The official trailer for The Matrix 4 is out

Christina Ricci has been cast alongside Keanu Reeves, there’s a new trailer, and we have more juicy details about the anticipated new Wachowski movie.

by Roisin Lanigan
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09 September 2021, 1:00pm

Still from Matrix Resurrections trailer

Updates on The Matrix 4, or as we like to call it, The Glorious Return of Good Guy Keanu, have been slow and few between, with much of what we know about the movie coming from rumours, leaks and a lot of teasing (over 180,000 teaser trailers were made for the film in total!). But now Warner Bros have finally released a full-length trailer and we now know more about the long awaited update, which follows 2003’s Matrix Revolutions.

What’s the title of The Matrix 4?

In an image shared on social media by the title’s makeup artist Shunika Terry, eagle-eyed Keanu stans can spot the official title of the fourth film: Matrix Resurrections. The leak has led to speculation online -- our favourite collective pandemic pastime! -- that the film’s title could be a reference to dead characters returning in Resurrections. Namely Neo.

We already know that the movie is not a prequel, but instead a direct follow on, 18 years after the release of its predecessor. And the cast is packed with legends, too.

Who’s in the cast of The Matrix 4?

Along with Keanu Reeves and Carrie-Anne Moss returning as Neo and Trinity respectively, the new film will also star cult actor Christina Ricci, who last worked with Lana Wachowski on the 2008 candy-coloured action movie, Speed Racer. Who she will play has not yet been announced.

The movie also stars Jada Pinkett Smith and Lambert Wilson, as well as newcomers played by Neil Patrick Harris, Priyanka Chopra, Jessica Henwick, Jonathan Groff, Toby Onwumere, Max Riemelt, Eréndira Ibarra, Andrew Caldwell, Brian J. Smith, and -- exhale -- Ellen Hollman.

Does the Matrix 4 have a trailer?

Three months prior to the film’s release, fans were guided to WhatIsTheMatrix.com, inviting them to pick a glistening blue or red pill that unlocks one of 180,000 short teasers of blink-and-you’ll-miss-it clips and darkly menacing narration from the characters. The full trailer for the film has now been released on the interactive website and is filled with as much green code, chilling action sequences and time-bending reality as we’d hoped!

Does the Matrix 4 have a release date?

With most movie release dates being pushed back after production was halted during the pandemic, Matrix Resurrections is one of the few titles being brought forward, from next April, to 22 December 2021. Ah, Keanu for Christmas. 😌

This article was updated with new information on 9 September.

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