Rumor: New Matrix Film Trilogy in the Works

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Rumor: New Matrix Film Trilogy in the Works

Matrix Neo

The Wachowski siblings have allegedly started writing the script for a new Matrix trilogy for Warner Bros.

Are you ready to take the Red Pill again and jump back into the Matrix? According to Latino Review, the Wachowski siblings have already started the writing process for an all-new Matrix trilogy, with early treatments and outlines already sent to Warner Bros. studio. However, it's not known at this point if the duo will direct any of the films -- assuming this rumor comes to pass, of course.

While the first Matrix trilogy ended with Keanu Reeves' character, Neo, in a questionable state whether he's still alive or dead, it's unclear at this time whether Neo or any of the old characters will take part in this rumored new set of films. One of the early outlines is said to be about the "birth of the Matrix," which would definitely predate Neo since he's not the first "The One," according to the film's "Architect."

For those not familiar -- or weren't old enough -- to have seen the Matrix films, it's a sci-fi action trilogy that heavily borrowed fighting and gun fight choreography from Asian films. The first movie, The Matrix, which was released back in 1999, was widely well-received and introduced iconic characters, Neo (Reeves) and Agent Smith (Hugo Weaving) to the world.

Keep in mind this is still a rumor until Warner Bros. confirms or denies it, or we see leaked set pictures and such. If ever, don't be surprised if we're asked to choose whether to take the Red or Blue Pill once again.

Source: Latino Review

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Firstly, where did this whole idea of "trilogies" come from anyway? Like, why is 3 the optimal number? Seems like a strange number to limit oneself to, and it seems particularly prevalent in films.

Secondly... oh dear. I was hoping they wouldn't go into "milking mode" with the Matrix franchise. Like, the two sequel films were pretty awful but they didn't feel like "we're just making these for the cash", they just felt like really badly made films. Another trilogy though? I wouldn't be able to shake off the feeling of "this entire thing was made to serve no artistic purpose".

while i'll admit it would be pretty neat to delve back into the human and machine war, the whole concept of it being called 'the matrix' implies the machines have already won by that stage. but then again it is being set in the universe, and not necessarily called 'the matrix', so it could still be done.

either way, i'm still gonna be pretty cautious about this. i enjoyed the trilogy, but in terms of actual quality the second and third installments were nothing compared to the original

Who's this Agent Anderson? I only saw three matrix movies so maybe he was in the fourth one?

Anyways, I'm happy to see more matrix movies. They could be horrible but they could be good. May as well find out.

The Matrix was too confusing to enjoy.

Simalacrum:
Firstly, where did this whole idea of "trilogies" come from anyway? Like, why is 3 the optimal number? Seems like a strange number to limit oneself to, and it seems particularly prevalent in films.

Secondly... oh dear. I was hoping they wouldn't go into "milking mode" with the Matrix franchise. Like, the two sequel films were pretty awful but they didn't feel like "we're just making these for the cash", they just felt like really badly made films. Another trilogy though? I wouldn't be able to shake off the feeling of "this entire thing was made to serve no artistic purpose".

Trilogy comes from the Greek word τρία, (with a short "i" sound) pronounced tria, meaning three.

Agent Anderson ?! i think you mean Smith. And i kinda hope this does not happen. It had its time, wrapped it up and its done. Why bother, oh wait....hollywood. money. home of reboot and remakes. Nevermind then ignore me.

Matrix was great, never seen anything like it before, great story and could have ended with that one film.

Matrix Reloaded was not as bad as everything goes on, its the middle child, it did its job, took you further into the matrix world. Same with Matrix Revolution i still have no idea why that gets shit, they were both good movies, no where close to be shit or bad movies. i mean come on next to 95% of movies today. And thou we all know they were milking the Matrix they did it well.

Plus the Animematix was freaking cool.

Holy shit thou, this all ended a DECADE ago. Man do i feel old.

This would be taking remakes to the point of sillyness. Create new ideas!

Alex Co:
Agent Anderson (Hugo Weaving)

You mean Agent Smith right? The only 'Anderson' in the movies, as far as I remember, is Neo's pleb name Thomas Anderson.

I also have to ask why? Even though we don't know the real fate of Neo the movies wrapped up nicely and we already know the origin of the Matrix from The Animatrix's Second Renaissance movies. Other than cashing in on the franchise I don't think it's really going to add much that hasn't already been done.

What do they mean new trilogy in the works? There's only one Matrix film. One.

Well I guess the money is getting low...
I'm sure they have all it takes for more action movies but "The Matrix" was a one trick pony for them, they had one excellent idea and did it brilliantly but nothing else of theirs came even close.
Maybe they got something on their mind again but I'm not one to place big bets on a dying horse.

AstaresPanda:
Agent Anderson ?! i think you mean Smith. And i kinda hope this does not happen. It had its time, wrapped it up and its done. Why bother, oh wait....hollywood. money. home of reboot and remakes. Nevermind then ignore me.

Matrix was great, never seen anything like it before, great story and could have ended with that one film.

