Big Rumor: Keanu Says Two More 'Matrix' Movies Are in the Works?

January 23, 2011
Source: AICN

Keanu Reeves in The Matrix

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.

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  • Flbball23
    If they are well written and have a new story and feel to them then yes.
  • Jb
  • Ron
    I am not sure how they are going to proceed with the story. I think they ended the series quite adequately. What are they going to do...bring in aliens? man and machines having to fight together??...actually that would be interesting.... got sidetracked!..unless it is a brand new story and a good one, i'd pass. Especially if it 3D.
  • Cruzer
    If they can make this as as awesome as the first movie then HELL YES I'm totally in!!!
  • reeft
    oh gawd
  • Jericho
  • Rbaggy
    God no. please no.
  • Voice of Reason
  • Anonymous
    I'm one of the few that really liked the trilogy, and I would prefer if they let it be, it ended perfectly and there is no need to continue it. and Cameron's involvement and 3-D really bother me, 3-D's a gimmick and Cameron would influence it too much. Just leave it be, Wachowski Sibs.
    • McWilly
      I liked the Trilogy alot.....brings back fond memories of movie exitement. "I'm one of the few" on this site that liked it so much I would love 2 more for my own selfish reasons. I loved the story and action. I would watch and enjoy something carrying on some sort of story from the Matrix. Obviously the chances of it matching the greatness of the first is slim to none but the ride could be great. Im not always expecting classics ....if it was that easy they wouldnt be classics. Im looking to be entertained and im easily amused...Win/win!
      • Anonymous
        if the script is solid and its 90% controlled by the Wachowski's with minimal influence from Cameron and no 3-D then I'll bite.
        • Ryderup
          But in some way, The Matrix sort of fit with 3D... doesn't it?
          • Anonymous
            perhaps, but I loath 3-D in its entirety, so its a lost cause for me.
  • ChrisC5g
    If they make up for Reloaded and revolutions i say bring them on, if they're just gonna be on par with the last 2 why bother.
    • Josef
      It would almost be better if they just remade Reloaded and Revolutions.
  • David
    This is bullshit, i dont know how many interviews i have read over the past 6 years where Keanu has stated that if they decide to make a new Matrix movie, he will not return because he believe's 3 was enough. Any how, i dont believe Matrix would work, people want movies like The Dark Knight, Twilight & Avatar ( Not Me ) The Matrix movie's are done in my opinion, People are starting to forget about them now, they are ageing bad, The first Matrix wasnt even in the best movies of the decade list in 2009 and it sure hell should of been. There is no reason for them to make another because i just dont think the general public cares and the fans who do care probaley dont want it to happen incase it messes up the series even more than the 2nd and 3rd did. For the record tho, i would go and see it lol
    • Luigi
      first matrix came out in 99 friend so no it couldn't have been on any list of the past decade because it came out in the late 90s
      • David
        I no what yoy mean but a decade is 10 years, 1999 to 2009 is 10 years as you know, Matrix didnt even get a mention : (
  • i have no name
    The Matrix Revolution The Oracle: What about the others? The Architect: ...What others? The Oracle: The ones that want out. The Architect: Obviously they will be freed. The Oracle: I have your word? The Architect: What do you think I am? Human? The Architect: You played a very dangerous game. The Oracle: Change always is. Maybe a new story will unfold either way I think is kind of bullshit.
  • lego
    will smith to be black robin hood...awesome..............................................not really
    • lego
      at least they didnt call it The Hood, lulz
  • Oh god, no! Two bad Matrix movies almost ruined the first one for me. I don't trust them to get it right anymore. They completely lost what was magical about the first film and instead focused on ridiculous action sequences and a heavy-handed, convoluted mythology.
  • I think they should give it up, I liked the first Matrix movie, but I don't understand the need for more. They'll probably be prequels...
  • Neo is my hero.
    If you don't want to see it then don't see it. I for one would pay double to see the Matrix return. And I know I'm not alone. CAN YOU SAY MATRIX IMAX 3D? You know you want it.
  • Ginger
    The university that this interview supposedly happened at, doesn't exist. This story is one of AICN's typical made-up BS. Too bad.
    • Neo-3
    • Joce Smith
      the story mentions the london school of performing arts - the is a london International school of performing arts. Maybe they dropped the international?
  • zuul
  • judas
    matrix 4 in 3d.yes ill be there no dout.
  • Imadethisup
    This is the best news ive read. ever.
  • Redguy
    matrix 4? hell yes. i thought matrix 3 was cheesy? hell yes but i can't stop. i'm a matrix addict.
  • Anonymous
    YEEEESSSSSS!!!!!!!!! I love everything about The Matrix. IMO the triliogy was perfect and all 3 were amazing. Might be my favorite triliogy ever... and im a huge starwars nerd. that being said I NEED MORE!
  • Dave K
    hopefully its a prequel... that would be an action pack. so is it the Wachowski brothers? or Siblings?
  • Anonymous
    I'll take the blue pill
  • Manuel
    YES!!!! The title of this article must be "Bill & Ted 3". OMG, so locking forward to it.
    • out of normal
      What? "Bill and Ted Collect Social Security?" Pass.
  • Anne
    Well, as with all the Star Wars and Indy movies, I really like all three of the Matrix movies because when I sit down to watch a movie I do so strictly for entertainment; not to pick the shit out of it and come back on sites like this just to complain. More Matrix means more Neo and that means a fun night with friends and popcorn at the movies.
    • Brian
      Well said Anne, well said!
    • voodoo2
      The Star Wars prequels and Indy 4 were far from entertainment...
      • Pretty sad for you.....their immense popularity and fan base would disagree with you....granted the first original SW are the best of all those but its a stretch to say they sucked....
