This article was originally published on 8/25/21.

During CinemaCon last night, Warner Bros dropped a major bomb on us! We finally have more news surrounding the newest installment to The Matrix franchise! The Matrix 4 is now titled The Matrix: Resurrections. Warner Bros also dropped some footage from the film, which isn’t currently available online. However, thanks to sites like Deadline, we have an idea of what went down!

The Matrix: Resurrections footage includes Keanu Reeves‘ reprising his role as Neo alongside Carrie-Anne Moss as Trinity. It seems like we also get a glimpse at a newcomer to the series, Neil Patrick Harris, who is playing Neo’s therapist at the beginning of the clip. When Neo runs into Trinity, we get the idea that the two have never met, though we have three films to prove otherwise.

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After that, The Matrix 4 seems to jump to blue pills being dumped into a sink with Jefferson Airplane‘s “White Rabbit” playing. Then they also got the chance to see a younger Morpheus handing a red pill to Neo, which kicked off the more action side of the footage. Tons of jumping, running, flipping around in midair and karate. The staples of The Matrix franchise.

I’m excited for this footage to finally make its way online so we can have a look at it ourselves. But Warner Bros has made no announcement that this will happen. However, I am not going to let this ruin my excitement for the upcoming film. As a longtime fan of the franchise, I have been patiently waiting for this new film. The Matrix Revolutions was left a bit open-ended and now is the time to see what happens next.

The Matrix: Resurrections is still set to release on December 22, 2021. Hopefully, the footage or an official trailer will release over the next couple of weeks. But all we can do now is wait. Did you get to see the footage from CinemaCon? Are you excited to dive back into this franchise? Let us know in the comments below and on social media!

 

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Julia Roth
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