Culture / Film

Keanu is coming back: What we know about the Matrix 4


18 years after its predecessor, the fourth Matrix film is finally coming soon, which means, as guessed from the title, dream boy Keanu Reeves is coming back, and oh man have we missed him.

As we roll into an extended version of 'COVID-19, the sequel', many of us are inclined to look to the past for nostalgic comforts, and boy - did life seem simple when wrapping our heads around the Matrix was all there was to think about! It's only natural that between defunding the police, abolishing white supremacy, tackling a pandemic and understanding the GameStop saga we're rather excited for Keanu's return, leather-clad and all.

What's the title?

The film's title was leaked via the Matrix's hairstylist Shunika Terry, where die-hard fans spotted the official title of the fourth film: Matrix Resurrections, via an Instagram post.

This was officially confirmed at the title in August 2021.


Do we have a trailer?

The trailer was released in a 'choose your own adventure style'. You can visit the trailer website and choose either the red pill or the blue pill to watch a trailer.


What will it be about?

Matrix Resurrections is anticipated to be a direct follow-on from the last film, and will star Keanu Reeves (obviously) and Carrie-Anne Moss returning as Neo and Trinity, alongside Jada Pinkett Smith and Lambert Wilson, Neil Patrick Harris, Priyanka Chopra, Jessica Henwick, Jonathan Groff, Toby Onwumere, Max Riemelt, Eréndira Ibarra, Andrew Caldwell, Brian J. Smith, and Ellen Hollman. Phew!


When will it be released?

We have barely any extra information other than an ambiguous teaser trailer released by HBO, below, and in true Christmas miracle form, Matrix Resurrections is slated to be one of the few titles being brought forward from next April's release date to 22 December 2021. All I want for Christmas is Keanu.

In case you're wondering what else Reeves has been up to during this time, last year he auctioned off a Zoom date to raise money for Camp Rainbow Gold, a children's cancer organisation in Idaho, crowning him a certified good boi and king of our hearts forevermore.

Stay inspired, follow us.

image: @keanu_reeevesss