        • castingcouch
          In what universe? Most people seem to dislike those prequels and the fourth Indy. I wouldn't say they have "immense" popularity at all.
  • Anonymous
    No thanks. Leave it as it is. Of course, if they do another one (two) I'll go see it! 😀
  • Anonymous
    No, no, no. Pass, no. Hell no. I think it would not be a prequel otherwise no use for Neo, right? But still, no.
    • Tom
      No. Each Neo looked exactly the same. Evidence: The Architect's speech to Neo while the monitors behind him showed the reaction of the previous incarnations of The One.
      • corran
        the monitors were showing all of the possible reactions he could have. Thats why the camera zooms in the the one that he has as that possibility becomes reality.
      • Anonymous
        Oh crap, more Matrix movies then. 😀
  • I want more space raves! The first film was great, but the other 2 were hilariously odd.
  • Voice of Reason
    Then I got to thinking how much I'd enjoy an origin story of Morpheus....
    • Redguy
      hell no. i want Neo. Morpheus sucks donkey balls.
  • Anonymous
    Are they gonna make the last 2 make some sense now?
  • Ziggy
    I'm on Warner Bros though. They mucked up the last two. Lionsgate!
  • cinemabandit
    The animatrix shorts did give some idea as to where the story could go. In particular I am intrigued by "the kid" from reloaded and revolutions and his story. As he willed himdelf out of the Matrix, could he will himself back in?
  • Lagoya
    The first matrix was an amazing film, then the franchise went down faster than an amsterdam whore.
  • spike speigel
    wait wtf why is there no mention of cowboy bebop? is it cancelled?
  • Solo Calrissian
    Do it, let's go!! They totally owe us for the 2nd half of the 3rd Matrix.... Will Smith says he turned down the role of Neo so he might be trying to make amends with "Hood..'
  • Gh
    Will smith has to redeem himself for missing the matrix, so I'm excited about them giving him a chance again! Maybe he will put his children in it! loll! Anyway I can't wait for those guys. They talked to Cameron too! Cameron is a god now! Who will be able to top him...nobody really! Avatar money is so huge!! More power to them!
  • Silencio!
    I want to see more from the Wachowski's but The Matrix ended.
  • Last Son
    This has already been debunked as untrue. Keanu Reeve's never said anything about doing any matrix sequals.
  • Anonymous
    I have to say...saw this on another website and thought I'd found something you missed...WRONG! You had it two days before those other losers... Should have known better. For the past three years this is the ONLY place I come to specifically for movie information and you have NEVER disappointed. Keep it up, fellas, you are the masters.
  • i remember reading about this i got excited then bummed out when it was false
  • Rafael
    What they should do is get that animatrix two episodes about what happened before the machines had won and turn it into two big films.
  • Wmflight
    I would think the fourth Matrix movie would have to be the Merovingian and his beautiful bored wife up to something wicked.   He does have the best henchmen.  Perhaps the peace between man and machine is bad for his business?  There was a pleasing symmetry though to the end of the third Matrix film it's just I want to know what Neo's effect on joining the source is.  I assume that's where the machines were dragging him off to at the end.  Did it make him sort of omnipresent throughout the Matrix?    
  • Skky is the limit
    Real Talk. All the matrix went hard to me...If they don't make another matrix movie they would be dumb, because me myself had to watch all of them..If one of the matrix movies come on tv i would sit and watch it and get upset if they don't play all of them...I have never been a movie fan but I am when it comes to the matrix....I applaud the making of the matrix movies and look forward to seeing another....5 stars loosers....
  • Zac_piron
    If they don't mind fuck me in the next 2 then I'll be Interested lol
  • Moviemakerparis
    I understand a film is being prepared by producer Bertil Ohlsson in Argentina. Film will star Ewan McGregor, Peter O'Toole and Monica Bellucci. Film supposedly ells the true story of Swiss-born British adventurer, Aime Tschiffely who, in 1925, rode two since famous Argentinian horses, Gato and Mancha, from Buenos Aires to New York, crossing The Andes at a height of 18,000 feet. Horse trainer will be War Horse's Bobby Lovgren! Editor is Zach Staenberg -Oscar winner for The Matrix! Music will be composed by twice-Oscar-winner Gustavo Santaolalla (Brokeback Mountain).
  • Test
    too bad it was lies.  i actually like all of the matrix movies.  I would be down for a prequel OR a continuation of the story after the third.  A prequel "the one" would be epic.  TO see how and why the last "one" failed.  OR, to see how the machines and humans fought in the war, and see the first version of the matrix be born, leading into either more movies or into the three we know.
  • that rumour was false, but here was the up to date story says, and who is making the matrix 4
  • merovingian48
    I loved the Matrix Trilogy series. Yes, I would love to see a Matrix Reboot and Matrix V where the machine world is finally conquored. But only if the Wachowski brothers are fully behind it. I watch the Matrix movies all the time and can't get enough. Bring it on I'll watch them.
  • debbie
    Yes yes and yes I would love more matrix
  • Rick
    I would so like to see another matrix in the making happening. The last one just wasn't enough, want more. I have a feeling for the next one Neo would just be stuck in the matrix of how he'd got unplugged but never died.
  • Nikki1977
    I love the matrix movies and would definitely watch any others that would follow. There is so may ways they could take it and think the plot was so brilliant and still unsurpassed by anything else, they've got nothing to lose but $ from the ticket sales by not making sequels. I watch the movies every time they come on and have noticed they've been on quite a bit lately which prompted me to search the Internet for possible sequels. I'm hopeful.




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