Matrix fans take a deep breath. Deadline and The Hollywood Reporter are reporting that Warner Bros. is rebooting The Matrix with Michael B. Jordan as Neo.
Although it doesn’t seem so long ago that the Wachowskis’ Matrix films, starring Keanu Reeves and Laurence Fishburne, made waves on screen, it seems a reboot is underway and, according to THR, “is in the early stages”. In the last year we’ve seen and heard rumours of so many reboots, including Duck Tales, The Lion King, Point Break and It. Will the iconic sci-fi action saga be next?
It’s a little hard to accept, but it seems that this project will go ahead without the involvement of the Wachowskis, who wrote and directed the original. It’s also noted that X-Men: The Last Stand author Zak Penn is currently preparing a treatment and there is no confirmation that any of the original cast would return.
The studio has yet to confirm any of the reports officially, but this, of course, has not stopped fans from spinning into a frenzy. It’s not hard to believe that Warner will resurrect the franchise, especially seeing as the original trilogy earned a whopping $1.5 billion worldwide.
During a recent interview, both Keanu Reeves and Laurence Fishbourne expressed their interest in The Matrix 4.
The first Matrix film was released back in 1999 and followed with two successful sequels, The Matrix Reloaded and The Matrix: Revolutions in 2003. The trilogy ended on a bit of a cliffhanger, with many fans pondering on the meaning of the finale. Is Neo dead? Will Neo return? Or is this a completely different story?