Big Rumor: Keanu Says Two More 'Matrix' Movies Are in the Works?
We all knew it was coming. Ever since Matrix Revolutions finished up the Wachowski's epic sci-fi trilogy in 2003, many have suspected that we would one day see Neo return in another Matrix (or a new trilogy) and according to one report, that might be the case, but not necessarily soon. However, we don't fully believe all this, and it's possible that it could be a big rumor created out of nothing, but you never know. Ain't It Cool News posted a report from a Q&A in London after Henry's Crime where Matrix star Keanu Reeves spoke about a lot of upcoming projects, including the Wachowski's Hood and, supposedly, two more Matrix films.
Reeves starts out mentioning a few projects that we do know about, including Carl Erik Rinsch's 47 Ronin, which he confirmed is a: "hard R rated 3D action feast [sic] that will deliver some great martial art[s] set pieces." He also mentions Bill & Ted 3, another sequel we've heard rumors about recently, but doesn't say much besides that he's "committed to the project," if we're to believe this was actually said at the Q&A.
Here's where it gets interesting. Reeves supposedly went on to say that he had lunch with the Wachowskis over Christmas and told him, "they had completed work on a two picture script treatment that would see him return to the world of the Matrix as Neo." Wait what - really? Matrix Resurrected? Matrix Reborn? Could this really be happening? Apparently the Wachowskis have met with James Cameron to discuss the "pro's and con's of 3D" in order to "deliver something which has never been seen again." Oh boy, here we go. This is where the report starts to sound a little like an excited fan making it up on his own, but who knows.
They also add that Reeves said, "he still has an obligation to the fans to deliver a movie worthy of the title The Matrix and he swears this time that the treatment will truly revolutionise the action genre like the first movie." In terms of where/how this might fit into the Wachowskis' line-up, they're working on that Cloud Atlas adaptation next, then "once that concludes they will talk again." So it sounds like this is quite a ways off. Plus they have the futuristic Robin Hood project called Hood that supposedly was "the most expensive script in history to Warner Bros." Here's what was said about Hood: "It will be an action movie that would have the same impact visually and technically that Terminator 2 had" and Will Smith has agreed to star.
If that's really the case, how come we haven't heard that Will Smith is attached yet? He seems to be busy working on projects for his children to star in, but I'd love to see him take on an epic blockbuster like this, which he hasn't done in years, though he does have Men in Black 3 coming up. For now, take all this with a
grain boulder of salt, because it seems too good (or too crazy) to be true. Matrix rumors have run rampant since 2003 but this is the first we've heard anything for real. Do you want two more Matrix movies?
UPDATE: As we suspected, this was a completely fabricated and fake news report that Ain't It Cool News embarrassingly posted without fact checking. The Playlist talked with Reeves' reps who confirmed that the actor wasn't even in London at all! "None of it is true… he did not speak nor get an award from the from the London International School of Performing Arts," they said. So, unfortunately, all of the above information is false and should not be considered factual. However, the details about 47 Ronin are correct, but that's it.