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'The Matrix' Rebooted? Rumor Says a New Trilogy is Being Developed

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February 28, 2014
Source: Latino Review

The Matrix

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?

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  • John M
    Well, my initial reaction is no thanks. But if they did another I would probably go see it. Plus, I suppose since Matrix 2-3 is perceived by many to have tarnished the original film already, technically there's nothing left to ruin. I'm sure we can all agree that the sequels did not quite live up to the first film, but we should also admit that they had their moments. I personally loved the chateau fight and the freeway chase in Reloaded. That's still one of the most re-watched 20 minutes of any movie in my house, and was well worth the price of admission.
  • DaveLister_JMC
    The Wachowskis suck. With all of the terrible output they've had, it just looks more and more as though the quality of the first Matrix film was dumb luck. And that first Matrix is a classic, by the way. They've just never been able to match the tone; and most likely never will. If they make new Matrix films, the most I'll commit to is maybe consider renting them, if I have nothing else to do.
  • SkyNet300
    I called this right after seeing the awful third film! Can't wait for this to happen! Of all franchises this one to me has the potential to be new and interesting with each era. And John M I agree I LOVE the "chateau" fight scene with the Rob Dougan score in the background. I hope this gets greenlit soon.
  • SkyNet300
    Btw I love Cloud Atlas regardless of what "mainstream" audiences thought of it.
    • Lagoya
      How the hell did you make it through that film. After 30 minutes I was bored stiff and utterly confused. Gave up at that point lol
      • SkyNet300
        Lol I was mesmerized with Cloud Atlas. Felt unique and refreshing watching all of these interesting characters with their different paths that they take. The suicide scene was heartbreaking....for me at least.
      • Brian Sleider
        I fell asleep during it. That happend one other time "Finial Fantasy The Spirits Within."
  • Nathan Williams
    I say do it! I've been waiting for this for a long time. "The Matrix" is a classic piece of SciFi and the sequels were fun and enjoyable to me at least. I still find myself rewatching the Neo and Mr. Smith fight at the end of the 3rd film over and over again. There's tons of mythology to dive into and I'm just excited to hear we might have the chance to go back into that world!!!
    • SkyNet300
      I totally agree with you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  • Damon King
    Oh yeah for the Wachowski's to take a further dump all over the franchise, yeah sounds amazing. The first Matrix movie is not even a classic all it's known for is it's stupid bullet time effects that have been parodied all over Hollywood and the sequels just taking that and further more ripping off other great science fiction films and turning it into their a pile of garbage. The Matrix Trilogy is overrated. I've seen far better films. But you know WB is going to agree to this type of crap sadly just for the money worth and the fans that would still shell out a bunch of dough for this. The Wachowski's have lost their minds these days. Cloud Atlas was the biggest flop ever along with it being garbage. Jupiter whatever looks like another flop. What am I complaining anyway people are still going to watch it no matter how stupid it looks. Cinematic taste these days sucks.
    • Alex
      So what you are saying is: Matrix sucks, Wachowski suck. Everything about this piece of news sucks. Everything Wachowski are producing sucks. Basically everything sucks. Got it. I Understand that opinions are like assholes, but dude, you must have a very special assho,, sorry, opinion.
      • Efterklang
        You should just ignore this guy, he's pretty much negative about everything, 'cause he's just a troll. A persistent, repetitive troll. Yawn.
        • grimjob
          I don't think I've seen this dude say anything positive about any movie, ever. All he does is whine and bitch. Plus the mom comment is just about the most pathetic insult anyone can reach for these days. I've pretty much stopped reading anything he says.
          • Guest
            Heh, it's funny how he's deleted all his attempts at "serious" trolling now, and all that's left are these xbox-live-kid level insults. I guess he realized that he was exposed, he'll probably be back with a new account though.
          • Steven
            Yep - he'll be back with another picture of Hardy from that Bronson movie.
    • Avi
      sometimes I agree with you but now you blow out of proportions... the matrix is a classic movie, and by the others copies of it, the directors think so too. Everything you look for a great movie is in it. It's Hollywood at his best...
      • Avi
        yes good contribution to the discussion hahahahaha..
