy crew over at KinoCheck.
Up until this point, details surrounding the franchise’s fourth instalment have been rather scarce. To the point where Morpheus himself, Laurence Fishburne, wasn’t “invited” for a return appearance – and nobody outside of the core production really understands why.
“Maybe that will make me write another play,” Fishburne tells The Wrap.
“I wish them well. I hope it’s great.”
Keanu Reeves, Carrie-Anne Moss, Jada Pinkett Smith, and Lambert Wilson are among the familiar faces we can expect to see; as Neo, Trinity, Niobe, and The Merovingian, respectively. In place of Hugo Weaving’s iconic Agent Smith, Daniel Bernhardt will make his Matrix debut as a previously unseen adversary known as Agent Johnson.
Other newcomers confirmed – albeit in undisclosed roles – include Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Neil Patrick Harris, Jessica Henwick, Jonathan Groff, Toby Onwumere, Max Riemelt, Eréndira Ibarra, Priyanka Chopra, Andrew Caldwell, Brian J. Smith, Ellen Hollman, and Christina Ricci.
The sci-fi epic has been directed, co-written, and produced by Lana Wachowski. Novelists David Mitchell (author of the Cloud Atlas) and Aleksandar Hemon (author of Nowhere Man, The Lazarus Project) have also contributed towards the screenplay, while John Toll (Braveheart, The Last Samurai, Tropic Thunders, Jupiter Ascending) has accomplished the cinematography.
Watch the Matrix 4: Resurrections teaser trailer above, decipher what you can, and keep an eye out for the feature-length run.