Matrix Reloaded was not as bad as everything goes on, its the middle child, it did its job, took you further into the matrix world. Same with Matrix Revolution i still have no idea why that gets shit, they were both good movies, no where close to be shit or bad movies. i mean come on next to 95% of movies today. And thou we all know they were milking the Matrix they did it well.

Plus the Animematix was freaking cool.

Holy shit thou, this all ended a DECADE ago. Man do i feel old.

Whoops! Yep, I mixed Mr. Anderson with Neo, since I was thinking of the interrogation scene! :D My bad and changed.

Reloaded wasn't bad, but I did not like Revolutions. Just confused and spun the story so much, it lacked weight at the end. Honestly, I wouldn't mind seeing a new Matrix trilogy. It's been more than 10 years now and younger people should see what the fuss was all about. Downside is I don't want to see people wearing leather trenchcoats again. UGH!

CriticalMiss:

Alex Co:
Agent Anderson (Hugo Weaving)

You mean Agent Smith right? The only 'Anderson' in the movies, as far as I remember, is Neo's pleb name Thomas Anderson.

I also have to ask why? Even though we don't know the real fate of Neo the movies wrapped up nicely and we already know the origin of the Matrix from The Animatrix's First Renaissance movies. Other than cashing in on the franchise I don't think it's really going to add much that hasn't already been done.

Yep, fixed. Also, answer to your questions is $$$. Who knows though? Maybe they can show what happened to Neo after the machine took him? I really hope it's not a prequel. For some reason, prequels don't excite me as much since you already know who's going to die/live, etc.

I don't know how I feel about this. On the one hand I feel like the Matrix series is completed and over with. On the other hand they could try and tie up loose ends that the MMO started but was never able to finish.

If the rumor does turn out to be true I would love to see them do the movies like the Animatrix and not live action.

You know...
On a less cynical note.
This could be interesting.

I still think the universe of The Matrix is an interesting one, despite a few flaws.

Hell, if all else fails, they can always make a feature length film of The Second Renaissance.

Well someone had to post it... It's time for this thread's segment of "There's an XKCD for that!"

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So it's basically going to be Terminator Salvation, but stretched over three films. Speaking of which, here's what Linda Hamilton had to say about that film:
"[The series] was perfect with two films. It was a complete circle, and it was enough in itself. But there will always be those who will try to milk the cow"

As someone who actually liked Reloaded and Revelations (despite being well aware of their many flaws and stupidities) this is awesome news. It will be interesting to see what changes they make to the overall look and feel of these movies compared to the previous assuming they're actually happening, since the original trilogy was very much a product of the late 90s/early 2000s and I don't think a lot of the visual ideas at least will quite work today as they did back then.

Black leather and flappy overcoats and kung fu and sunglasses and all that, I think they need to not just do that again. lol

Evil Smurf:
The Matrix was too confusing to enjoy.

Simalacrum:
Firstly, where did this whole idea of "trilogies" come from anyway? Like, why is 3 the optimal number? Seems like a strange number to limit oneself to, and it seems particularly prevalent in films.

Secondly... oh dear. I was hoping they wouldn't go into "milking mode" with the Matrix franchise. Like, the two sequel films were pretty awful but they didn't feel like "we're just making these for the cash", they just felt like really badly made films. Another trilogy though? I wouldn't be able to shake off the feeling of "this entire thing was made to serve no artistic purpose".

Trilogy comes from the Greek word τρία, (with a short "i" sound) pronounced tria, meaning three.

I think what he meant is, why is it a trend to have movie series split into 3 parts rather than any other number.

The best I can think of is the 3 act structure to story telling.

Another Matrix film could be interesting, depending on how they do it.

There was absolutely no need for any movies beyond the first one.

At first I was "Oi!" at the "brothers" in the ingress, but then below it said siblings so it was maybe an honest mistake? They aren't brothers, they're siblings, one of them is a sister.

Anyway, I'm unsure what to think of this. I actually didn't mind the sequels THAT much that I'd say that they don't exist but they sure felt different.

This new trilogy may or may not be a good thing, hopefully it'll have artistic integrity and not made just for the monies. Although the odds of that are sadly low.

I can see this happening, WB wants something to replace harry potter and they realize their dc movies are not gonna cut it.

loa:
There was absolutely no need for any movies beyond the first one.

The first made money, reason enough.

So in the first movie we learned reality is a virtual environment. In the second movie we learned drums were the only instrument to survive the apocalypse. In the third movie we learned how to use the Photoshop clone tool.

Take the blue pill... take the blue pill!

(Thus saving us from another 7 hours of sequel inducing confusion!)

I for one enjoyed all the Matrix movies.

By the way, are they making a sequel or a reboot?

loa:
There was absolutely no need for any movies beyond the first one.

Well seeing as The Matrix was supposed to be a Trilogy from the get go I'm pretty sure it needed those extra two movies. Seriously, if you actually watch The Matrix, nothing actually happens in it but exposition. The movie doesn't even end with them getting to Zion, the place constantly talk about throughout the movie. How the movie ends instead is they send out a shitty-CGI EMP to stop a wave of machines, then Neo and Trinity kiss in for-real-reals, cue Rage Against The Machine. It even ends with a cliffhanger of Neo talking ominously on the phone and flying off.