        • Brian Sleider
          Expect nothing more from First Showings resident Troll.
  • http://www.recycledmistakes.com/ Ricardo J C Marques
    Saw the movies the other day. I'm all up for 3 more, but they need to be really careful. Bonus points if it's the Wachaowskis doing all the producing and writing.
  • OfficialJab
    Nice. Not remake please, I'd accept and alternate-universe kinda thing.
    • http://djkento.com/ Kento
      how is that not a remake? lol
      • OfficialJab
        Ideally it wouldn't be about a One, or any other characters in common with this trilogy, or have a similar plot at all, it would just exist in the same type of world. There are a million possibilities since the world can be anything and it's so huge.
  • Xerxexx
    If the Wachaowskis are down then I'm down.
  • lars
    WHOA.........
  • Chris Groves
    It's weird, so many people talk about Revolutions being the letdown, but in my book, it delivered. Reloaded was the one that meandered a bit too much and tried to add too much complexity to the mythology and ended up with everything being convoluted. The 3rd brought it back to the basics of the original a bit. Plus, the Neo vs Smith fight is one of the best, uninterrupted, one-on-one fights ever committed to film.
    • http://djkento.com/ Kento
      the film just doesn't have a traditional definitive ending and it leaves a lot of questions on the table. it also begs the question of how do machines and humans live together in that world?
      • Steven
        It's the ending and the question how long the peace will last that sets it up for another movie trilogy IMO.
      • Chris Groves
        Okay, I do agree in that regard, the ambiguity of the ending is not the film's strongest point. But in terms of plot-requirements, the battle of zion and Neo vs Smith delivered in a huge way. I feel that as a whole, The Matrix Reloaded has many more problems than Revolutions does. But both of them collectively suffer a bit too much from the '2 part sequel' syndrome. You have The Matrix original, then the Matrix sequel part 1, and the Matrix sequel part 2...so it doesn't feel like a true 3 part trilogy like say...The Lord of the Rings. Several of the 'Animatrix' shorts could have served as pieces and plotlines for a Matrix sequel, and in general, the plot of Reloaded and Revolutions could have been a single film...you would simply need to trim the fat, which Matrix Reloaded had plenty of. Entire sub-plots and prolonged action sequences that were essentially only there to keep everyone busy until part 3.
  • Quynh Truong
    they need new ideas.
    • http://djkento.com/ Kento
      because they clearly have been doing the same thing over and over for the past 10 years right? oh wait no... they've been incredibly experimental.
      • Brian Sleider
        Is your statement meant to refute his or to back it up? Because it looks like you agree with him despite your snide attitude.
        • David Diaz
          He was being sarcastic. Every one of their films has been something new and daring so new ideas is something the sibling don't lack.
  • Lagoya
    They should just make a Neuromancer movie and be done with it. After all that's where the idea for the Matrix and every other similar film (Inception, Johnny Mnemonic etc) came from anyway.
  • Jim Dawkins
    They need to give it a rest. The Wachaowskis hit unknown gold with the first matrix. It was pure and solid. They'll over do everything just like the sequels and add some cornball to the story.
  • Steven
    I would love to see how the machines and humans continue to interact in a new trilogy, rather than a prequel or look at another One that failed. The question at the end of the trilogy was how long would the peace last...
  • Ehsan Davodi
    My Dreamy New Trilogy. Why Not? When they reboot Spiderman and reload Star Wars and Star Trek and Fast & Furious and Transformers or make terminator after another terminator or Jurassic Park or Indiana Jones ... Why Not This FANTASTIC FUTURISTIC DIGITAL ERA DARK KNIGHT This is my territory ... This is my F-ing Sequels ... I need them ... I want them I'm not waiting for Avatar Trilogy but I'm definitely waiting and waiting annnnnnnnnnnnnnnd waiting for this trilogy as long as it takes time. I dont want something like FIRST MATRIX , because that's IMPOSSIBLE. First Matrix was full of CREATIVITY & INCREDIBLE MOMENTS with Ultimate SCIFI SCREENPLAY and Unbelievable and Unforgettable Special Effects. Mind Blowing Action , Breathtaking Atmosphere & Bonebreaking Dialogues. I dont want something like Second Matrix , because that was Just CGI matters. I dont want something like third Matrix , because that was End of Trilogy and i dont want good things end. Ohhhhhh Good God....
