Anyone who grew-up in the 90s needs no introduction to the effect Keanu Reeves and his Matrix franchise had on popular culture. From martial-arts infused action-scenes to the slow-motion "bullet-time" visual effects and even the coat worn by Reeves becoming famous as the 'Matrix coat', the brain-child of Lana and Lily Wachowski left a memorable impact between 1999 and 2003 with three films The Matrix, The Matrix Reloaded and The Matrix Revolutions .
16 years down the line, a fouth Matrix film has been announced officially by Lana Wachowski who will continue the tradition of writing, directing and producing the film. She has also confirmed Keanu Reeves and Carrie-Anne Moss to be returning for Matrix 4 and this has raised some questions among netizens especially since their respective characters Neo and Trinity were killed off at the end of the trilogy.
Since the announcement was made the same day as Spiderman exiting the MCU, and considering how Matrix 2 and 3 were relatively not as well received, the reactions overall were mixed.
That's not all too bright considering how shit Matrix 2 and 3 were.— Art Vandelay (@ArtVandelayDota) August 21, 2019
Omg #Matrix4 ... I’m sorry to say it but I’m #hugely excited. I love Keanu and Carrie Anne-Moss delivers some of the most iconic scenes in film history for me ... I think this one will be amazing. pic.twitter.com/b7hFHzVO3M— 𝕁𝕖𝕗𝕗𝕣𝕖𝕪 🌸 (@piratejeffrey) August 21, 2019
The Spider-Man deal is between Marvel and Sony is over, even though Spidey was great in the MCU but then suddenly Matrix 4 is happening with Neo and Trinty? #SpiderMan #matrix4 pic.twitter.com/ZWNwOlBdMk— Aidan David Selman (@ASelman) August 20, 2019
Gunna put it out there now, first poster for the movie will say M4TRIX. #Matrix4— ᴀʟᴇx ᴢ. (@DoodlezByAlex) August 22, 2019
Is neo still alive?— Ivo Günther (@ivoguenther) August 22, 2019
the waiting for #matrix4 begins
First blush on the #Matrix4 , I thought OK so the Architecture lied, that wasn't Neo in the sunrise and Trinity didn't die because we clearly have a Matrix inside the Matrix sitch.— Monkeydesign (@monkeydesigned) August 22, 2019
But I've been thinking. That would make it an almost impossible story to suss out for viewers.