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A New Matrix Reboot Is In The Works

A New Matrix Reboot Is In The Works

Despite a fourth Matrix movie only being released a few years ago, a new era of The Matrix is currently being developed.

Drew Goddard, whose previous work includes The Martian and World War Z, has been tapped to write and direct a new Matrix feature, one that will expand the franchise’s universe into new stories and adventures.

“Drew came to Warner Bros. with a new idea that we all believe would be an incredible way to continue the Matrix world, by both honoring what Lana and Lilly Wachowski began over 25 years ago and offering a unique perspective based on his own love of the series and characters,” said Warner Bros. Motion Pictures president of production Jesse Ehrman in a statement. “The entire team at Warner Bros. Discovery is thrilled for Drew to be making his new Matrix film, adding his vision to the cinematic canon the Wachowskis’ spent a quarter of a century building here at the studio.”

The reboot will be the first Matrix film that doesn’t directly involve the Wachowskis, the series’ original creators. However, Warner Bros. announced Lana will serve as an executive producer on the new installment.

Before you get worried that the new film will veer into something unrecognizable, you should know that Goddard has the credit to do a decent job carrying on the franchise’s legacy. He began his career in the ’90s writing on shows like Buffy The Vampire Slayer, Angel, Alias and Lost. He also created Netflix’s Marvel show Daredevil and was an exec producer on The Good Place. Both shows wove in religious themes into the plotlines in seamless ways, which bodes well for Goddard’s Matrix installment.

The original Matrix was a huge phenomenon, especially within the Christian world. If you’ve attended a church service over the last 25 years, there’s a high chance the pastor used a scene from The Matrix as a sermon illustration. That’s not a huge surprise, considering an author who claims her work inspired the franchise said that she was initially inspired by the Bible.

Details are being kept under wraps, but here’s hoping we get to see Keanu Reeves return to this iconic role more time.

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