The Matrix 4 was not intended to come out until 2022, but in a surprising move (considering all of the flaws right now), it has been moved forward to December next year.
The Matrix 4 was officially declared back in August 2019 with Lana Wachowski composing and directing the new film. Reeves and Carrie-Anne Moss are back, but Laurence Fishburne and Hugo Weaving probably won’t be for reasons we will go into.
So without further delay, here is everything you want to learn concerning The Matrix 4.
What is The Matrix 4 release date?
The release date for The Matrix 4 was set for May 21, 2021, however, due to this Coronavirus pandemic, filming had to be put on hold, and also the launch date has been moved back with a full season to April 2022. It’s currently unclear when filming will probably restart.
Filming began in San Francisco in February 2020, and a subsequent shoot was scheduled for Berlin in mid-March when manufacturing was made to shut down. Filming was initially expected to restart in Berlin in early July as the cast members had signed eight-week extensions. This week, Reeves was seen in Berlin, suggesting that filming is back on the right track.
From the first days of filming, lovers already shared images and videos on the outdoor set, giving our first look at Keanu Reeves at the upcoming action film.
The Matrix 4 cast: Who is in The Matrix 4?
As we’ve said, Keanu Reeves and Carrie-Anne Moss are back as Neo and Trinity, despite the two characters being dead at the end of The Matrix Revolutions. Reeves explained his decision to reunite, saying: “Lana Wachowski wrote a beautiful script and an excellent story that resonated with me. That is the only reason to get it done .”
We have already had our first glimpses of Neo and Trinity back in action during filming, but no word yet on how they are back.
They’ll be joined by Daniel Bernhardt who is reprising his role as Agent Johnson and Jada Pinkett Smith is back as Niobe, who she played The Matrix Reloaded and The Matrix Revolutions.
Lambert Wilson is also reportedly arriving as the Merovingian, but it has not been officially confirmed yet.
Wilson has said he will reprise his character in The Matrix Reloaded and The Matrix Revolutions so long as his schedule permits. If he can return, this increases the possibility that Monica Bellucci will also return as Persephone, the Merovingian’s wife.
The most exciting new addition to the cast is Aquaman and Watchmen celebrity Yahya Abdul-Mateen II.
There were unconfirmed rumors that he could be playing with a younger version of Morpheus, but Abdul-Mateen II won’t spill any keys though he “would love to discuss The Matrix”.
But what if the first Morpheus, Laurence Fishburne? He confirmed in August 2020 that he had “not been encouraged” to maintain the fourth film. It is not quite clear why or if that rules out Morpheus seeming entire.
Neil Patrick Harris of How I Met Your Mother fame has signed onto the cast to get a substantial role. What exactly this function is, nevertheless, has been kept under wraps by both Wachowski and NPH.
Marvel star Jessica Henwick is in talks to play a leading role. You’ll recognize her out of the Netflix series Iron Fist, but that she’ll play at the Matrix fourquel remains a mystery.
There have been several new additions to the cast, although all of their functions are being kept strictly under wraps — no surprise there. Mindhunter and Frozen celebrity Jonathan Groff has joined the throw, alongside nationwide treasure Stephen Graham, Priyanka Chopra Jonas, Spartacus celebrity Ellen Hollman and iZombie actor Andrew Caldwell.
There’ll also be a couple of familiar faces for Sense8 lovers as Brian J Smith, Toby Onwumere and Eréndira Ibarra have all joined the cast. One celebrity who won’t be back from the first trilogy though is Hugo Weaving as Agent Smith, with all the actors confirming in January 2020 that”they are pushing ahead without me”.
But, Weaving later noted that the first plan for the fourth film did feature Agent Smith: “There was reading with Keanu, Carrie and myself along with a couple of others from the older family. I loved a lot of it wasn’t sure about other pieces.”
A previous commitment though meant he couldn’t be called”Lana determined she didn’t believe it was going to work” timing-wise with filming for the movie.
Another actor not returning is Gina Torres, who explained: “to not be bitter or anything, but the people that are actually from the film, I believe, died.” This ties in with the purported title: Matrix: Resurrection.