Quantico and Baywatch actress Priyanka Chopra is reportedly in final talks to appear in Matrix 4 for an unknown role.
So far, very little information has been unveiled by Warner Bros. or by one of the original trilogy directors and co creators of the Matrix franchise. The casting is progressively being revealed. We know that Keanu Reeves and Carrie Anne Moss will once again respectively portray Neo and Trinity. Yahya Abdul-Mateen II (Aquaman, Us) was also announced for a mystery role. In 2019, Neil Patrick Harris (How I Met Your Mother), Jonathan Groff (Mind Hunter), and Jessica Henwick (The Defenders) were announced as part of the casting. Jada Pinkett Smith and Lambert Wilson will also reprise their iconic roles as Niobe and Merovingian respectively.
Unfortunately, Laurence Fishburne will not come back as Morpheus. Another iconic actor from the original trilogy will also be missing from the casting: Hugo Weaving, who played Agent Smith, the big villain of the franchise. He declared to Time Out London that “The Matrix is a very different story. It’s unfortunate but actually I had this offer [for The Visit] and then the offer came from “The Matrix”, so I knew it was happening but I didn’t have dates. I thought [I] could do both and it took eight weeks to work out that the dates would work – I held off on accepting [a role in The Visit during that time]. I was in touch with [director] Lana Wachowski, but in the end she decided that the dates weren’t going to work. So we’d sorted the dates and then she sort of changed her mind. They’re pushing on ahead without me.”
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The production should start very soon in California. The fourth and still untitled installment will be released on May 21st, 2021. And in case it wasn’t enough for the fans, Keanu Reeves will also be top of the bill of John Wick: Chapter 4 at the exact same date.
Plot wise, nothing has been revealed yet, but we can surely expect an explanation for the survival of Neo and Trinity who both died in Matrix Revolutions. But after all, everything is possible in the Matrix and the answer is out there.
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