  • Richie G
    aaand you've given them a title
  • Бабак
    Yes! this is time (exact time) to reload "The Martrix" again.there is a big hunger for new The Matrix with updated and new themes.there is some sneaky movements to preparing minds for a new reloading just like that http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ob-wn52Dkmk Anyway,a very welcome for new "THE MATRIX".
  • avconsumer2
    K. Sure - I'll bite. Just not a "reboot". Another story in the same universe - fine.
  • Michael Field
    I wouldn't mind a Matrix 4. But not a reboot. No need. Just carry on the story with new characters. That universe is so expansive, that it shouldn't be a problem finding stories.
  • truthserm26
    If neo, neal, hey the chosen one, aka Keanu Reeves Isn't in the new movie trilogy then it would be a waste of time filming it in my opinion. Lose the rest of the crew keep him. Slap on a new storyline with new enemies, new gifts and action packed ass kicking scenes. And we all will be line up, glued to the big screen. Let him venture off on a soul searching journey, inorder to better himself where he finds himself knee deep in a new thrilling adventure.
  • http://www.jimmylove.com/ Jimmy Love
    The first one was great! The other 2 not so much!
  • DAVIDPD
    I just hope they do justice to the original. I would be pretty excited to see how good the effects are nowadays.
  • Brian Sleider
    I would prefer an expanding of the AniMatrix Short "Revolution" I full movie based on the Machine Human war and the lead up to said war. That short was an EPIC piece of Sci-Fi.
  • Бабак
    Mr. Anderson. ... Welcome back, we missed you! There is a lot of great and original ideas in "The Animatrix" series.this is proof that they can reload another fresh stories about The Matrix word again.there is not doubt "It's already begun"(a dialogue From THE MATRIX).
    • Elvis Donofrio
      That would be a very welcomed GREAT LINE that I would stand and clap for in the theater
  • Tim
    They should make Neo be the main vessel of attack for the machines in the matrix. I think that would make for a cool story line via having the surviving humans struggle against him and attempt to reconvert him. Maybe even the discovery of a new "one" who would go toe to toe with Neo.
  • desispeed
    more Matrix movies aren't a bad thing to me...the major problem though would be going the prequel route with previous matrix(s). I always felt that with SW Prequels...knowing how everything happens in 4-6 always ruined the suspense factor of Ep 1-3..and I'm sort of also feeling that with The Hobbit. The Matrix prequel would suffer the same fate.
  • Josh Van Den Bergh
    I don't why, but I wouldn't mind seeing a prequel. How the world ended up in the Matrix!
    • Elvis Donofrio
      Look around JVDB its happening as we speak. blue pills glued to their smartphones. THIS is the beginning
  • David Diaz
    I hope this is true. Best sequel news I've ever heard. And I hope they are sequels. If they fleshed out The Second Renaissance from the Animatrix for part of a film, that might be cool. But I don't think I want to see an entire prequel film about how the machines took over. The Oracle told Sati at the end of Revolutions that she thinks they'll see Neo again. I want to see Neo again. Can't wait to get some confirmed news.
  • ds NYC
    As long as they've learned that no one cares about what happens outside of the Matrix, then this could work. That's why Revolutions was god-awful and the only thing people remember from Reloaded was Monica Bellucci and the freeway scene. Set it all in the matrix, with them pulling people out or doing something inside the Matrix that relates to helping things outside the Matrix (like the first movie). Any action taking place in 'Zion' or post-apocalypse cave land is an automatic fail.
    • Elvis Donofrio
      1000% truth nobody ever gaves a crap about The We are the World United Nations crapfest that was Zion. Admirable, but pointless
    • Glowyrm
      The "chateau" fight scene in Reloaded was AMAZING as well, FANTASTIC choreography with a really cool song. Reloaded was freakin' GREAT going from that chateau fight scene right into the freeway scene (starting a little before that and ending a little after that is the best chunk of the movie). Oracle talk in the park -> the "burly brawl" (fight with 1000 Smiths) -> [short length of boring] -> meeting the Merovingian -> "chateau" fight scene -> Freeway scene -> [slightly OK rest of movie].
