The Matrix: Resurrections promotion has shifted gear as the cast discuss the plot details alongside the release of a bunch of new images.
Matrix: Resurrections has Keanu Reeves’ Neo and Carrie-Anne Moss’ Trinity both returning even though they both died in the last movie.
How they are alive, or why the Matrix is still in existence 15 years after the events of Revolutions, or why Morpheus now looks like a shitty cosplayer instead of Laurence Fishburne, who knows.
It appears that like Neo, Trinity has no memory of prior events in the movies and therefore doesn’t remember her deep connection with Neo, a driving plot point for the first few films.
In a recent interview with EW, Reeves spoke about director Lana Wachowski’s vision for how the new film looks and how the story between Neo and Trinity would serve as the spine for the plot.
Reeves mentions that he believes that part of the reason the film went into production was “the sense of it being a love story between Trinity and Neo.” When Wachowski first called to give him an idea of the storyline for the new instalment, Reeves said:
“It was one of those phone calls where even though you’re at home, you stand up.”
Moss went on to describe her place in the film, the actress stated:
“I’ve never felt that way before, where I could see that I am an extension of her heart in playing this role.”
New to the franchise actor Jonathan Groff (Mindhunter), added:
“When I read the script for this movie I cried, because the idea of watching these two iconic actors in these two iconic parts coming back and fighting to have their love again just wrecked me.”
The Matrix: Resurrections premieres in theaters and on HBO Max in a little over three weeks on December 23rd.