'The Matrix' Rebooted? Rumor Says a New Trilogy is Being Developed
It's been 11 years since The Matrix Revolutions mostly disappointed us with an unsatisfying and predictable end to what began as a revolutionary sci-fi action flick. The Wachowski siblings changed the action genre, making bullet time the hot new trend, and slow-motion action all the rage, and the script was original, mind-blowing, and totally worthy of the patented Keanu Reeves, "Whoa." However, Warner Bros. hasn't gotten anything worthwhile in box office terms from the filmmaking team with both Speed Racer and Cloud Atlas bombing hard. So what's next? How about jacking back into The Matrix for a new trilogy?
Latino Review has a new rumor saying that Andy and Lana Wachowski have already turned in early treatments and outlines to the studio for what would be a new trio of films set in The Matrix universe. Supposedly, one of the early outlines was about the birth of The Matrix, but it's unclear how this new trilogy would unfold. However, the speech from The Architect in The Matrix Reloaded might give us some insight:
As you can see, there have been several previous versions of The Matrix, and multiple incarnations of The One, so it would stand to reason that a new trilogy of films could focus on an entirely different struggle of a chosen one to save the human race from the machines, and they might not even need to get Keanu Reeves to do it. Some fans might recall that certain animated films set in the world of The Matrix, by way of The Animatrix, already dove into prequel territory, but those aren't being considered part of the canon by which Warner Bros. would develop this new trilogy. Anyway, for now this is just a rumor, so we'll see what happens. It certainly wouldn't be a surprise though. What do you think?