  • TheOct8pus
    When I saw The Matrix: Reloaded in the the theater, some dude got up during the Architect's speech and shouted "I can't take anymore of this shit! What the %$# is going on?? This doesn't make any sense! I'm outta here!" and he stormed off out of the theater. It was a great Matrix moment.
    • Elvis Donofrio
      LOL I would have died laughing. Same dude was at Batman Forever, shouted, "THIS SUCKS DICK" halfway through Val Kilmers extreme face close up
    • Sean Poirier
      this is what makes différence between people like us and those imbécile who are still prisoners from thé system.
  • rainswept
    I'd be happy to see something a bit action-noir & faction-based in line with The Matrix MMO. Solid setups & interesting characters without the epic expectations that would probably lead to epic letdowns.
  • Ваше Онтатиле Масвибилили
    I hope they are doing it. The matrix was and still is an awesome movie
  • Christoffer Lymark
    They have to get Keanu Reeves to do it! Though there's been multiple incarnations of The One, they all looked like Neo, as we can see on all the small screens when he's talking to the Architect, and we're shown how the others reacted in his stead before. Still, any visit back to the Matrix would be awesome! I loved all the movies, but was totally confused by the end so a reboot would be in it's place. Or even a continuation with a new hero
    • Glowyrm
      That's an interesting interpretation of what we see on those screens, but I'm pretty sure it's not the one the Wachowski brothers were going for (I forget where I read about this). Those screens were simply showing how Neo really felt, his human, emotional side, while his logical "machine" side is what he really used to react, which is why the Architect was somewhat impressed with him. Dichotomy is a big theme in the Matrix trilogy and this fits perfectly with that. But again, if I'm misremembering, yours is an interesting way to look at it, but it's actually really silly if you think about it for any real length of time. I really doubt other "ones" gave the Architect the finger and said, "F*ck you!". Also, none of the other "ones" were in the same situation as this Neo, they did NOT have a "Trinity" (or any woman).
  • @PiffingtonJones
    fuck a prequel. they need to show what happens after. if this is the first time the one succeeded then bring a new threat to the matrix or to zion or something. if it is a prequel we will know what happens, the one fails. i think they should show what happens after neo saved everyone, and hopefully he's still alive. but they should make that a mystery. they should show the same transition tho of someone being free'd. if you remember at the end of the last one they said.. "what will happened to the ones that want out..." "they will be free'd" SHOW US THAT. continue where it left off
    • Glowyrm
      The Matrix MMO is the canon story for what happened after the movie trilogy. If you look online you can find the story. It was a pretty cool idea, to take the story from the movies and continue it in video game form, gives some of the choices of what happens to the fans.
    • glenn
      agreed. No prequel. Matrix 4 fool!!
  • Elvis Donofrio
    PLEASE ANYTHING PREQUEL SEQUELS ANYTHING The Matrix is Internet culture, its everything, how about a spinoff show afterwards on HBO or FX cmon do it! Do it keel me now Im hea!!! But seriously, please, now is the time!!! You know of what I speak. A great idea, lidless, wreathed in anonymity. Cmon Gandalf get off your arse and MAKE THE MATRIX Of all the reboots and remakes or pre/sequels other than Star Wars NONE is more significant than the Matrix. And maybe the Care Bears
  • intentious
    The Matrix was greatness because the audience was learning the rules of the Matrix and how those rules could be bent, as the main character was. They will have to write a clever script that takes us right back to those roots of discovery if they want any hope of achieving that oldskool Matrix wonder we all felt. With a previous "tragic" incarnation of Neo, that might be possible. They could also try new tricks they didn't think of in the last Matrix. For example, plug in some sort of USB drives into the back of their heads and un-tether them from their sleep... feed in programs that make them learn to anticipate the moves of the robots in the real-world... thereby bringing elements of the Matrix "bending of the rules" to the real-world fights as well.

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