"I know you're out there, I can feel you now, I know that you're afraid, you're afraid of us, you're afraid of change. I don't know the future, I didn't come to tell you how this ends, I came here to tell you how it's going to begin. I'm going to hang up this phone, then I'm going to show these people what you don't want them to see, I'm going to show them a world without you. A world without rules and controls, without borders or boundaries, where anything is possible. Where we go from there is a choice I leave to you" - Hints that Agent Smith is still alive and that he's still important.

Now you probably know by now that The Matrix 2 was supposed to be Matrix Reloaded and Matrix Revolutions put together without the fluff, while Matrix 3 was supposed to be a prequel describing the creation of the what is now Zion. The Machine uprising, the darkening of the sky, the eternal war, the creation of The Matrix and of course the Zionians learning to access the The Matrix. Warner Bros. hated the idea and that's why it didn't come into fruition. More likely than not a sequel will be telling that story. It's still the story The Wachowski's wanted to tell from the get go, they just needed more time to be allowed to make it than originally suspected.

Adzma:
What do they mean new trilogy in the works? There's only one Matrix film. One.

I find this an interesting phenomenon, 'I hated the matrix sequels therefore they don't exist' but we never see this applied to anything else. Why not Star wars 1-3, the entire Twilight thing or anything else.
Can anyone explain this for me please?

I enjoyed the original matrix the second and third where not that good, could they not just accept that they made one good movie and leave it at that, the fact that they milked it for 2 more movies is questionable and now they want 3 more.

please just stop.

baconsarnie:

Adzma:
What do they mean new trilogy in the works? There's only one Matrix film. One.

I find this an interesting phenomenon, 'I hated the matrix sequels therefore they don't exist' but we never see this applied to anything else. Why not Star wars 1-3, the entire Twilight thing or anything else.
Can anyone explain this for me please?

I dont know some people think there was another deus ex game between the original and human revolution but i don't know what they are on about

Oh god, please be true, I loved the shit out of all three movies and the Animatrix.

God knows the more they expanded on this universe the better it got, right?

...

Right?

Might want to update the article "The Wachowski siblings" would be more accurate. They aren't exactly brothers anymore.

Alex Co:
Rumor: New Matrix Film Trilogy in the Works

Matrix Neo

The Wachowski brothers have allegedly started writing the script for a new Matrix trilogy for Warner Bros.

Are you ready to take the Red Pill again and jump back into the Matrix? According to Latino Review, the Wachowski siblings have already started the writing process for an all-new Matrix trilogy, with early treatments and outlines already sent to Warner Bros. studio. However, it's not known at this point if the duo will direct any of the films -- assuming this rumor comes to pass, of course.

While the first Matrix trilogy ended with Keanu Reeves' character, Neo, in a questionable state whether he's still alive or dead, it's unclear at this time whether Neo or any of the old characters will take part in this rumored new set of films. One of the early outlines is said to be about the "birth of the Matrix," which would definitely predate Neo since he's not the first "The One," according to the film's "Architect."

For those not familiar -- or weren't old enough -- to have seen the Matrix films, it's a sci-fi action trilogy that heavily borrowed fighting and gun fight choreography from Asian films. The first movie, The Matrix, which was released back in 1999, was widely well-received and introduced iconic characters, Neo (Reeves) and Agent Smith (Hugo Weaving) to the world.

Keep in mind this is still a rumor until Warner Bros. confirms or denies it, or we see leaked set pictures and such. If ever, don't be surprised if we're asked to choose whether to take the Red or Blue Pill once again.

Source: Latino Review

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please change the... Headline? In bold up top to reflect one of the Wachowski's gender reassignment surgery. Still using "brothers" is disrespectful.

edit: OT I loved the entire trilogy, and honestly think most of the hate it receives are from sheeple who hear that said and parrot it back with no real backing points. That's always been the case when I asked someone why they hated 2 and 3.

I was hoping they would do this, and after seeing superbowl commercials slipping characters in, I began to suspect a continuance.

This is Warner Bros, so I'm expecting a mandatory shoe-horning of batman into the script at some point.

baconsarnie:

Adzma:
What do they mean new trilogy in the works? There's only one Matrix film. One.

I find this an interesting phenomenon, 'I hated the matrix sequels therefore they don't exist' but we never see this applied to anything else. Why not Star wars 1-3, the entire Twilight thing or anything else.
Can anyone explain this for me please?

Matrix fans are aware they can choose which pill they swallow, and when.

There is only the matrix and the animatrix. Nothing else.

Vid related.

Eh...I don't have need of another Star Wars or Highlander series in my life.
I'll just enjoy the first film.
(I didn't hate the latter two Matrix movies like so many, they were just kinda...there.)

dunam:
[quote="baconsarnie" post="7.843810.20776445"]

There is only the matrix and the animatrix.

In fact, I would be quite happy with a prequel that's in line of The Second Renaissance.

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