Trans director Lana Wachowski directs the new movie
The movie industry is slowly cranking back into gear with productions requiring everyone to follow new guidelines, finding ways to circumvent strict Covid-19 restrictions or just upping sticks and filming in a country where the pandemic isn't so prevalent.
Everyone thought that after the original trilogy, that was it for the Matrix series but in this age of remakes, reboots and sequels, we were all gagged when a fourquel was announced back in 2019. Since then it's been all systems (friendly or otherwise) go and the film is due out this December.
Keanu Reeves and Carrie-Anne Moss return to their roles
It looks likes we might have a title for as well. Seeing as main characters Carrie-Anne Moss and Keanu Reeves are reprising their roles as Trinity and Neo respectively after dying at the end of the Revolutions, it would make sense that the leaked title was reportedly Resurrections.
How do we know this? Well an unsuspecting make-up artist who worked on the film accidentally put it on her social media only to swiftly take it down. Ooops! The fact that it's made global news is proof that the market is still there for a new movie so even though Warner Bros have come out and said that the movie is as yet entitled, it’s good news for them.
Neil Patrick Harris joins the cast of the Sci-fi blockbuster
Writer/director Lana Wachowski will be flying solo this time after directing the previous three with her sibling Lilly Wachowski, both of whom are trans. Indeed it’s been discussed at length by both fans and the Wachowskis that the first trilogy was indeed a trans allegory seeing as it was to do with being one's true self. Like with a lot of science-fiction, gender fluidity and non-binary characters have been regular features, creating a safe space for people who felt like they don’t conform.
Alongside returning Reeves and Moss are new cast editions Priyanka Chopra and Neil Patrick Harris who we last saw in episode one of It's A Sin. According to reports Wachowski has updated the aesthetic for the new movie seeing as technology has of course moved on since the original over 20 years ago.
Hopefully by this Christmas the cinemas will be back up and running and we can see it on the big screen. We’re not sure the original movies would have had quite the same effect had they had only been experienced on your pokey millennium telly.